university of pretoria honours

By | July 5, 2020

university of Pretoria honours

university of pretoria honours

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The Department of Sociology offers three Honours degree programmes. These are:

BSocSci (Hons) Gender Studies

BSocSci (Hons) Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies

BSocSci (Hons) Sociology


The duration of the honours programme is one year.


  • As we have a limited number of placements on offer every year, selection takes place before admission. To that end, we conduct interviews with candidates who meet the requirements stated above.
  • Where students have not yet completed their undergraduate degrees, they will be invited for interviews if they have achieved the required average for the relevant majors in the first semester. If successful, such applicants will be granted provisional acceptance, pending their final results.
  • Additional information and documentation may be sought where deemed necessary.
  • Students may be required to write an essay or to submit evidence of previously assessed academic work.

Closing Date:

  • We accept applications until 30 September. However, we have a limited number of placements on offer each year, so early applicants have a better chance of securing a place.
  • Applications for international students close on 31 August. Students should endeavour to apply early in order to acquire the required visa documentation in time for the start of the next academic year, as it is a requirement that students attend courses from the outset. See Also-university of Pretoria honoursuniversity of Pretoria honours

Application procedure:

  • Follow this link for the application form:
  • Complete this form. (Because of limited placement numbers, you may want to indicate a 2nd or 3rd choice – i.e. if you are interested in doing an honours in Industrial Sociology, but you would also consider Sociology or Gender Studies, put those down as your 2nd and 3rd options).
  • Attach to this form the following documents:
    • A short curriculum vitae
    • A full academic transcript of all years of postgraduate study at all institutions attended.
    • SAQA accreditation (only applicable to International Students)
    • (Please note, we do not require copies of your degree certificates at this point)
    • Letter of Intent
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  • Submit this set of documents either directly to the Client Services Centre or by mail. Physical address: Client Services Centre, University of Pretoria, Corner Lynnwood and Roper street, Hatfield, Pretoria.  Postal address: Client Services Centre, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa.
  • Once we receive your application, your application will serve before the departmental postgraduate committee for consideration. If you meet the minimum requirements and you have submitted all the required documents, you may be invited for an interview.  (In some cases, we may be able to arrange a telephonic interview).
  • The Department of Sociology conducts postgraduate interviews in the last week of October and November.
  • If you want to check that your application has been received by the Student Client Services, please contact: +27 (0)12 420 4111 or
  • If you want to track the progress of your application in the Sociology department, please contact Ms Rosa Da Costa-Bezuidenhout at +27 (0)12 420 2330 or

More information: 

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you need additional information contact Dr Rachelle Chadwick at

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