Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Corrections Management

Please note: This curriculum information is for the 2018 academic year only. The curriculum information for the 2019 academic year will be available in December 2018.

Qualification code: 98655
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 5353
APS/AS: 60
Rules:
To ensure compliance with HEQSF alignment of the Honours Degree, PEN4802 and PEN4803 will be replaced with HMPEN80 & HRPEN81 from 2017. Students should note that as from January 2017 the two modules, PEN4802 & PEN4803 will be replaced by a 12 and 36 credit module, HMPEN80 & HRPEN81 respectively. Therefore, if you have completed PEN4802 (Applied Research Methodology in Penology), you will retain your credits and must then register for HRPEN81 (Research Report in Corrections Management) from 2017 onwards. If you have failed PEN4802 in 2016, you need to register for HMPEN80 from 2017 onwards. If you have failed or not register for PEN4803 yet, you must register for the Research Report module, HRPEN81 in 2018.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2018 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Rules:
To ensure compliance with HEQSF alignment of the Honours Degree, PEN4802 and PEN4803 will be replaced with HMPEN80 & HRPEN81 from 2017. Students should note that as from January 2017 the two modules, PEN4802 & PEN4803 will be replaced by a 12 and 36 credit module, HMPEN80 & HRPEN81 respectively. Therefore, if you have completed PEN4802 (Applied Research Methodology in Penology), you will retain your credits and must then register for HRPEN81 (Research Report in Corrections Management) from 2017 onwards. If you have failed PEN4802 in 2016, you need to register for HMPEN80 from 2017 onwards. If you have failed or not register for PEN4803 yet, you must register for the Research Report module, HRPEN81 in 2018.

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