Postgraduate Degrees

Postgraduate and Research

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 and a short-written proposal. 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 65% in their Master’s degree, including a minimum of 65% 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

Prof Vimolan Mudaly

PhD Coordinator

Tel: 0312603682

Email: mudalyv@ukzn.ac.za

or

Contact the Research Office

Tel: 0312603436/3919/3985/3440

E-Mail:  RhdEdgewood@ukzn.ac.za

Masters Degree (M.Ed)

We offer full dissertation masters in areas of expertise of staff. Entry to the full dissertation programme is via written application and a short-written proposal. Students wishing to apply must have an 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 65% 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 V Mudaly

Masters Coordinator

Tel: 0312603682

Email: mudalyv@ukzn.ac.za

Or

Contact the Research Office

Tel: 0312603436/3919/3985/3440

E-Mail:  RhdEdgewood@ukzn.ac.za

Bachelors Degree Honours (B.Ed Hons)

This is a 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 2022.

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 Officers for information regarding registration

B.Ed. Honours Administrators

Pretty Wonder Ndimande

Edgewood campus

Tel:  031 260 3888

Ndimandep1@ukzn.ac.za

Edgewood: Private Bag X03, Ashwood, 3605                     

Karen Sophie         

Pietermaritzburg campus

Tel:  033 260 6189

sophie@ukzn.ac.za

Pietermaritzburg: Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209