The Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) is a two-semester paper-based programme designed for graduates seeking to build on their undergraduate degree and enhance their career prospects. Unlike the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) degree, it does not require students to write a dissertation. The PGDipCom may be awarded with distinction or credit.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree appropriate for the subject of study proposed, and have achieved appropriate grades.
Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
- Every applicant shall
- either have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Commerce majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed
- or have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the diploma.
Subjects of Study
The diploma may be awarded in any one of the subjects, or in an approved combination of the subjects listed above. With the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce), the diploma may be awarded in a subject not listed in the schedule to a student who has withdrawn from a programme for a master's degree.
Structure of the Programme
- Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned.
- With the permission of the Heads of the Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
- Any required dissertation or research essay must be submitted no later than 1 October or 1 November as determined by the Head of Department.
Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions
Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
Duration of the Programme
The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in one year, or by part-time candidates over a period of up to three years. Any paper in which a candidate is enrolled in any year shall be examined in that year.
Level of Award of the Diploma
The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
Diploma in a Second Subject
A student who has obtained the diploma in one subject may become a candidate for the diploma in any other subject.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.