University of Fort Hare Faculty of Science & Agriculture

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Welcome to the University of Fort Hare’s faculty of Science & Agriculture.

Undegraduate Studies

1. Science And Technology Foundation Programme (STFP)
The Science and Technology Foundation Programme (STFP) is intended to provide a strong science foundation to students who do not meet University and/or Faculty of Science and Agriculture entry requirements.  The STFP programme follows an extended curriculum model where the first academic year of a BSc degree is spread over two years and “extra time” is used for support.  Also, the renaming of the BSc courses offered in the STFP (note: all STFP courses are derived from regular University courses that fulfill SAQA regulations) are for tracking purposes.  The minimum entrance requirements for the STFP is a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science at level 3 and a pass in either Life Science or Geography or Agriculture or Info Technology at level 3.  The minimum period for the STFP is 4 years (384 credits).
2. Bachelor Of Science (Bsc) degree
To follow a BSc Degree it is compulsory to have passed Matric Mathematics and Physical Science at least level 4. A degree is not simply any combination of subjects, but should be carefully constructed around specific major subjects.  Some subject combinations are not allowed, but even some permissible combinations are not as meaningful as others.  It is very important that each student should plan his/her curriculum carefully to ensure that subject combinations are meaningful and that all the necessary pre-requisites and co-requisites are met.  All students, and particularly new students, are therefore advised to discuss their subject choices with Faculty staff members.
3. Bachelor of Agriculture (B Agricdegree
4. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSc Agric) degree

Postgraduate

Honours:
A learner shall be admitted to the Honours programme in a subject only with the permission of the relevant Head of Department. Normally a learner will be admitted to an Honours programme in a subject in which an average mark of 60% in all the modules required of the particular subject was obtained in the final undergraduate year.
The degree may be obtained in any of the following options, in consultation with the Head of Department concerned and subject to the approval of the Faculty Board:

Qualification (Honours) Qualification (Honours) Qualification (Honours)
Applied Mathematics Computer Science Microbiology
Applied Remote Sensing and GIS Entomology Physics
Applied Statistics Geography Zoology
Biochemistry Geology Mathematical Statistics
Botany Chemistry Mathematics

Masters:Normally a learner shall not be admitted to the Masters qualification unless he/she has obtained an aggregate of at least 60% for the Honours degree at the first attempt.
The degree of Master of Science (Msc) may be obtained in any of the following  subjects
 

Qualification (Master of Science) Qualification (Master of Science) Qualification (Master of Science)
Applied Mathematics (Coursework / Research) Computer Science (Research) Microbiology (Research)
Applied Remote Sensing and GIS (Research) Entomology (Research) Physics (Coursework / Research)
Applied Statistics (Coursework / Research) Geography (Research) Zoology (Research)
Biochemistry (Research) Geology (Research) Mathematical Statistics (Coursework / Research)
Botany (Research) Chemistry (Research) Mathematics (Coursework / Research)
Ethnobotany  (Research) Environmental Studies  (MPhil)  (Coursework) Nursing Science

 
The degree of Master of Agriculture (M Agric) may be obtained in any of the following  subjects:
M Agric in Agricultural Economics          AGE 700
M Agric in Agricultural Extension             AGX 700
 
The degree of Master of Science in Agriculture (Msc Agric) may be obtained in any of the following  subjects:

(Master of Science in Agriculture) (Master of Science in Agriculture) (Master of Science in Agriculture)
Agricultural Economics Crop Science Animal Science
Soil Science Horticultural Science Pasture Science
Agricultural Extension

 
PhD
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy may be obtained in any of the following fields:

Qualification (PhD) Qualification (PhD) Qualification (PhD)
Applied Mathematics Computer Science Microbiology
Applied Remote Sensing and GIS Entomology Physics
Applied Statistics Geography Zoology
Biochemistry Geology Mathematical Statistics
Botany Chemistry Mathematics
Agricultural Economics Agricultural Extension Crop Science
Animal Science Soil Science Horticultural Science
Pasture Science Biostatistics Epidemiology
Ethnobotany Nursing Science

Entry Requirements

Undegraduate Admmission
For the admission to the Faculty of Science & Agriculture , applicants must obtain the National Senior Certificate endorsed for degree studies, meet the required admission point score and satisfy specified subject requirements.
Admission will be based on both your National Senior Certificate and National Benchmark Test results.

  1. STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION  TO THE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
  2. PROCEDURE FOR SPECIAL ADMISSION INTO THE BAGRIC,BSc AGRIC AND BSc DEGREES

Postgraduate Admmission
Click here to see the different disciplines offered for postgraduatre studies.Candidate are advised to contact the relevant departments before applying