All The UFS Higher Certificate Courses On Offer


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Interested in doing a higher certificate at the University of the Free State? Here are the higher certificate courses available at the University of the Free State.


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The University of the Free State (UFS) is a multi-campus institution situated in Bloemfontein. UFS has 3 campuses which are the Bloemfontein Campus, Qwaqa Campus and the South Campus. UFS offers a variety of qualifications for both postgrad and undergrad students. A variety of Faculties are offered by the University of the Free State.

The faculties offered by the University of the Free State are:

  • Economics and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Open Distance Learning
  • Theology and Learning
  • Business School

A higher certificate course is a short-term tertiary qualification that is typically completed within one year of study. It is designed to provide students with a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in a particular field of study, and it is considered to be one level below a diploma. They cover a range of subjects, including business, education, healthcare, engineering and many more. The specific requirements for entry into a higher certificate course will vary depending on the institution and the programme, but generally, students will need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an equivalent qualification.

These are the Higher Certificate courses offered by the University of the Free State:

  • Higher Certificate in Music Performance
  • Higher Certificate in Theology
  • Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences (Commerce route study option)
  • Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences (Administration route study option)
  • Higher Certificate in Humanities: Communication Science and Psychology
  • Higher Certificate in Humanities: Communication Science and Sociology
  • Higher Certificate in Humanities: Psychology and Sociology
  • Higher Certificate in Humanities: Communication Science and Anthropology
  • Higher Certificate in Humanities: Political Science and Psychology
  • Higher Certificate in Humanities: Political Science and Sociology

These Higher Certificates are offered at selected campuses only. The University of Free State has also stated that if a higher certificate programme does not have enough students then the programme will be cancelled.

Upon successful completion of a higher certificate course, students may be able to enter the workforce in an entry-level position in their field of study, or they may choose to continue their education by pursuing a diploma or degree programme.

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