Courses Offered at Stellenbosch University  2023/2024

Stellenbosch University Courses 2023…  Official list of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Certificate and Diploma courses offered at Stellenbosch University  for the 2023 academic year.

This is to inform the general public and all those interested in studying at the Stellenbosch University  that the list of courses offered at the institution has been published online and available below.

 List of Stellenbosch University  Courses Offered

Below is the list of courses that you can study at Stellenbosch University (SUN):


The subject, Public and Development Management (PDM), with its triple focus on Public Management, Public Policy Analysis and Development Management, is offered as a major or ancillary subject in a variety of degrees within various faculties.

Undergraduate studies in Public and Development Management aim to equip students who wish to join the public sector, non-governmental sector or the development sector with professional knowledge about the required techniques and skills.

The course aims to give students a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the rapidly changing environment of public and development management within the southern African context.

It explores the roles of government and non-governmental role players and international agencies in developing societies.

The course also includes a strong focus on civic life and the rights and duties of citizens and helps students develop their own independent judgement in making political and administrative choices.


South Africa constantly needs well-trained experts who can make meaningful contributions to supplying a fast-growing population with food and fibre, experts who can ensure that food and natural resources remain unpolluted and safe for the consumer, and experts who manages the environment in a sustainable way in order to ensure its preservation for posterity.

The Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University is probably one of the most important environments where these challenges are addressed and solved in the various study and research fields. ​

The programmes train students to become leading experts in one of six industry sectors, namely Plant and Soil Sciences, Animal Production Systems, Food and Wine Production Systems, Agricultural Economics and Management, Conservation Ecology, and Forestry and Natural Resource Sciences.

For more information on the programmes and content of modules, please refer to the Faculty Yearbook.


For admission to degree programmes within the jurisdiction of Economic and Management Sciences, such as BCom, full Matriculation exemption, an average pass mark of at least 50% and a pass mark of 40% (higher grade) or 50% (standard grade) in mathematics is required.

As a major in:

BCom (Management Sciences)
– focus area Public and Development Management
– focus area Human Resources Management
BCom (Economic Sciences)
– focus area Economics (Public Sector)

As a major or ancillary in:

BCom, a broad programme without a specific focus area.


For admission to degree programmes within the jurisdiction of Arts, like the BA in Socio Informatics, the BA in Human Resource Management and the BA Development and Environment, full matriculation exemption and an average pass mark of 50% are required

As a Major in:

BA (Socio – Informatics)
BA (Human Resource Management)
BA (Development and Environment)

As Ancillary up to Second Year Level in:

BA (Social Dynamics)
BA (Social Work)
BA (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)


Finding courses at Stellenbosch University


Undergraduate Courses

At Stellenbosch University, most undergraduate degree programmes are three years. The level of application is compared to the applicant’s academic background. However, first year level courses are open to all applicants. Courses on second or third (final) year level, pre-requisites need to be considered. If no pre-requisites are listed, applicants are encouraged to apply for the course target of their choice as well as lower level courses to enlarge the possibility of admission. The levels of the courses are indicated by the three-digit course code, also called module codes, as listed in Addendum A. Each course is presented by a specific academic Department, but also falls under a specific division, as indicated by a five-digit code.

Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate courses at SU are either honours or master’s programmes. An honours programme is a year-long degree in which students further their studies in one of their majors. Modules from these degrees are indicated by a three-digit code, starting with a 7. Master’s course options, which are indicated by the number 8, are limited, as many master’s degrees at SU are thesis/research-based, and modular work is not always an option.

The postgraduate courses are listed in the front part of each faculty’s Calendar, or on the respective departments’ websites. For enquiries about SU’s postgraduate offering per semester, please contact our Global Education Centre, who will approach the relevant department for more information.


For general instructions on finding courses, please click here. For course selection information by department, click here. Both aforementioned links will direct you to, among others:

Useful links in your search for courses are supplied in the above two documents, and will lead you to:



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