The programme is designed to respond to skills development needs of South Africa and the world at large. The program is designed to develop highly qualified students who are analytical and independent thinkers with knowledge of how to model, evaluate and solve both quantitative and qualitative problems in science and technology.  The programme also provides a sound theoretical and practical base and exposure to mathematical sciences’ disciplines. 

Students engage with the necessary theory and practice that will broaden, deepen and intensify their scope of theoretical concepts and expertise in particular areas associated with the mathematical sciences. This qualification also includes a research component which aims at providing students with professional research skills that will enable them to embark on a career as a researcher. Upon successful completion of an honours in mathematical sciences, graduates may articulate to a master’s degree in a related field.

Admission Requirements 

  • The General Rules of Sol Plaatje University in respect of admission to Bachelor Honours Degrees (aligned with the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework: HEQSF) are applicable to this degree.
  • To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme, a student must be in possession of an acknowledged Bachelor qualification at NQF Level 7 or cognate qualification, with an average of at least 60% in for major subjects in the final undergraduate year.
  • The formal university’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy may be applied in instances where applicants do not meet the minimum admission requirements for entry into the Honours Degree.

Programme Structure

The length of the program is one year on a full-time basis and two years on a part-time basis, with 120 credits allocated as 75% of course work and 25% as a compulsory research project. The modules in the programme have no rules of progression. The curriculum is developed for three fields of specializations in Mathematical Sciences, namely:

  1. Applied Mathematics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Statistics

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The qualifying learners can also be employed in many industries including: finance, economics, engineering, public health, education, and medicine. In all these areas, mathematical scientists work closely with other scientists and researchers to develop mathematical techniques, adapt existing techniques, design experiments, simulations and direct analyses of surveys and retrospective studies. 

Please contact the School Registrar Ms Nobulali Mathimba on (053) 491 0369 or 

You can download a comprehensive list of all our qualifications that will be offered in 2022 by clicking here.