Masters : Master of Education



Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus, Welkom Campus

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Semester 1



Additional Admission Requirements

Admission to an MEd Degree is subject to the approval of the relevant Head of Department or his/her delegate.

Candidates must be in possession of:

  • a BEd (Hons) degree; or
  • an appropriate 480-credit NQF level 8 professional bachelor’s degree; or
  • a relevant honours degree and an approved professional teaching qualification; or
  • a postgraduate diploma for a cognate Master of Education Degree programme, as long as it meets the HEQSF research requirement of at least 30 credits.

Candidates must have obtained an average pass rate of 60% in the honours module relating to the MEd study, as well as a minimum of 60% for the Research Methodology module.  If a student did not obtain the necessary marks in the Research Methodology module, this module can be repeated prior to admission to the MEd.   Such a module will be registered as a module for non-degree purposes (NDP).

The minimum duration of the learning programme for a master’s degree is one year of full-time study or two consecutive years of part-time study.  Any person enrolled as a student at CUT whilst also holding a position at a place of work in terms of the Labour Relations Act (Act No. 66 of 1995) is considered to be a part-time student, whilst any other student is considered to be a full-time student.  The student registers annually until the Assessment and Graduations Unit confirms that the qualification has been achieved.  Notwithstanding the fact that students registering for the first time may register at any given time during the year, the registration is accepted as being effective as from January of the year in question.  A student registered for longer than the required minimum duration of study is required to pay an annual extension fee upon registration, as determined annually by CUT.

Except with the special permission of Senate, a candidate may not be registered for a master’s degree for a period exceeding four years.

A candidate may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL), and in this case is required to submit a portfolio, as determined by the Department of Postgraduate Studies Education.

After successful completion of this qualification, a Master of Education Degree will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony of CUT.

A person who has registered for a master’s degree will automatically be deregistered if the proposal and form LS 262 are not approved within six months, for full-time master’s degree students, or nine months, for part-time master’s degree students, respectively.

For more information contact Department of Post Graduate Studies in Education

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