University of the Western Cape (UWC) Postgraduate Studies Requirement
Admission decisions are primarily based on a comprehensive assessment of whether applicants have the academic competencies and experience required to succeed on the progrgramme, rather than formal educational background. Formal admission requirements to succeed on the programme are flexible as we recognise the value of learning gained through appropriate work experience. To maintain academic standards to the Master’s degree (MCom), the BCom (Honours) degree and the Advanced Diploma in Management (ADM), admission is selective and competitive. Application decisions are based on a careful assessment of academic background, work, leadership, and community experience, performance in the Admissions Evaluation, numeracy skills, and referee reports. Every applicant who is not a current student in the School must write an Admissions Evaluation before the application will be considered.
Master of Management (MCom) (NQF Level 8)
A honours degree or four-year bachelor’s degree in Management PLUS three year’s fulltime work experience; or, a 60% average (65% recommended) in an honours degree in Management, or equivalent.
BCom (Honours) (NQF Level 7)
An ADM with an average of 65%; or, a BCom degree.
Advanced Diploma in Management (ADM) (NQF Level 6)
A bachelor’s degree or National Diploma in any field (including Management); or, completion of the Senior MDP with a 50% average.
Management Development Programme (MDP) (NQF Level 5)
A Matriculation certificate PLUS at least five year’s appropriate fulltime work experience.
Applicants who have not passed Matric may enter the MDP by complying with the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL). Contact the SBF, or the Division for Lifelong Learning (DLL) for further details.