Master of Education in Adult Education
University Of South Africa (UNISA)
Pretoria Central, South Africa
3 - 4 years
Earliest start date
Admission requirements: An appropriate Bachelor of Education Honours Degree, an appropriate postgraduate diploma, or a 480 credit Bachelor of Education Degree with a minimum of 96 credits at NQF level 8 with an average of 60%. A student who is admitted on the strength of a postgraduate diploma or a 480 credit bachelor's degree with a minimum of 96 credits at level 8 and who has not completed a module in research methodology may be required to complete such a module at NQF level 8 for NDP or to work through a prescribed reading list and submit an assignment before he/she will be allowed to register for the module in research methodology of which the outcome is the research proposal.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must submit a transcript or an academic record, as well as a document describing their intended research. Students will be accepted on the following criteria: Suitability and viability of the intended research; adequate supervisory capacity and research expertise in the discipline or department, and an approved selection procedure that is in line with Unisa's policies on equality and diversity in the discipline or department.
A student registered for a 180-credit structured coursework master's degree must complete the study program within three years. A student may make an application to the Registrar for one additional year of study.
A master's degree by coursework requires a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual dependence and a research project culminating in accepting a dissertation of limited scope. The curriculum generally comprises subjects required to write examinations and submit a research proposal module and a short dissertation. In most cases, you need to pass at least two modules before you may register for the research proposal module. You will only be able to register for the short dissertation if you comply with the research proposal module's requirements.