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University of the Western Cape, UWC Admission Requirements: 2019/2020

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Here is the University of Western Cape Admission requirements for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Diploma. Aspirants that does not meet the University of Western Cape admission requirements will not be considered for admission.

This article will contain the requirement to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level in UWC. Here are the admission requirements to study at UWC.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE, UWC ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

General Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement into UWC is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) Bachelors pass which is an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognised 20 credit NSC subjects (known as the designated subject list).

UWC Points System

UWC uses a weight system to calculate points for its degree and diploma programme admission. In order to be admitted for a degree programme, the candidate must meet a minimum number of points.

Faculty Admissions Criteria

FACULTY OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
UWC Points: Programmes

BSc Complementary Health Sciences

  • Minimum of 30 UWC points
  • Maths Code 4 OR Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Life Sciences Code 4 AND Physical Sciences Code 3

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Minimum of 30 UWC points
  • English (home lang) Code 4 OR English (first additional language) Code 5
  • Another lang (home or first additional) Code 4
  • Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 4

BA Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science

  • Minimum of 30 UWC points
  • Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 4

BSc Dietetics/BSc Sport and Exercise Science

  • Minimum of 33 UWC points
  • Maths Code 4 OR Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Life Sciences Code 4

BSc Occupational Therapy

  • Minimum of 33 UWC points
  • Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 5
  • Life Sciences Code 4

BSc Physiotherapy

  • Minimum of 39 UWC points
  • Maths Code 4 OR Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Life Sciences Code 4 AND Physical Sciences Code 4

B Nursing

  • Minimum of 30 UWC points
  • Maths Code 4 OR Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Life Sciences Code 4

BSc Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

  • Minimum of 30 UWC points
  • Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Life Sciences Code 4 AND Physical Sciences Code 3
FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
UWC Points: Minimum of 30 UWC points

Programmes – 3 Year Stream

  • B Admin
  • Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 5

B Com
B Com (Part-Time)
B Com (Financial Accounting)
B Com (Law)

  • Maths Code 4

B Com Accounting

  • Maths Code 4 AND Accounting Code 5 OR
  • Maths Code 5

Programmes – 4 Year Stream

  • B Com
  • English Code 3 AND Another language Code 3
    (home or first additional language)
  • Maths Code 2 OR Maths Literacy Code 6

B Com Accounting

  • English Code 3 AND Another language Code 3 (home or first additional language)
  • Maths Code 3 AND Accounting Code 4 OR
  • Maths Code 4
FACULTY OF ARTS
UWC Points: Minimum of 32 UWC points

Programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

BA Degree majors (Arts subjects)

  • Afrikaans en Nederlands
  • Afrikaans vir Taalprofessies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Classical Culture
  • English
  • Ethics
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • French
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Latin
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theological Studies
  • Tourism Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Xhosa Studies
  • Xhosa Language Acquisition
FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

UWC Points:

  • Minimum of 33 UWC points for 3-year stream
  • Minimum of 27 UWC points for 4-year stream

Programmes – 3 Year Stream

  • BSc Environmental and Water Science
  • BSc Biotechnology
  • BSc Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • Maths Code 4/Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences Code 4

BSc Medical Biosciences

  • Maths Code 4
  • Life Sciences Code 4

BSc Chemical Sciences;
BSc Applied Geology

  • Maths Code 4
  • Physical Sciences Code 4

BSc Mathematical & Statistical Science;
BSc Computer Science

  • Maths Code 5 AND
  • Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences OR Information Technology Code 4

BSc Physical Science

  • Maths Code 5
  • Physical Sciences Code 4

Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • 38 UWC points
  • Maths Code 4
  • Physical Sciences AND Life Sciences Code 4
FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Programmes – 4 Year Stream

BSc Environmental and Water Science;
BSc Biotechnology;
BSc Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

  • Maths Code 3
  • Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences Code 3

BSc Medical Biosciences

  • Maths Code 3
  • Life Sciences Code 3

BSc Chemical Sciences;
BSc Applied Geology

  • Maths Code 3
  • Physical Sciences Code 3

BSc Mathematical & Statistical Science;
BSc Computer Science;
BSc Physical Science

  • Maths Code 4 AND
  • Physical Sciences OR Life Sciences Code 3 OR
  • Information Technology Code 4
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
UWC Points:

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS/BChD)

  • Minimum of 40 UWC points

Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH)

  • Minimum of 27 UWC points

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS/BChD)

  • Maths Code 4
  • Physical Sciences AND Life Sciences Code 4

Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH)

  • Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 4
  • Life Sciences Code 4
FACULTY OF LAW

Minimum of 37 UWC points for 4-year stream
Minimum of 32 UWC points for 5-year stream

Programmes

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (4-year stream)

  • Maths Code 4 OR
  • Maths Literacy Code 4

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (5-year stream)

  • Maths Code 3 OR
  • Maths Literacy Code 3
FACULTY OF EDUCATION

UWC Points: Minimum of 33 UWC points

Programmes

BEd Languages and Life Orientation
BEd Languages and Mathematics
BEd Languages and Social Sciences

  • English OR Afrikaans OR Xhosa Code 4 (home language) OR
    English OR Afrikaans OR Xhosa Code 5 (first additional language) AND BEd Languages and Life Orientation
  • Life Orientation Code 4 AND Maths OR Maths Literacy Code 3

BEd Languages and Mathematics

  • Maths Code 4 OR
  • Maths Literacy Code 6

BEd Languages and Social Sciences

  • History Code 4 AND
  • Geography Code 4 AND
  • Maths OR Maths Literacy Code 3

BEd Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • English OR Afrikaans OR Xhosa Code 4 (home or first additional language) and another language Code 3 (home or first additional language)
  • Maths Code 4 OR
  • Maths Literacy Code 6 AND
  • Life Sciences OR Physical Sciences Code 4

BEd Foundation Phase Teaching

  • English Code 4 (home or first additional language)
  • Another language Code 4 (home or first additional language) AND
  • Maths Code 3 OR
  • Maths Literacy Code 5

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE, UWC POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Postgraduate Diplomas Requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree  OR
  • Attained a level of competence
  • Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Duration

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with the permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

Curriculum

  • The curriculum contains advanced reflection, practice and research methods in the area of specialization and may include a sustained research project in accordance with College rules approved by Senate.

Bachelor of Honours Degrees Requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

Duration

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with the permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

Curriculum: The curriculum for the Honours degree shall include a prescribed research project as one of the modules which shall account for a minimum of 25% of the credits for the degree. Masters by Coursework and Masters by Research Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

Duration Coursework

  • A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.
  • With permission and in terms of College regulations, periods of attendance at graduate level at another institution or in another College may be accepted. (Consult with relevant School).

Research

  • A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.

Research

  • Candidates shall be required to pursue an appropriate programme of research on a subject on a subject falling within the scope of the studies presented at the University. Students must also adhere to possible other conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.

Doctor of philosophy or supervised Doctor degrees by research 

Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree

Duration

  • A minimum of four consecutive semesters (full time) or eight consecutive semester (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.

Curriculum

  • Students will be required to pursue an approved programme of research on a subject falling within the scope of studies at the University. Such a programme shall make a distinct contribution to the knowledge or understanding of the subject and afford evidence of originality shown either by the discovery of new facts and by the exercise of independent critical power. Students must also adhere to other possible conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.
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