Available courses and programs at Rhodes University

Rhodes University Faculties and Courses Offered

Rhodes University provides a diverse array of faculties and courses to cater to the academic pursuits of its students. Below is a comprehensive list of the faculties and the corresponding courses offered:

Faculty of Commerce

  • Bachelor of Business Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Management

Faculty of Education

  • BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching) degree
  • BEd (in-service) degrees
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Bachelor of Education Honours
  • Masters in Education degrees
  • PhD (Education) degrees

Faculty of Humanities

  • Bachelor of Art – BA
  • Bachelor of Fine Art – BFA
  • Bachelor of Journalism – BJourn
  • Bachelor of Music – BMus
  • Bachelor of Social Science – BSS

Faculty of Law

  • LLB

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree

Faculty of Science
List of Departments:

  • Accounting
  • Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies
  • African Languages
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology
  • Biotechnology Innovation Centre
  • Botany
  • Business School
  • Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Economics and Economics History
  • Education
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Environmental Science
  • Extended Studies Unit
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
  • Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
  • Information Systems
  • Journalism & Media Studies
  • Law
  • Literary Studies in English
  • Management
  • Mathematics (Pure and Applied)
  • Modern Fiction
  • Music & Musicology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Electronics
  • Political and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • School of Languages
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology and Entomology

Rhodes University’s prospectus provides detailed information about the institution and the available courses. It includes guidance on the application process, registration, contact details, and the advantages of accepting admission to Rhodes University. The prospectus can be downloaded from the university’s website.

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Entry Requirements
In order to study at Rhodes University, applicants must meet specific entry requirements:

  • Applicants must qualify for Bachelor’s degree study and satisfy the faculty requirements.
  • To qualify with a Bachelor’s pass status, applicants must take seven subjects, including four compulsory subjects (two languages, Life Orientation, and either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy), and three subjects of their choice from the school’s offering.
  • Applicants must pass English language at an achievement rating of 4 (50 – 59%) or above.
  • At least four of the seven subjects must be from the recommended subject list, with an achievement rating of 4 (50 – 59%) or above.
  • Applicants must meet faculty requirements, including subject requirements and percentage criteria.
  • Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Recommended Subject List:
Accounting, Agricultural Science, Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Dramatic Arts, Engineering Graphics & Design, Economics, Geography, History, Information Technology, Languages, Life Sciences, Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Science, Religion Studies, Visual Arts.

The minimum entry requirements for admission to Rhodes University are specified in the table below, outlining required point levels, achievement levels for Mathematical Literacy, and the need for Life and/or Physical Sciences for degrees in Science or Pharmacy.