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Child and youth development - South Africa


Honours research area

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Arts of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts


Honours studies in this area will advance your knowledge and competencies in the discipline of child and youth development.

You are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units. The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the child and youth development honours coordinator.

Intending honours students

If you intent to enter honours in child and youth development you must have completed a major in that discipline.


Units are 12 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Research (24 points)

You must complete:

  • AZA4778 Social science honours dissertation A
  • AZA4779 Social science honours dissertation B

Part B. Coursework (24 points)

You must complete:

  • AZA4310 Child and youth care policy and leadership: Advocating for the rights of children and youth
  • AZA4450 Researching for social sciences and humanities


Ms Precious-Pearl Vezi;

Relevant courses

4087 Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)