BCom (Extended Programme)
The range of extended programmes (four instead of three study years for a three year B degree) at UP have lower entrance requirements than other three year programmes and are designed to accommodate students who are academically less prepared, but who are willing to work hard to correct chinks in their academic armour, thus earning success and eventually a degree. The programmes include an additional year of study during which students’ basic knowledge and skills are enhanced before progressing onto more focussed studies in the last three years of their chosen degree programmes. Furthermore, students who embark on these programmes theoretically have a much greater opportunity to succeed in their studies, as the teaching model, amongst others, utilizes smaller tutorial groups and provides dedicated support to students who need assistance to bridge the gap between school and university.
Prospective students must consult the faculty yearbooks and /or the undergraduate brochures for more information on admission requirements of the extended programmes offered in the different faculties.