Programmes Offered

Students who wish to join the RCU have a diverse choice from programmes on offerer in the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.

Bachelor Of Science Honours Degree In Social Work

Duration of The Programme

4 years Full-time (Pre-service)

OR

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess (5) ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two (2) ‘A’ levels in relevant subjects

Mature Entry
Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and Mathematics and should be 23 years of age and above.

Candidates must be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English Language plus a relevant Certificate/Diploma.

Candidates who have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career Prospects

The following are some fields of social work involvement:
Education, Local Authorities (Housing and Community Services), Recreation, Drought Relief, Correctional Services (eg. Police, Courts, Probation), Special Groups (eg. Children, Persons with Disabilities, Youths, Elderly, Refugees), Physical Rehabilitation, Family and Child Welfare services, Community Organisation and Development Agencies, Counselling and Guidance, Administration of both Public and Private Organisations, Department of Social Services, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Hospitals, Mental Health Institutions, Non-Governmental (Local and International) Organisations, Churches, Children’s Homes, Industry (Human Resources and Training).

Programme Structure

The curriculum for Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Social Work comprises at least forty (40) courses, including a work-related learning report, continuous assessment at work and a dissertation. Each course is worth ten (10) credits except work related learning and dissertation which are one hundred and twenty (120) and twenty-two (22) credits respectively.

The student is expected to accumulate a minimum of four hundred and eighty (480) credit points and maximum of five hundred and six (506) credits to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Social Work.
Part 1 = 120 credits
Part 2 = 120 credits
Part 3 = 120 credits
Part 4 = 132 credits
Total = 492 credits

Students who wish to join the RCU have a diverse choice from programmes on offerer in the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.

Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Mathematics

Duration of The Programme

4 years Full-time (Pre-service)

OR

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess (5) ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two (2) ‘A’ levels in relevant subjects

Mature Entry
Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and Mathematics and should be 23 years of age and above.

Candidates must be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English Language plus a relevant Certificate/Diploma.

Candidates who have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career Prospects

– Consultant in Mathematics related fields
– Mathematics Teacher in Educational Institutions
– Mathematics Lecturer in Higher and Tertiary Institutions
– Curriculum planner
– Resource Person

Pragramme Structure

Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of thirty-seven (37) courses over four (4) years. Each course is worth eleven (10) credits except for the HSPS 300 (Teaching Practice-TP) that weighs 132 credits and HSPS 420 (Dissertation) that weighs (22) credits.
A candidate is expected to accumulate a minimum of four hundred and eighty (480) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Sports Science.
Programme:
Part One = 120 credits
Part Two = 120 credits
Part Three = 120 credits
Part Four = 132 credits
Total = 492 credits

Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Early Childhood Development

Duration of The Programme

4 years Full-time (Pre-service)

OR

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess (5) ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two (2) ‘A’ levels in relevant subjects

Mature Entry
Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and Mathematics and should be 23 years of age and above.

Candidates must be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English Language plus a relevant Certificate/Diploma.

Candidates who have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career Prospects

The following are possible areas of employment for the B. Ed. ECD graduates:
– Infant / Nursery School Teacher
– Head or Supervisor of an ECD centre
– District ECD trainers
– Education Officers (ECD)
– Officers in non-governmental organisations that deal with family and children’s issues.
family and children’s issues,

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

1. Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of forty (40) courses over four (4) years.
2. Each course is worth four (4) credits except for the HECD 301, 302 and 303 Internship) that weigh 16 credits each and HECD 420 (Dissertation) that weighs 8 credits.
3. A candidate is expected to accumulate a minimum of one hundred and eighty four (184) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Development (Pre-service) Programme:

Part One = 48 credits
Part Two = 48 credits
Part Three = 48 credits
Part Four = 48 credits
Total = 192 credits

Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Inclusive Education

Duration of The Programme

4 years Full-time (Pre-service)

OR

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess (5) ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two (2) ‘A’ levels in relevant subjects

Mature Entry
Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and Mathematics and should be 23 years of age and above.

Candidates must be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English Language plus a relevant Certificate/Diploma.

Candidates who have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career Prospects

The following are possible areas of employment for the B. Ed. ECD graduates: Infant/
Nursery School Teacher, Head or Supervisor of an ECD centre, District ECD trainers,
Education Officers (ECD), officers in non-governmental organisations that deal with
family and children’s issues.

Programmes Structure

Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of forty (40) courses over four (4) years.
Each course is worth four (4) credits except for the HECD 301, 302 and 303 Internship) that weigh 16 credits each and HECD 420 (Dissertation) that weighs 8 credits.
A candidate is expected to accumulate a minimum of one hundred and eighty four (184) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Development (Pre-service) Programme:

Part One = 48 credits
Part Two = 48 credits
Part Three = 48 credits
Part Four = 48 credits
Total = 192 credits

Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in African Languages-Shona

Duration of The Programme

4 years Full-time (Pre-service)

OR

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess (5) ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two (2) ‘A’ levels in relevant subjects

Mature Entry
Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and Mathematics and should be 23 years of age and above.

Candidates must be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English Language plus a relevant Certificate/Diploma.

Candidates who have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career Prospects

Students who graduate with a degree in African Languages are likely to work as:
– editors in publishing and media organisations;
– policy makers and language planners;
– translators;
– Research, cultural officers in government and non-governmental organisations;
– teachers in schools
– lecturers in institutions of higher learning;
– court interpreters;
– broadcasters for radio and television;
– producers, directors, actors and scriptwriters in theatre and film industries.

Programme Structure

Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of thirty-seven (37) courses over four (4) years.
Each course is worth eleven (11) credits except for Teaching Practice course HAFL 300 worth one hundred and thirty-two (132) credits, and HAFL 420 (Dissertation) that weighs twenty-two 22 credits.
A candidate is expected to accumulate a minimum of five hundred and twenty-eight (528) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in African Languages.
Programme:
Part One = 132 credits
Part Two = 132 credits
Part Three = 132 credits
Part Four = 132 credits
Total = 528 credits

Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Information and Communication Technology

Duration of The Programme

4 years Full-time (Pre-service)

OR

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess (5) ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two (2) ‘A’ levels in relevant subjects

Mature Entry
Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and Mathematics and should be 23 years of age and above.

Candidates must be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English Language plus a relevant Certificate/Diploma.

Candidates who have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career Prospects

– Consultants
– Computer Teachers in Schools
– Lecturers at Tertiary Institutions
– ICT Resource Persons
– Programmers
– Computer Technicians
– Cloud architectures
– Web developers

Programme Structure

Each candidate is required to study a minimum thirty-six (36) courses over four (4) years.
Each course is worth ten (12) credits except for the HICT 301 work related learning report ,302acdemic supervisors report that weighs 45 credits each and 303 employers assessment report that weighs 30 credits and HICT 420 ( Research project ) that weighs (24 ) credits.
A candidate is expected to accumulate four hundred and eighty (480) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in ICT.
Programme:
Part One = 120 credits
Part Two = 120 credits
Part Three = 120 credits
Part Four = 132 credits
Total = 492 credits

Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Sports Science

Duration of The Programme

4 years Full-time (Pre-service)

OR

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess (5) ‘O’ level subjects including English Language and Mathematics and at least two (2) ‘A’ levels in relevant subjects

Mature Entry
Candidates can be accepted for mature entry if they have five (5) ‘O’ levels including English Language and Mathematics and should be 23 years of age and above.

Candidates must be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ level passes including English Language plus a relevant Certificate/Diploma.

Candidates who have a minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Career Prospects

– Sports Consultant
– Teacher in Schools
– Sports Coach
– Tertiary Institutions Lecturer
– Resource Person

Programme Structure

Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of thirty-seven (37) courses over four (4) years.
Each course is worth ten (10) credits except for Teaching Practice course HSPS 300 worth one hundred and twenty (120) credits, and HSPS 420 (Dissertation) that weighs twenty-two 22 credits.
A candidate is expected to accumulate a minimum of four hundred and ninety-two (492) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Sports Science.
Programme:
Part One = 120 credits
Part Two = 120 credits
Part Three = 120 credits
Part Four = 132 credits
Total = 492 credits

Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Foundations of English Language and Literacy Education

Duration of The Programme

2 years Block Release (In-service) / Weekend and Evening

Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess a Certificate/Diploma in Education in the programme of choice.

Career Prospects

– Language and Literacy Education Consultant in all applicable contexts
– Language and Literacy/English Education Instructor in appropriate organizations including schools, tertiary institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
– Resource Persons in all appropriate organizations

Programme Structure

– Each candidate is required to study a minimum total of twenty-four (24) courses over two (2) years.
– Each course is worth twenty (22) credits except HICT 420 (Dissertation) that weighs forty-four (44) credits.
– A candidate is expected to accumulate a minimum of five hundred and Twenty-eight (528) credit points to be considered to have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in English or Literacy Education.
Programme:
Part One = 264 credits
Part Two = 264 credits
Total = 528 credits

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Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Development

Duration of The Programme

2 years Block Release (In-service)

1 and 1/2 years Fulltime

Entry Requirements

Candidates should be holders of a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Early Childhood Development with a minimum of (2.2) degree class.

Candidates should be holders of a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Special Needs/Inclusive Education with a minimum of (2.2) degree class.

Career Prospects

– Teachers in Schools in childhood centres / institutes
– Consultancy
– Childcare/Preschool Administrator
– Child and family advocacy
– Education Officers within the Education Ministries locally and globally
– Lecturers in Higher Education Institutions
– Directors of ECD Centres

Programme Structure

A candidate shall study ten (10) courses over two years in accordance with the following breakdown:
– Seven (7) compulsory courses
– One (1) optional course
– A dissertation equivalent to one (1) course
– A practicum equivalent to one (1) course

Master of Education Degree in Inclusive Education

Duration of The Programme

2 years Block Release (In-service)

1 and 1/2 years Fulltime

Entry Requirements

Candidates should be holders of a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Early Childhood Development with a minimum of (2.2) degree class.

Candidates should be holders of a Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Special Needs/Inclusive Education with a minimum of (2.2) degree class.

Career Prospects

– Teachers in Schools in childhood centres / institutes
– Consultancy
– Childcare/Preschool Administrator
– Child and family advocacy
– Education Officers within the Education Ministries locally and globally
– Lecturers in Higher Education Institutions
– Directors of ECD Centres

Programme Structure

– Each candidate is required to study of eight courses in one and half years depending on the mode of study.
– Each course is worth eighteen (18 ) credits except for the MECD 208 (Dissertation) that weighs 36 credits and internship which weighs ninety 90 credits .

2021 Intake in Progress.