1. Honours degrees
    The Department of Communication Science offers three honours degrees*:
    • BA Hons. (Communication Science) with specialisation in Leadership Communication
    • BA Hons. (Communication Science) with specialisation in Media Studies and Journalism
    • BA Hons. (Communication Science) with specialisation in Corporate and Marketing Communication
    *For complete curriculum information for each degree, see point 6 below.
  2. Course structure
    • The degrees are offered on a full-time basis and students are required to attend daily lectures on the Bloemfontein Campus of the University of the Free State.
    • The degrees are presented over the course of one academic year and lectures start in February of each year.
    • There are no mid-year intakes.
    • Students wishing to complete the degree on a part-time basis may complete the degree over the course of two years. However, the student will still be required to attend lectures on the Bloemfontein Campus every week.
    • The degrees are not available via distance learning or e-learning.
    • The honours degrees each consists of six modules. All six modules are year-modules and final assessments take place during the end-of-year examinations of the UFS.
    • Five modules are taught via lectures, while students also have to complete a research project under the guidance of a supervisor.
  3. Selection requirements
    • The minimum requirement for possible selection is a minimum average of 65% in the second and third year of an applicable undergraduate degree.
    • Only a limited number of students can be accommodated and therefore a 65% average does not guarantee selection. Only the top applicants for each degree will be selected.
  4. Application procedure
    • You may apply before 30 September each year for possible selection for the honours degree in the following academic year.
    • The application form is available on the UFS website (www.ufs.ac.za).
    • Current UFS students may apply using a DV3 form, which is available at www.ufs.ac.za > Students > UFS Application Forms.
    • For information regarding fees, please contact the Administration Department via the switchboard at +27 51 401 9111 or visit www.ufs.ac.za > Students > Tuition Fees
  5. International applicants
    • If you are interested in postgraduate studies at the UFS, and hold a non-South African first degree, your qualification must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and submitted together with your application form to the UFS.
    • Please note that all foreign qualifications must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority before an application form is forwarded to the University. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to forward his/her documentation to SAQA. Please visit www.ufs.ac.za for more information or contact the UFS Office for International Affairs at +27 51 401 3219/2501/3403/9436
  6. Module Information
    BA Hons. (Communication Science) with specialisation in LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION
    (programme code B1617; degree code 16171; academic plan code BC161741)
    CURRICULUM
    The course requires the following four compulsory modules:
    CODE NAME OF MODULE CREDITS
    COMT6804 Communication theory 16 credits
    COMM6804 Research methodology 16 credits
    COML6804 Change and leadership communication 16 credits
    COMR6808 Research report (Leadership communication) 32 credits

    - plus any two modules* from the following list:

    CODE NAME OF MODULE CREDITS
    COMH6806 Rhetoric and rhetorical criticism 24 credits
    COMP6806** Political and diplomatic communication 24 credits
    COMI6806 Risk and reputation management 24 credits
    *The Department of Communication Science reserves the right not to present certain modules when fewer than three (3) students have registered for a specific module, or when a qualified staff member in the field of question is not available to present the module at a given time.
    ** COMP6806 will not be presented in 2020.

     

    BA Hons. (Communication Science) with specialisation in MEDIA STUDIES AND JOURNALISM
    (programme code B1617; degree code 16171; academic plan code BC161743)
    CURRICULUM
    The course requires the following six compulsory modules (there are no electives for this course):
    CODE NAME OF MODULE CREDITS
    COMT6804 Communication theory 16 credits
    COMM6804 Research methodology 16 credits
    JCOT6806 Media theory 24 credits
    JCOP6806 Media practice 24 credits
    JCOC6804 Contemporary issues in Media Studies and Journalism 16 credits
    JCOR6808 Research report (Media Studies and Journalism) 32 credits

     

    BA Hons. (Communication Science) with specialisation in CORPORATE AND MARKETING COMMUNICATION
    (programme code B1617; degree code 16171; academic plan code BC161738)
    CURRICULUM
    The course requires the following six compulsory modules (there are no electives for this course):
    CODE NAME OF MODULE CREDITS
    COMT6804 Communication theory 16 credits
    COMM6804 Research methodology 16 credits
    COML6804 Change and leadership communication 16 credits
    ICOC6806 Corporate communication 24 credits
    ICOI6806 Integrated marketing communication 24 credits
    ICOR6808 Research report (Corporate and Marketing Communication) 32 credits
  7. Contact details
    For further academic enquiries regarding the honours degrees of the Department of Communication Science, please contact:
    Dr Willemien Marais
    +27 51 401 2872
    maraisw@ufs.ac.za

FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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