Rhodes University Courses and Requirements

Rhodes University, through its six faculties (faculty of commerce, faculty of education, faculty of humanities, faculty of law, faculty of pharmacy, and faculty of science), offers over 100 courses to undergraduate, postgraduate, masters, and other students programmes at the institution. 

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, and Bachelor of Fisheries are some of the courses the University currently offers to students. Talking about requirements, there are minimum requirements by the school and then requirements by some faculties. Students are advised to pay keen attention to fully understand these requirements.

List of Rhodes University Courses

Certificate Courses

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education(PGCE)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching

Rhodes University Degree Courses

  • Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting(Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Economics(Economics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science(Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Laws(Laws)
  • Bachelor of Business Management(BBM)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration(Business Administration)
  • Bachelor of Education in Arts(Arts)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science(Environmental Science)
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics(Statistics)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy(Pharmacy)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music(Music)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Film(Drama and Film)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics(Economics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry(Biochemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry(Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems(Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics(Mathematics)
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies(Journalism and Media Studies)
  • Bachelor of Education in English and English Literature (English and English Literature)
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany(Botany)
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology(Zoology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography(Geography)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English(English)
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology(Geology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology(Sociology)
  • Bachelor of Arts in French(French)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics With Electronics(Physics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology(Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy(Philosophy)
  • Bachelor of Fisheries(Fisheries)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History(History)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics(Linguistics)
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations(International Relations)
  • Bachelor of Language and Literary Studies(Language and Literary Studies)
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology(Anthropology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science(Information Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese(Chinese)
  • Bachelor of Health and Human Kinetics(Health and Human Kinetics)
  • Bachelor of Pure and Applied Mathematics(Pure and Applied Mathematics)
  • Bachelor of Arts in African Languages and Literature(African Languages and Literature)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts(Fine Arts)
  • Bachelor of Arts in German(German)
  • Bachelor of Music(Music)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography(Geography)
  • Bachelor of Business Science(Business Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology(Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology(Sociology)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology(Anthropology)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Bachelor in Education Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor in Fine Arts: Applied Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Drama
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Media Studies)
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Latin)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Xhosa Communication
  • Bachelor of Education Honours in Science Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Virtual Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Practice (Fine Art)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Greek
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Economic Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Theory
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Statistics
  • Bachelor of Education (Mathematics Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Information Communication Technology)
  • Bachelor of Education (English Language Teaching)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Bilingual Education for Diversity and Access
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Educational Leadership and Management

Rhodes University Doctorate Courses

  • Ph.D. in Economics(Economics)
  • Ph.D. in Management(Management)
  • Ph.D. in Sociology(Sociology)
  • Ph.D. in Information Systems(Information Systems)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy
  • Ph.D. in Education
  • Ph.D. in History
  • Ph.D. in German Studies

Rhodes University Masters Degree Courses

  • Master of Business Administration(MBA)
  • Master of Science in Physics(Physics)
  • Master of Arts in History(History)
  • Master of Science in Microbiology(Microbiology)
  • Master of Arts in English(English)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science(Computer Science)
  • Master of Science in Chemistry(Chemistry)
  • Master of Science in Geology(Geology)
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology(Biotechnology)
  • Master of Science in Zoology(Zoology)
  • Master of Science in Botany(Botany)
  • Master of Science in Entomology(Entomology)
  • Master of Music(Music)
  • Master of Commerce(Commerce)
  • Master of Fine Arts(Fine Arts)
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology(Clinical Psychology)
  • Master of Science in Mathematical Statistics(Mathematical Statistics)
  • Master of Science in Geography(Geography)
  • Master of Education in Mathematics Education(Mathematics Education)
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Public Relations
  • Master of Science in Applied Science (Water Resources)
  • Master of Science in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
  • Master of Arts in Drama
  • Master of Arts in Political and International Studies

Rhodes University Post Graduate Diploma Courses 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (Higher Education)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management

Kindly visit the University’s website and find the duration of any of the courses above through your faculty or department. You can also visit the school physically to obtain more information about your course duration and other things you might need clarification on.

Faculties and Schools At Rhodes University

  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Science

Rhodes University Drama Requirements

The Rhodes University Drama Department offers students an integrated approach to drama studies incorporating a broad range of disciplines: theatre technology, acting, choreography, directing, applied theatre, movement, physical theatre, theatre design, writing, and arts administration.

Unfortunately, the drama department of the University hasn’t publicly shared the exact requirements for prospective students. You might need to log in to the school’s website and find your way to the part where you’ll get to find the list of all of the school’s departments.

Check for the drama department and see if you can see the list of their requirements. It is also important to note that an audition is not part of the University’s requirements for applicants who wish to study drama.

Rhodes University Law Requirements

Rhodes University offers an LLB degree. Not only that the course is fully accredited, but also it meets the National LLB qualification standards. Hence, all students who graduate with an LLB degree from the University obtain the same qualification.

This is the minimum faculty requirement for those who want to study law at Rhodes university. For additional information, kindly visit the school’s official website or the law faculty of the school.

  • English Home Language – 60% and above
  • English First Additional Language – 70% and above
  • Mathematics – 50% and above
  • Mathematics Literacy – 60% and above

It is important to note that, at Rhodes University, first-year candidates are not accepted directly into law. They are required to obtain three non-law credits through either Commerce, Humanities, or Science Faculties.

Also, a minimum of Maths level 4 or Maths literacy level 5 is required to be considered for law studies.

Note:  Life Orientation is not counted for points, but you must obtain at least 50% for acceptance.

Rhodes University General Requirements

Before we delve into the general requirement at Rhodes university, it is important you get acquainted with the minimum requirement at the school.

So, this is the minimum requirement that indicates that you are eligible for selection.

  • At least four of the seven subjects must be from the list of the recommended subject list set out below, and students must have obtained an achievement rating of 4 (50 – 59%) or above.
  • English language at an achievement rating of 4 (50 – 59%) or above.
  • Meet Faculty requirements:  subject requirements and percentage required.

Here are the general requirements for applicants who wish to study at the University under undergraduate, masters by research, postgraduate, masters by coursework, doctor of philosophy, and Bachelor honors levels.

Rhodes University Undergraduate Degree Requirements

  • You must take seven subjects, four of which are compulsory (two languages, Life Orientation and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy) and three of your chosen subjects from the subjects on offer at the school.
  • At least four of the seven subjects must be from the list of ‘designated subjects’ listed below, and the student must have obtained an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement 50 – 59%) or above in these four subjects.

The designated subject list includes:

  • Accounting/ Agricultural Science/ Business Studies
  • Consumer Studies/Dramatic Arts/ Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Economics/Geography/ History
  • Information Technology/ Languages/ Life Sciences
  • Music Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy
  • Religion Studies/ Physical Science/ Visual Arts.

Bachelor of Honours Degrees Requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

The duration is a minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with the permission of the Senate, all modules shall be completed at the University.

Masters by Coursework Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

Duration for Master by Coursework is a minimum of two consecutive semesters (full-time) or four consecutive semesters (part-time) before the degree may be conferred. With permission and in terms of College regulations, periods of attendance at the graduate level at another institution or another College may be accepted.

Masters by Research Requirement

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree

A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full-time) or four consecutive semesters (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.

Note: Candidates shall be required to pursue an appropriate program of research on a subject on a subject falling within the scope of the studies presented at the University.

Doctor of philosophy or supervised Doctor degrees by research Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree

The duration for this is a minimum of four consecutive semesters (full-time) or eight consecutive semesters (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.

Postgraduate Diplomas Requirements

Here are the requirements for postgraduate students who wish to further their studies at Rhodes University.

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence
  • Some Schools/Colleges may accept an Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

The duration of postgraduate diploma courses is a minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. However, except with the permission of the Senate, all modules shall be completed at the University.

International Requirements

Here are Rhodes university’s international requirements for interested candidates.

40 points and above will receive a firm offer, and 37 – 39 points will remain on hold until the end of September to be considered by the Dean if space is available.

For candidates who offer A, O, HIGCSE & IGCSE, five different subjects are counted. The basic minimum requirement for admission to the University is a certificate of Full Exemption or Foreign Conditional Exemption from the Matriculation Board.

Applicants who have passed A levels are eligible for full exemption provided the passes in approved subjects meet the following requirements:

  • A-level: symbols A-E (minimum of 2 subjects)
  • AS-level: symbols A-D (4 subjects and 1 at O-level)
  • O-level: symbols A-C (maximum of 3 subjects)
  • At least 2 subjects at A-level and 3 different subjects at O-level or 3 subjects at A-level and 2 at O-level

HIGCSE/IGCSE qualification:

  • HIGCSE: symbols 1-3 (4 subjects)
  • IGCSE: symbols A-C (1 subject)
  • International Baccalaureate (B)
  • 3 High-level (HL) subjects: Grade 4
  • 4 Standard Level (SL) subjects: Grade 5

List of Departments At Rhodes University

  • Accounting
  • Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies
  • African Languages
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology
  • Biotechnology Innovation Centre
  • Botany
  • Business School
  • Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Economics and Economics History
  • Education
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Environmental Science
  • Extended Studies Unit
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
  • Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
  • Information Systems
  • Journalism & Media Studies
  • Law
  • Literary Studies in English
  • Management
  • Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
  • Modern Fiction
  • Music & Musicology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Electronics
  • Political and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • School of Languages
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology and Entomology

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