UL Admission Requirements for Health Sciences

Your admission to University of Limpopo (UL) for Health Sciences is dependent on you meeting the specific admission or entry requirements  for your chosen qualification. If you don’t meet these requirements, you may want to consider alternative qualifications or possibly, if you qualify, an extended programme (refer to the college admission requirements), enabling you to register for limited modules in your first year.

Here are the UL Admission / Entry Requirements for Faculty of Health Sciences:

Nursing Admission Requirement for undergraduate and postgraduate

Undergraduate Degree (honours inclined) B.NURS
Duration of study:  Minimum 4years Maximum 5years
Admission Criteria:

National Senior Certificate with bachelor endorsement from the following subjects:

  • English level 4
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Science level 5
  • Life Science level 5
  • Two additional subjects: Home language at level 4
  • History, Geography, Agriculture, Accounting, or other subjects at level 4

Total minimum credit of 26

  • A candidate may be admitted to the department by recognition of prior learning.
  • The selected candidate will be required to register with South African Nursing Council that will enable him/her to practice as a student nurse in the hospitals and clinics.

Training Process
All registered students will be subjected to teaching and learning process in the department. The process can be lecturing, individual learning, Group discussion/learning, Role-playing, Simulations and Case studies in hospitals, clinics, occupational centers (mines, old age homes, disability centers) and clinics. The students will be allocated to the above experiential learning centers so that they gain experience and more knowledge, and accumulate practical hours as required by South Africa Nursing Council.

Career Opportunities
Completion to the above degree enables one to work in the Hospitals (Public and Private), Clinics, Nursing Schools and Occupational industries anywhere in South Africa.  The person has an opportunity to persue Master`s studies in any higher educational institution both national and international.

Postgraduate qualifications
Postgraduate qualifications of Department of Nursing Science include Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Healthcare (PHC), Masters of Nursing (MNURS) and Doctoral Philosophy in Nursing (PhD).

Admission Criteria:
Diploma in Primary Healthcare (PHC)
Duration of the study: Minimum 12 months

  • Honors degree at NQF level 8, with overall credits of 60%
  • Registered with South African Nursing Council as a professional nurse,
  • Minimum two years working in either in the hospitals or clinics or occupational industries

Masters of Nursing
Duration of the study: Minimum 2 Max 4years
Requirements:

  • Honors degree at NQF level 8 with a minimum credits of 60%
  • Minimum two years of working experience in either the hospitals or clinics or occupational industries
  • Advance Postgraduate Diploma at NQF level 8
  • Or by Recognition of prior learning that relates to research projects (Individual proof will be needed).

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Duration of study: Minimum 3 years, Max 5years
Requirements:

  • Master`s degree in Nursing at NQF level 9 with a minimum credits of 60%
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in either the hospitals or clinics or occupational industries.

Human Nutrition Admission Requirement

Students shall be admitted to the B. Nutrition Department provided they have passed the following Matriculation subjects with at least an E (F) symbol on the standard (higher) grade:

(a)          Mathematics.
(b)          Biology and / or
(c)          Physical Science
OR
1.1.2 The new National Senior Certificate requirements:

Subject

Rating codes

Compulsory

Minimum

Life sciences

4

Mathematics

4

Physical Sciences

4

Language of learning / English

4

Additional two Subjects

3

Total Points

22

1.1.3 Extended degree programme (EDP) applicants must have passed all the subjects and have scored 60% in each subject. Admission is subject to space availability

1.1.4 Students transferring from other degrees with similar modules within the University must have passed all modules. Admission is subject to space availability.

1.1.5 Students transferring from other institutions of higher learning offering a similar degree must have passed all the modules/courses. Admission is subject to space availability