The Master of Informatics programme is of interdisciplinary nature and is aimed at students interested in, and adequately qualified and motivated, for graduate education to become scientific researchers in various fields of study related to Informatics. In this context, Informatics is defined as the study of the structure and behaviour of natural and artificial systems that generate, process, store, and communicate information. Informatics also includes the study of the cognitive, social, legal, and economic impact of such information systems.
Applicants who hold qualifications from recognised institutions at NQF level 8, or equivalent, in disciplines related to computer science may be considered for admission to this programme. Applicants need to provide evidence of having conducted supervised research and may be required to make-up specific deficiencies in coursework at the discretion of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee. In addition, applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department.