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  • Prospectus 2018POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

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    PROSPECTUS 2018

    CENTRE FOR POSTGRADUATE

    STUDIES

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    Note Regulations and curricula for 2018 may be amended. General regulations and information appear in the General

    Information and Regulations Prospectus of the University.

    Although the information contained in this Prospectus has been compiled as accurately as possible, Council and Senate

    accept no responsibility for any errors and omissions which may occur. The University retains the right to amend any

    regulation or condition without prior notice.

    The information is correct up to 31 October 2017.

    The fact that particulars of a specific programme or field of study have been included in this Prospectus does not necessarily

    mean that such programme or field of study will be offered in 2018 or any consecutive year.

    This Prospectus must be read in conjunction with the General Information and Regulations Prospectus.

    IMPORTANT NOTE

    Please consult the relevant Faculty Prospectus for detailed information regarding the module

    descriptors of all qualifications offered in the specific Faculty

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    CONTENTS

    PREAMBLE-CENTRE FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES ................................................................................................ viii

    ACADEMIC CALENDAR UNAM CORE DATES 2018 ................................................................................................. ix

    DUE DATES FOR THE 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR ............................................................................................................. x

    STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL: OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR: ....................................................................................... xi

    A. POSTGRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMMES AT UNAM ..................................................................................... 1

    A.1 Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources ................................................................................................. 1

    A.2 Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences ........................................................................................... 1

    NAMIBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL (NBS) ................................................................................................................................ 1

    A.3 Faculty of Education ........................................................................................................................................ 1

    A.4 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology ....................................................................................... 1

    A.5 Faculty of Health Sciences ............................................................................................................................... 1 A.5.1 School of Medicine ..................................................................................................................................... 1 A.5.2 School of Nursing ........................................................................................................................................ 1 A.5.3 School of Public Health ............................................................................................................................... 1 A.5.4 School of Pharmacy .................................................................................................................................... 2

    A.6 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ...................................................................................................... 2

    A.7 Faculty of Law .................................................................................................................................................. 2

    A.8 Faculty of Science............................................................................................................................................. 2

    A. TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE FACULTY POSTGRADUATE STUDIES COMMITTEES ................................................. 3

    1. COMPOSITION ...................................................................................................................................................... 3

    2. QUORUM RULES ................................................................................................................................................... 3

    3. TERMS OF REFERENCE .......................................................................................................................................... 3

    B. REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES ................................................................. 3

    PREAMBLE ...................................................................................................................................................................... 3

    B.1. POSTGRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMMES AT UNAM ........................................................................................... 3

    B.1.1. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES ................................................................................................ 3

    B. 1.2. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES ............................................................................................................. 3

    B.1.3. DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES ......................................................................................................................... 4

    B.1.4. APPROVAL OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES ......................................................................................... 4

    B.2. REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES GOVERNING POSTGRADUATE APPLICATIONS .................................................. 4

    B.2.1 ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION/ PROCEDURES TO APPLY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES ....................................... 4

    B.2.2. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA .................................................................................................................................. 4

    B.2.3. MASTERS DEGREE ............................................................................................................................................... 4

    B.2.4. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE AND OTHER DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES ....................................................... 4

    B.3. APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES ............................................................................... 4

    B.3.1. Application forms ................................................................................................................................................. 4

    B.3.2. PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS ........................................................................................................................... 5

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    B.3.3. ADMISSION OF STUDENTS ................................................................................................................................... 5

    B.3.4. STUDY PERMIT REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................................... 5

    B.4. REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES GOVERNING REGISTRATION OF ADMITTED STUDENTS .................................... 5

    B.4.1. REGISTRATION FOR MASTERS/DOCTORAL BY THESIS/DISSERTATION ONLY ...................................................... 5

    B.4.2. REGISTRATION FOR MASTERS/DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES BY COURSEWORK ................................................... 5

    B.4.3. APPROVAL OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL ................................................................................................................... 6

    B.4.4. COLLABORATIVE POSTGRADUATE TRAINING ...................................................................................................... 6

    B.4.5. CANCELLATION AND EXEMPTION OF MODULES ................................................................................................. 6

    B.4.5. APPLICATION FOR BREAK IN STUDIES .................................................................................................................. 6

    B.4.6. APPLICATION FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE ................................................................................................................ 6 B.4.6.1. ABSENCE DUE TO MATERNITY ..................................................................................................................... 7 B.4.6.2. ABSENCE DUE TO FUNERALS ........................................................................................................................ 7 B.4.6.3. ABSENCE DUE TO ILLNESS & OTHER REASONS ............................................................................................ 7

    B.4.7. COURSEWORK EVALUATION AND GRADING ....................................................................................................... 7

    B.4.8. THESIS/DISSERTATION RESEARCH ........................................................................................................................ 7

    B.5. REGULATIONS ON THE TEACHING AT POSTGRADUATE LEVEL ............................................................................ 7

    B.6. GUIDELINES ON THE RESEARCH SUPERVISION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ................................................... 8

    B.6.1. ASSIGNMENT OF SUPERVISORS ........................................................................................................................... 8

    B.6.2. GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISORS .................................................... 8

    B.6.3. REMUNERATION OF SUPERVI