Overview Of Honours Degree Postgrad Environments

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.

Overview of Honours Degree EPE

Developed by Priya Vallabh – Rhodes University

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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.