MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN MARITIME STUDIES

(Qualification Code 41050)

Admission requirements:

  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Studies, a relevant honours degree, a relevant 480-credit bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification, at NQF Exit Level 8 or equivalent, with all core modules passed with at least 60% or attained at an equivalent grade.

Conditions that apply

Included in the above will be a level appropriate, externally examined and/or moderated research project, mini-dissertation or treatise of at least 8,000 to 10,000 words and a module in research methods/ methodology, each passed with at least 60%, or attained at an equivalent grade.

Candidates considered for admission on the strength of a qualification that does not include a module in research methods/methodology and a research project, mini-dissertation or treatise of at least 8,000 – 10,000 words will be required to complete and pass such additional modules at the appropriate level, each with at least 60% or an equivalent grade, prior to acceptance for registration for the master’s degree.

Students in possession of a Bachelor of Technology degree (BTech) in relevant or related fields may be admitted with the understanding that additional requirements as a condition for admission may be recommended by the HOD for approval by the RTIC of the relevant School within the Faculty. Such additional requirements may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Register for and pass, with at least 60% or attain at an equivalent grade, an additional module or modules at the appropriate level;
  • Obtain a further 120-credit qualification at the appropriate level (e.g. a cognate postgraduate diploma or an honours degree).

International students who have completed previous qualifications in a language other than English must submit proof of English language proficiency reflecting minimum adequate scores as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score with minimums of 6 in each section;
  • TOEFL:
  • Paper based test: 580 minimum overall score with minimums of 53  in listening, 52  in reading and 59  in structure/written;
  • Computer-based test: 237 minimum overall score with minimums of 19 in  listening, 19 in reading and 25 in structure/written;
  • Internet-based test: 92 minimum overall score with minimums of 18 in listening, 17 in reading, 22 in writing and 22 in speaking.

Duration of Study

A minimum of one year and a maximum of four years

Re-admission:

A student may repeat a failed module more than once, provided that the maximum period of study is not exceeded.

For the treatise Rule G5.3.6 applies: The University may refuse a student re-admission, if such a student fails to make satisfactory academic progress in terms of agreed upon outcomes with his/her research supervisor.

Curriculum

 

 

Module Code

Continuous assessment

Formal Examination

Percentage weighting

 

Yes / no

Yes / no

  Class mark

Exam mark

Maritime Economic Development MARS501

No

Yes

40%

60%

Water-based Tourism MARS502

No

Yes

40%

60%

Treatise MARS500

No

Yes

  0%

100%

Maritime Governance & Security MARS511

No

Yes

40%

60%

Marine Law and Policy MARS512

No

Yes

40%

60%

Maritime Socio-ecological Resilience MARS521

No

Yes

40%

60%

Maritime Logistics MARS522

No

Yes

40%

60%

Port Management MARS531

No

Yes

40%

60%

Syllabi of all modules as it will appear in the prospectus (see downloads).

* Please note the programme is provisional