Rhodes University

24 months
1861 EUR/year
1861 EUR/year
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To provide initial professional education of high quality for students wishing to become qualified as professional teachers in South African schools.To provide a high quality development path for under qualified teachers who are currently teaching in South African schools, enabling them to become professionally qualified teachers.


The normal pattern, however, is for candidates to study part-time, completing the coursework in the first year of the two-year cycle and the thesis or research projects in the second year. Although each MEd specialisiation differs slightly, most have at least six contact sessions per year for part-time students lasting between 4-8 days each. (Please note that students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation during these periods.)

All candidates for the degree are required to attend a course in research design aimed at preparing them to conduct a research programme and analyse and report the results. Exemptions may be considered if candidates have previously completed a similar course.

It is also expected that a paper will be prepared from the half-thesis or research reports for publication.

The above types of MEd study are normally undertaken on a part-time basis over two years, but can also be followed through full-time study in one year. The course work route is followed through attendance in Grahamstown and for some years in Namibia over a series of one-week contact sessions spread over either the first year or both academic years. These sessions are arranged to accommodate as far as possible students from all over Southern Africa. Intake into each of the course work programmes normally occurs every second year, whereas one can start the MEd by thesis (Option 1) at any time.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Education
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1861 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1861 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

29200 south african rand per year.


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