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Postgraduate School of Agriculture & Rural Development

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Agricultural Management Honours [BAgricHons]
In order to be accepted for the BAgricHons studies, a candidate must be in possession of an acceptable bachelor’s degree. An average of 60% is required for admission. An entrance examination is necessary, although exemption may be granted under certain circumstances, as determined by the Director of the School. Specified ancillary modules, in addition to the honours modules, may be required, as determined by the Director of the School in consultation with the head of department(s) in the candidate's proposed field of specialisation.

BAgricHons in Crop Protection
   
Candidates must be in possession of the following basic university subjects before admission to the BAgricHons in Crop Protection:
  • Chemistry - Elementary, general and organic chemistry
  • Biology - Plant anatomy and physiology.
Candidates are also expected to have the following modules, or equivalents, as background. If necessary these modules may be taken in addition to the prescribed modules during the study programme, or may be substituted for any of the BAgricHons in Crop Protection required modules provided the candidate has been credited for the module in question:
  • Soil science - Introductory soil science (GKD 250)
  • Microbiology - Introductory microbiology (MBY 161)
  • Crop protection - Introductory crop protection (PLG 251)
BAgricHons in Plant Quarantine
Candidates must be in possession of an acceptable bachelor's degree with the following basic university subjects before admission to the BInstAgrarHons in Plant Quarantine:
  • Chemistry - Elementary, general and organic chemistry
  • Biology - Plant anatomy and physiology.


Master of Agricultural Management[MAgric]
Admission to the master’s degree is dependent upon the candidate being in possession of the BAgricHons degree of the University of Pretoria, or another appropriate degree equivalent to or higher than the status thereof, as evaluated by the Director of the School and the head(s) of the particular department(s).



Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]
Admission is dependent upon the candidate being in possession of the MAgric degree, or an equivalent appropriate degree with the status thereof, as evaluated by the Director of the School and the head(s) of the particular department(s).


Advanced University Diploma in Extension and Rural Development

In order to be accepted for the Advanced University Diploma in Extension and Rural Development, a candidate must be in possession of
  • an appropriate initial university diploma in one of the Agricultural or other appropriate disciplines and have one year relevant extension experience, or
  • an appropriate BTech degree or National Diploma plus one year of relevant extension experience, or
  • an appropriate Agricultural Diploma or diploma of similar value plus five years of relevant extension experience, or
  • a qualification deemed appropriate by the Senate of the University plus approved extension experience (RPL).
  • The coursework extends over a minimum of one year. As all modules are not offered at every training venue, it is important to consult the Head of the Department when planning an application.   
  • The curriculum consists of the following six modules, each worth 20 credits: AGV 412, 413, 415, 426, 428 and 429. Recognition of equivalent modules passed may be considered, in which case suitable alternative modules will be prescribed.