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Doctoral Degree (PhD)

Currently we offer a PhD in Mathematics Education based on the expertise that is available. Entry to the programme is via written application, a written proposal and proposal development interview. Students wishing to apply must have a MEd or equivalent degree, in which at least 50% of the degree must compromise a research project. The student should submit a curriculum vitae with references, and a proposal of the doctoral research they intend to do. They should have an average of at least 60% in their Master’s degree, including a minimum of 60% in their research project.

Note that the entry into this programme is highly competitive and students go through a selection procedure. Entrance is also restricted by the availability of supervisors.

For further information contact

Dr V Mudaly

PhD Coordinator

Tel: 0312603682

Email: mudalyv@ukzn.ac.za

or

Contact the PhD Administrative Officer
Ms. Bongekile Bhengu
Tel: 031 260 3888
Fax: 031 260 4594
E-Mail: bhengu@ukzn.ac.za

Masters Degree (M.Ed)

We offer full dissertation masters in areas of expertise of staff as well as a coursework masters from time to time, depending on numbers. Entry to the full dissertation programme is via written application, a written proposal and proposal development interview. Entries to the coursework masters are usually considered at the end of a 2-year cycle, also via written application as well as an interview and/or selection test. Students wishing to apply must have a honours or equivalent degree in a field relevant to mathematics education. The student should submit a curriculum vitae with references. They should have an average of at least 65% in their honour’s degree, including a minimum of 60% in any research project completed as part of the honours

Note that the entry into this programme is highly competitive and students go through a selection procedure. Entrance is also restricted by the availability of supervisors.

For further information contact

Prof M de Villiers

Masters Coordinator

Tel: 0312607252

Email: devilliersm@ukzn.ac.za

Or

Contact the MEd Administrative Officer

Mr Thoba Mthembu

Tel: 031260 3440

E-mail: ngcobom4@ukzn.ac.za

Bachelors Degree Honours (B.Ed Hons)

This is a 1 year full -time and 2 year part-time qualification which prepares students for further postgraduate study by developing research related skills and also contributes to their professional development with regards to teaching. This is a combined programme for Mathematics, Science and Computer Science specialists and the modules are either taught separately for each specialisation or together for more generic modules.

The programme is currently structured for part-time students with lectures in school holidays, on Saturdays or late afternoons. There is an intake every second year – the next scheduled intake will be 2016.

The following modules comprise the programme:

Modules taken by all Bed Honours students:

  1. Understanding Research,
  2. Independent Research (a year long module in the second year of study)


Modules for Maths, Science and Computer Science Education specialists

  1. Assessment in Science, Maths, Computer Science Education,
  2. Curriculum Development in Science, Maths, Computer Science Education,
  3. Issues in Science, Maths, Computer Science Education
  4. Teaching and Learning in Science, Maths, Computer Science Education 1
  5. Teaching and Learning in Maths, Computer Science Education 2
Contact the B.Ed Hons Faculty Officer for information regarding registration
Ms Melodious Sazise Ndlovu
Tel: 031 260 7865
E-Mail: Ndlovums@ukzn.ac.za

or

Mr Nashireen Crowage

Tel: 031 260 3608

E-Mail: Crowage@ukzn.ac.za


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