University of Limpopo Postgraduate Application 2020

By | June 11, 2019

University of Limpopo Postgraduate Application 2020

About University of Limpopo Postgraduate Application

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

PGCE is a 120 credits qualification at NQF level 6 based on Norms and Standards for Educators (February 2000). It develops strong practical, foundational and reflexive competence to make judgements in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. There are four areas of specialisation that may be followed within the PGCE programme, namely (Science and Mathematics, Languages and Life Orientation, Economic and Management Sciences, and Socials Sciences).

Specific Outcomes:Has sound mastery of content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in the chosen learning areasCan translate theory into practiceCan design, execute and assess learning activities that reflect processes, acquisition of new concepts and problems solving skill.Can carry out action research that will inform ongoing development and improvement of personal classroom practiceHas a professional thirst for life-long learning.

Key Performance Indicators

A practical understanding of the role of language, resources and teaching aids within relevant specialisation.A practical understanding of the of learners’ existing ideas, skills and attitudes within relevant specialisation and their influence on the learning programme and process.An ability to reflect on teaching approaches used and the ability to adjust and change these approaches according to the context (learners, school, geographical area) in which learning takes place.An ability to choose appropriate assessment approaches and techniques for different purposes recognising underlying theories, assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.An ability to use the results from formative and summative assessment appropriately for administrative purposes, learning programme development as well as feedback to learners, parents and colleagues.An ability to design assessment according to requirements of learners, the learning programme and language.

B.Ed. Honours
B.Ed. (Educational Studies) is a 240 credits qualification at NQF level 7 based on Norms and Standards for Educators (February 2000). It develops strong practical, foundational and reflexive competence to make judgements in a variety of contexts. There are three areas of specialisation that may be followed within the honours programme, namely (Curriculum Studies, Educational Psychology, and Development Studies in Education).

Specific Outcomes:Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of effective educational theoriesDemonstrate the ability to apply knowledge generic principles of assessment strategies.To encourage research in education

Key Performance Indicators:An ability to choose appropriate assessment approaches and techniques for different purposes recognising underlying theories, assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.An ability to continuously assess the learning process.An ability to use the results from formative and summative assessment appropriately for administrative purposes, learning programme development as well as feedback to learners, parents and colleagues.An ability to access and critically read a wide variety of professional texts on teaching and learning.An ability to carry out research that will inform the on-going development and improvement of personal classroom practice and students’ learning capacity.An ability to keep up to date with developments in the field.

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Masters in Education – M.Ed.M.Ed, in Educational Studies is a 240 credit qualification at NQF level 8 based on Norms and Standards for educators (February 2000). Those who join for M.Ed. in Educational may follow three specialisations as in honours. At this stage the programme is by research only
Specific Objectives:Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of effective educational mattersUnderstand theories behind and be able to apply knowledge of assessment strategies in educational contextsDemonstrates the ability to be an independent life-long learner, researcher and scholar.

Key Performance Indicators:An understanding of philosophies and research paradigms related to educational research with emphasis on educational research.An ability to develop workable and appropriate research questions.An ability to develop a practical research proposal, conduct research and write research reports in acceptable format.

Doctor of Education- (D. Ed) or PhDD.Ed or PhD in Educational Studies is a 240 credit qualification at NQF level 8 based on Norms and Standards for educators (February 2000). Those who join for M.Ed. in Educational may follow three specialisations as in honours. At this stage the programme is by research only.

Applying at University of Limpopo

Application process:
Step 1: Download application form from our website or apply online click here  
Step 2: Your academic application form must be accompanied by an application fee which is R250-00 for South African students and R380-00 for International students.
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application form, please wait for 4 weeks before checking on your application status.

 Application closing date: 27 September 2019 (Both SA and International students)

*Note: make sure that you meet or exceed the admission requirements as set out on the prospectus. Only Bachelor Certificate holders are eligible to apply for admission.

1.1 National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor exemption

Prospective students, with an NSC, who wish to gain entry to any undergraduate programme at the University of Limpopo, should comply with the following:

  • Life Orientation with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • Aligned with the language policy of the university, English as a language of learning and teaching with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • The required minimum levels of achievement in specific subjects as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty, provided that:
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of four (4) for degree programmes and
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of three (3) for diploma programmes.
  • The required Admission Point Score (APS) as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty.
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Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

1.2 Matriculation Certificate (prior 2008)

  • Students, who successfully completed Grade 12 before 2008, can apply for admission to the University with the normal Grade 12 Senior Certificate with full university exemption by converting their grade symbols to an APS. 

1.3 National Certificate (Vocational)

  • Students who have successfully completed a National Certificate Vocational NC(V) Level 4 qualification will require the following and will be subject to Faculty Admission Specifications and Placement Tests:
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 60% (Life Orientation included) and 4 relevant vocational subjects at 70% for degree programmes.
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 50% (Life Orientation included) and 3 compulsory vocational subjects at 60% for diploma programmes.

1.4   The Admission Point Score (APS) system

The system is a simple calculation, using your NSC or Grade 12 university exemption results, which can be done by any prospective student to determine if he/she meets the minimum requirements to gain entry into:

  • The University of Limpopo

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  • A specific programme of choice offered by a Faculty within the University.

Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

The calculation is done by the addition of the achievement levels in six (6) recognised 20 credit subjects as stipulated by specific requirements of the Faculties. Achievement levels are as follows (Note Life Orientation is not used in the APS calculation):

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