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Commonly Used Codes

Please note that the codes listed below are for application purposes.  Once accepted, you will be registering using a different set of course codes.

DEGREE CODES

Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

HH001

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) HH003
Master of Public Administration HM002
Master of Social Science (by Dissertation) HM005
Master of Social Science (by Coursework & Dissertation) HM006
Master of Arts (by Dissertation) HM007
Master of Arts (by Coursework & Dissertation) HM008
Master of Philosophy (by Coursework & Dissertation) HM041
* Doctor of Philosophy (by Dissertation only) HD001

* Please note that we do not offer a coursework PhD in the Political Studies Department.

SPECIALISATION CODES

When applying, the full application code becomes:  Degree + specialisation code:  eg. HH001POL03 for Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in International Relations.

International Relations POL03
Justice & Transformation POL06
Politics POL09
Public Policy and Administration POL05
Political Studies (for Masters by Dissertation only; and PhD in Political Studies) POL01
Public Administration (for Masters by Dissertation only; and PhD in Public Administration) POL04

WHICH DEGREE FOR WHICH SPECIALISATION?

There is no substantive difference between the Arts or the Social Science postgraduate coursework degrees.  They both require the same course load (4 full taught courses) and a research project/mini-dissertation.  Similarly with the MPhil degree.  Which degrees are available to you will depend on which specialisation you choose:

1.    The Politics and International Relations specialisations are available as:

  • a BA or BSocSci at Honours level
  • an MA or MSocSci at Masters level

2.    In addition, our department convenes two other, Interdisciplinary programme specialisations:

  1. Justice & Transformation
  2. Public Policy and Administration

      These specialisations are available as:

  • a BA or BSocSci at Honours level
  • an MPhil at Masters level

ADDITIONAL CODES

Occasional Postgraduate HZ002DOH01 ad-hoc courses not for degree purposes
Semester Study Abroad - first semester HZ091DOH01 courses done on exchange for degree credit
Semester Study Abroad - second semester HZ092DOH01 courses done on exchange for degree credit
SA Affiliate HZ094DOH01 purely research stay - no courses attended
International Affiliate HZ095DOH01 purely research stay - no courses attended
SADC Affiliate HZ097DOH01 purely research stay - no courses attended

COURSE CODES (for registration purposes)

For individual course codes, please see the course lists.