180 credits at NQF level 9. Entrance requirements: An Honours degree with at least a good second class pass in Political and International Studies or, with the approval of the Head of Department, in a cognate discipline. Students with a mark of 70% or above for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies may also be considered for admission. Course description: Students may register for either a combined coursework and thesis Master’s degree or a Master’s degree by thesis only, as recommended by the Head of Department. The Master’s by coursework and thesis consists of three approved postgraduate courses and a thesis of 15 000 to 25 000 words. The required thesis length for the Master’s by thesis only is 30 000 to 50 000 words. Master’s students are required to have a thesis proposal passed by the Humanities Higher Degrees Committee by the 30th of November in the year in which the degree is begun. Those who do not succeed in doing so may not be permitted to continue with the Master’s degree. Thesis proposals must conform to the requirements set out in the Rhodes University Higher Degrees Guide and must be submitted to the Higher Degrees Committee with the approval of the supervisor and Head of Department. To be awarded the degree, coursework Master’s students need to pass all three courses as well as the thesis. They may not repeat courses already passed at Honours level.


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