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College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences' qualifications

Undergraduate & honours studies

Undergraduate & honours studies include undergraduate and honours degrees, undergraduate higher certificates and diplomas, postgraduate certificates & diplomas.

Master's & doctoral degrees

Embarking on master’s and doctoral studies is a life-changing experience, both for your career and personal growth. Approached correctly it will be extremely rewarding. By registering for a master’s or doctoral degree through Unisa, you will enjoy the support of experienced academic and administrative staff. You will also have the opportunity to conduct focused and meaningful research in one or more exciting fields, enabling you to make a difference to your community and career.

Short Learning Programmes

Short Learning Programmes offered by Unisa focus on "just in time" and "just enough" learning to meet a specific learning need identified by society. This need can focus on enabling access to other Short Learning Programmes or to improve access to the study of formal qualifications at Unisa, or it can address a specific need in the workplace.

Short Learning Programmes can update or broaden skills and knowledge in a specific area to enable life-long learning. In this manner, Short Learning Programmes assist students with their continuing professional development by upgrading their skills and knowledge in newly developed areas or by sharing the results of research.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

During your lifetime, you will have acquired various skills, competencies and experiences. This learning which may have taken place outside of formal education and training is valuable regardless of where or when it was obtained. You may have acquired skills or knowledge from a combination of training conducted while at work, experience you gained in the workplace, short courses or from community work in a relevant field.

RPL permits you to gain credits within formal certificate, diploma and degree qualifications offered by Unisa based on the level and extent of your knowledge. Your prior learning will be measured against specified prescribed learning outcomes.

Visit www.unisa.ac.za/rpl for more information.