Why Enrol in a UPOnline Programme
The University of Pretoria has more than 112 years of experience in high-quality teaching and learning and is ranked in the top 500 universities globally.
You can now access our quality academic programmes from anywhere in the world. UPOnline is home to a growing number of part-time, fully online postgraduate programmes.
You can study anywhere, anytime and on any device without the need to travel to a campus for classes or pay for accommodation. You can further your studies while you work, and with UP behind your name, become even more employable and enjoy greater career prospects. All you need is a stable internet connection to access your modules at any time on your device.
With UPOnline, you will not be alone because there are dedicated facilitators and contactable staff ready to help, motivate. you and assist with any queries you may have. The UPOnline platform is also conducive to you asking questions and consulting with your facilitators.
UPOnline programmes are designed to be highly interactive learning environments. You’ll be sharing ideas with students from around the world. Live chats, discussion forums, and online video communication tools all help you become more connected to an expansive professional network.
You can start whenever it’s convenient for you because there are 6 start dates a year. This is different from a traditional academic calendar which normally only has one enrolment opportunity in the year, for example at the beginning of the year.
When studying online, you only focus on and pay for a single 8 or 16-week module at a time.
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About UPOnline Offerings
Is it fully online?
Yes, all you require is a stable internet connection to access the modules using a digital device.
What are the advantages of studying online?
Flexibility to study when it suits you. No need to travel to lectures or exam venues, because you complete all your learning activities and assignments online. You will be able to balance your work, studies, and other responsibilities.
What device do I need to study online?
You will need a laptop or a desktop computer that can connect to the internet. Mobile phones and tablets can be used to access the required platforms to view content, but a device with a larger screen and keyboard will be required for completing assessments.
How good must my computer skills be?
You will need good computer skills to obtain this qualification online. An orientation module hosted on the learning platform will provide guidance for navigating your modules.
Must I have around the clock access to the internet?
No, you do not need constant access to the internet, however, you will need to connect during the times that you choose to access content and complete assessments on the learning platform.
How does payment work?
You pay a small application fee (R300 in 2023) and thereafter only pay for one module at a time. In other words, there is no need for a lump sum payment upfront. Module fees are payable before the start of the registered module.
How does graduation work?
As with a contact programme, you can choose whether you want to attend your graduation ceremony to collect your qualification on stage, or you can opt to have it sent to you by mail at the time of graduation.
UP Learning Management System
The University of Pretoria (UP) makes use of Blackboard branded as clickUP, which is an online system that provides a workspace for students, providing you with the information and the connections you need. The clickUP platform contains study material as well as a simple, convenient, and reliable web conferencing and virtual classroom solutions specifically built for education and training. The clickUP platform is accessible via a web browser, mobile device, or tablet, and has a useful student guide.
What is clickUP (Blackboard Learn)?
The academic support at UP online was brilliant, lecturers are always in contact and avalaive to assist, specifically during the reaserch component which can feel icolationing, lecturers were available 24/7.