University of Pretoria
higher education institution in South Africa.
University of Pretoria - Description
Postgraduate education is an important component of the University?s research strategy. Of a total of 38 635 registered students in 2007, 27% were postgraduate students. Of these 40% were students of colour and 2 500 were international students. In 2006 a total of 1 195 master?s and 148 doctoral students graduated from the University of Pretoria. These students gain experience by means of the research projects that they undertake and contribute considerably to the University?s status as a research university. UP offers nearly 1 500 post-graduate programmes in various disciplines. Short courses are also availabe through Continuing Education at University of Pretoria (www.ceatup.co.za)
Bachelor - University of Pretoria
The University of Pretoria is the largest residential university in South Africa. It has more than 50 000 full-time and part-time students. The university has a diverse student population which is representative of all South Africa's cultural and racial backgrounds. The undergraduate students comprise more than 70% of the total contact students. The University teaches in two languages (English and Afrikaans) and also uses Sepedi as a language of communication. The University of Pretoria's undergraduate academic programmes cover a wide spectrum of disciplines including Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. The University's academic structure is arranged into nine faculties. These faculties are: Economic and Management Sciences; Eduaction; Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology; Health Sciences; Humanities; Law; Natural and Agriculltural Sciences; Veterinary Science; and Theology. Overall the University offers approximately 350 undergraduate study programmes.