Seta bursaries for honours students

The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) has awarded 15 bursaries worth R871,500 to the School of Humanities Honours Social Science Sociology students for this year.

This is a shot in the arm for the first postgraduate cohort in the school.

The funding covers student tuition, research support and other expenses.

The degree aims to develop research capacity and support innovative research.

It will also contribute to generating new knowledge and promoting research themes relevant to the health and welfare sector.

It also aims to foster stakeholder partnership through collaborative research for the benefit of the health and welfare sector.

Dr Crispen Chinguno, the School’s postgraduate coordinator, says there is a need for financial assistance for postgraduate studies, especially for students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, many who have no means to fund their studies.

The BA honours Social Science Sociology programme will produce graduates that are critical and reflective practitioners and specialists with knowledge relevant to society.

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