Overview of Honours Degree
This poster provides an overview of the Purpose and Scope of an Honours, drawing on the South African Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) and the South African Qualifications Authority Level Descriptors. The poster is useful for current Honours candidates, and those hoping to engage in an Honours degree, as well as supervisors supporting Honours candidates. The poster includes the level Purpose, scope and descriptors of an Honours degree, as well as a breakdown of notional hours.
Developed by Priya Vallabh – Rhodes University
Explore these additional resources
- Council on Higher Education (CHE). (2013). The Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework. CHE: Pretoria.
- South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). (2012). Level Descriptors for the South African National Qualifications Framework. SAQA: Pretoria.
Who might find this useful?
- This resource may provide a useful tool for supervisors to use in their first supervision meeting with new Honours candidates, to open a discussion about the level and scope of work required in an Honours Degree.
- It may also be useful for Honours candidates who would like to understand the scope of commitment required from them.