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Wits University Faculty of Humanities Undergraduate Courses

BA – African Languages

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
A major in African Languages equips students with the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the discipline.

BA – African Literature

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
The African Literature major explores the many rich literatures of the African continent. It is the study of oral and written literature written in or translated into English, directly concerned with the African experience using fiction, poetry, popular culture and drama of the African continent.

BA – Anthropology

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
Anthropology is the study of humankind in social and cultural contexts. The first step towards becoming an anthropologist is the three-year BA major, which starts with a general, broad-based introduction to this intriguing field and builds toward more specialised knowledge.

BA – Archaeology

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
Archaeology is the study of human history through material remains, such as stone tools, food residue, rock art, pottery, and settlement plans. First-year students study the biological evolution of man, man’s past as a hunter-gatherer, and the origins of farming and urbanisation.

B Audiology – Audiology

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
Audiologists assess, advise, and provide rehabilitative services to children and adults with hearing and balance disorders, and related communication difficulties.

BA – Bachelor of Arts

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The complex social problems of the 21st century around the world require innovative and imaginative thinkers. A BA degree will equip you with these skills and open up interesting and challenging fields of work.

BEd – Education

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) is a four-year, full-time internationally recognised qualification, offering specialisation in early childhood development, and primary and secondary school specialisations.

BA – English

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
The study of English literature and its vast range of texts and contexts – novels, poems, plays and films from five continents and ten centuries – opens up a world of human experience, and offers opportunities to master the world’s most widely spoken and influential language.

BAFT – Film and Television

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
Whether you’re an aspiring director, a would-be producer, a creative and/or someone who wants to write innovative South African stories for film or television, the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television (BAFT) offers exciting and creative learning opportunities.

BAFA – Fine Arts

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
The BA Fine Arts degree combines fine art studio practice with academic study in Art History, Theory, and Criticism.

BA Digital Arts – Game Design

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
The BA Digital Arts (Game Design) is a four-year professional degree programme. This exciting field allows you to combine art, writing and coding to create actual games; from card and board games all the way through to full video games.

BA – History

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
History revitalises views of the past, introduces exciting topics, and challenges many of the assumptions and approaches you may have learned at school. History will equip you with sought-after skills in research, analysis, and effective writing, speaking and thinking

BA – History of Art

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
History of Art is an inherently interdisciplinary field of academic enquiry that begins with looking closely at images and objects. The stories they tell give us insight in the lives of their makers, viewers and users, as well as the spaces and times in which they are rooted.

BA – International Relations

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
Majoring in international relations will give you an understanding of why states do such things as go to war, why they trade with each other or why they care when human rights are being abused elsewhere.

BA with Law – Law

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
The BA with Law is the foundation for a more advanced study of law.

BA – Linguistics

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
If you are interested in understanding why we speak and write the way we do, what identities we portray by the way we speak and write or how we learn languages, then you should major in linguistics.

BA – Media Studies

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
An undergraduate degree in Media Studies equips students with vital skills in writing, research and critical thinking. Students engage with all aspects of the media, from television and Twitter to hate speech and state regulation.

BA – Modern Languages

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
Majoring in one or more of the five languages offered in Modern Languages, namely French and Francophone, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish enables you to communicate in these diverse languages and become culturally competent citizens in a globalised multilingual world.

BMus – Music

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
This degree gives you an opportunity to experience and learn from multiple music traditions. This pragmatic and philosophical programme exposes you to new and different music domains, skills, and knowledge – all of which better prepares you for a variety of music careers.

BA – Philosophy

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
Philosophy is an activity which aims at an understanding of ourselves, our relationships with one another, and our place in the world. It is centrally concerned with fundamental questions about such topics, critically investigating what other subjects and other human activities take for granted.

BA – Political Studies

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The study of politics is concerned with the relations of power in society. Whenever people come into conflict, compete or co-operate over matters of money, position, influence or status they may be said to be acting politically.

BA – Psychology

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
Psychology at Wits is a popular major subject. It is the study of human experience and behaviour and the ways in which individuals relate to each other and their environment. Psychology offers a rich and diverse knowledge base concerning human functioning in all its facets.

BA – South African Sign Language (SASL)

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
South African Sign Language (SASL) is becoming increasingly important in a society that values communication with all people. Students who major in SASL will also study SASL linguistics, poetry and sociolinguistics for sign languages.

B Social Work – Social Work

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
The BA Social Work is a four-year professional degree programme. Social workers work in various fields of service such as community development, child protection, child and family welfare, youth programmes, disability, health, education, the workplace, and social policy development.

BA – Sociology

  • Undergraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time
With this course, you will be able to provide valuable insights into how social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class affect individuals and groups in a range of political, economic, social and cultural settings.

B Speech – Speech-Language Pathology

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
The Bachelor in Speech-Language Pathology is a four-year professional qualification. Speech-language therapists assess and treat children and adults with communication disorders.

BADA – Theatre and Performance

  • Undergraduate
  • 4 years
  • Full-time
The Department of Theatre and Performance offers a four-year undergraduate professional degree in Theatre and the Performing Arts, known as the BADA degree which is an honours equivalent.
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Wits University Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Courses

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BA (Honours) – African Languages and Linguistics

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of African Languages and Linguistics is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Bachelor of Arts Honours

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The honours course provides foundation skills in designing and undertaking research. For most 3 year degrees, honours requires an additional year of study. Some of our 4-year degrees offer honours integrated as part of the course. An honours year normally consists of: coursework study, preparing research framework and methodology and presenting the research results in a research essay.

BA (Honours) – Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities and Social Contexts

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities and Social Contexts is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Archaeology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 year
  • Full-time
Archaeology is an integrative field that studies the diverse history of human culture and behaviour. Archaeologists at Wits are actively involved in research and the teaching of a broad spectrum of topics including Archaeological theory, Earlier Stone Age, Middle Stone Age, Later Stone Age, Iron Age, historical archaeology, achaeometry, excavation and field methods and rock art management.

BA (Honours) – Creative Writing

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Creative Writing is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree. The degree attracts students of literature as well as seasoned writers who would like to focus on their creative writing skills.

BA (Honours) – Critical Diversity Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Honours in Critical Diversity Studies programme is undertaken by students from various disciplines.

BA (Honours) – Arts, Culture and Heritage Management

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
CPM prepares students for entry into the diverse and exciting world of cultural policy, cultural economy, city making, arts management, cultural leadership and activism, cultural administration and arts marketing. Students learn about and engage with the arts and culture sector in SA, the policy environment in which operates, and the concepts, theories, histories, values and objectives of arts and culture organisations in the cultural economy internationally and in South Africa.

BA (Honours) – Development Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Development Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Digital Arts

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
This one year full-time (or two-year part-time) programme is ideally suited for students with a three-year degree who wish to prepare for entry to a Masters programme in Digital Arts, or for those who simply wish to add a year of Digital Media expertise to their existing degree.

BA (Honours) – Drama Therapy

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Drama Therapy is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – English

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of English is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree. The curriculum is diverse, including options in Travel Writing, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Postmodern and Postcolonial Literature.

BA (Honours) – Fine Art

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 -2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Fine Art is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – French Language and Literature

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of French Language and Literature is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Geography

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 years
  • Full-time
Geography is a diverse and integrative discipline that bridges the natural and social sciences. At Wits, the BA Honours in the field of Geography is taught by a team of academics who are passionate about their research and the topics they teach.

BA (Honours) – German Language and Literature

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of German Language and Literature is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Heritage Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Heritage Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – History

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of History is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – History of Art

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of History of Art is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – International Relations

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of International Relations is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Journalism and Media Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Journalism and Media Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Linguistics

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time
The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Linguistics is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Media Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Media Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Music

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Music is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Organisational Psychology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 year
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Organisational Psychology is a 1 year full-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Philosophy

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Philosophy is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Political Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Political Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Portuguese studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

Portuguese is also an African language, the second most spoken and widely used in Southern Africa, supported by the vibrant cultures and literatures of the five Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe), in Europe (Portugal), in America (Brazil) and in Asia (East Timor, Macau, Goa).

BA (Honours) – Psychology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 year
  • Full-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Psychology is a 1 year full-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Publishing Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 year
  • Full-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Publishing Studies is a 1 year full-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Sociology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Sociology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – South African Sign Language

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in South African Sign Language is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Translation or Interpreting

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 year
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Translation or Interpreting is a 1 year full-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Drama and Film

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Drama and Film is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Demography and Population Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Demography and Population Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Italian Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Italian Studies (BA(Hons)) is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Joint Honours

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts honours may be taken as a joint honours programme in a number of fields.

BA (Honours) – Anthropology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Anthropology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Film and Television

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Film and Television is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Migration Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Migration Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – African Literature

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of African Literature is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BA (Honours) – Labour Policy and Globalisation

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Labour Policy and Globalisation is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BEd(Hons) – Education

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Bachelor of Education with Honours is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

BEd(Hons) – Deaf Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 -2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time, Part-time

The option in Deaf Education offered by the Centre for Deaf Studies will begin to equip you to work with Deaf learners in both schools for the Deaf and inclusive education environments.

PhD – Deaf studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 5 – 6 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The PhD in Deaf studies is a maximum 5 years full-time or 6 years part-time degree.

DLitt – Doctor of Literature

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 – 4 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Doctor of Literature is a 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time degree.

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy Education

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 – 4 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Doctor of Philosophy Education is a 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time degree.

PGDipE(HE) – Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Higher Education)

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 years part-time
  • Part-time

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (in the field of Higher Education) is presented part-time over 2 years. The broad aim of Diploma is to provide academics with a relevant teaching qualification in line with international trends.

MA  – Film and Television

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Masters in Film and Television offers a professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking, and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice.

MA  – Applied Linguistics

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 -2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Applied Linguistics is offered over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

MA  – Archaeology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 -2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The aim of the MA degree is to offer advanced professional training at the postgraduate level in the field of African archaeology of all periods and to promote inter-disciplinary exchange between various arts and science disciplines.

MA (Audiology) – Audiology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in Audiology by research is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA (Clinical Psych) – Clinical Psychology

  • Postgraduate
  • 3 years
  • Full-time

The MA in Clinical Psychology comprises a year of theoretical coursework and applied training offered full-time at the university; the completion of a clinically orientated research study and report; and a full-time internship of 12 months.

MA (Comm. Based Couns.) – Community-based Counselling

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 years
  • Full-time

The Master of Arts in Community-based Counselling is a full-time degree taken over 2 years.

MA  – Critical Diversity Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts by coursework and research report in the field of Critical Diversity Studies aims to enhance your abilities to analyse, interpret, challenge, and contribute to the crucial issues of diversity and how these relate to social justice.

MA  – Cultural Policy and Management

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Cultural Policy and Management by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Demography and Population Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Demography and Population Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Development Sociology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Development Sociology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Digital Arts

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 0 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in Digital Arts is a 1 year full-time or 2 years-part degree offered in Game Design, Game Studies and Interactive Narrative.

MA (Dramatic Art) – Dramatic Art

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The MA in Dramatic Art can be obtained by Research, by Creative Practice, or by Coursework and Research Report, over 1 year full-time or 2 years-part-time.

MA  – e-Science

  • Postgraduate
  • 18 months
  • Full-time

The Masters of Arts by coursework and research report in the field of e-Science is completed over 18 months.

MA (Fine Arts) – Fine Arts

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts by dissertation or by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – French and Francophone Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of French and Francophone Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – ICT and Policy Regulation

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of ICT and Policy Regulation is offered over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

MA  – Industrial Sociology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Industrial Sociology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Interactive Media

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The degree allows candidates to focus on a range of topics, and have the option to link their research to their own creative practice.

MA  – Italian Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Italian Studies (MA) is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree.

MA  – Journalism and Media Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Journalism and Media Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree.

MA  – Labour Policy and Globalisation

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Labour Policy and Globalisation is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree.

MA  – Linguistics

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Linguistics is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree.

MA  – Media Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Media Studies is a research-only degree.

MA  – Migration and Displacement

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Migration and Displacement is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree by coursework and research report.

MA (Organisational Psych) – Organisational Psychology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 year
  • Full-time

The Master of Arts by coursework and research report in the field of Organisational Psychology is a full-time degree taken over one year.

MA  – Philosophy

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Philosophy is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time course by Research only.

MA  – Political Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Political Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Psychology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Psychology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Publishing Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Publishing Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA (Social Work) – Social Work

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in Occupational Social Work by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Sociology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Sociology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA (Speech Path) – Speech-Language Pathology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology by research is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Master of Arts

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

Master’s degree programs combine discipline-specific, advanced coursework with skills like critical thinking, analytic ability, and time management that are easily transferred if your career path changes.

MA  – Creative Writing

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 years
  • Part-time

The MA in Creative Writing is a two-year MA by research in which students engage in a rigorous and collegial writing programme alongside their peers.

MA  – Development Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Development Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Geography

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Geography is offered over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

MA  – German Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of German Studies is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – History

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of History by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – History of Art

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of History of Art is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – International Relations

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of International Relations (MA) is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree.

MA  – Health Demography

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

This degree will offer a specialised skill to students in the area of Health Demography. The degree is also interdisciplinary with an appeal to all students interested in Health related topics within the School of Social Sciences.

MMus – Master of Music

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Music by dissertation or by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MEd – Deaf Education

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 – 4 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

Masters of Education in Deaf Education (MEd) is a maximum 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time course.

MEd – Education and Works

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Education specialisation in Education and Work by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 year-part degree.

MEd (Educ Psych) – Educational Psychology

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 year full-time
  • Full-time

The Master of Education in Educational Psychology by coursework and research report

BA (Honours) – Organisational and Institutional Studies (Honours)

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time

The OIS Honours Programme is intended for students interested in basic theoretical debates on institutions. The programme focuses on foundational texts as well as the elements of how to do research and write an essay.

MA  – Organisational and Institutional Studies (Masters)

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The OIS Masters Programme is intended for students who have attended the OIS Honours Programme or come from related academic programmes, and are interested in the study of institutions. It focuses on mastery of broader theoretical debates and the process of developing a research design and conducting one’s own research.

PGDip – Deaf Education

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 Years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education in the field of Deaf Education is offered over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. Deaf Education leaders, educators and practitioners will deepen and broaden their subject knowledge in ways that are appropriate to the teaching of Deaf and hard of hearing learners.

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 – 4 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The PhD is a degree that takes a minimum of 2 years full-time or maximum of 4 years part-time and is offered across all schools in the Faculty.

PhD – Film and Television

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The PhD by Dissertation is aimed at those who would like to specialise in Film and Television at the highest level in their field.

PhD – Critical Diversity Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 – 4 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The PhD by thesis in the field of Critical Diversity Studies takes a minimum of 2 years full-time or a maximum of 4 years part-time to complete.

PhD – Demography and Population Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 3 – 4 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The PhD in Demography and Population Studies is offered over 3 to 4 years.

PhD – Media Studies

  • Postgraduate
  • 3 – 5 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The PhD in the field of Media Studies is a 3 year full-time or 5 year part-time degree.

PhD – Migration and Displacement

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 – 4 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The PhD in Migration and Displacement is suitable for those who intend to have a career in research either inside or outside the academy. Full-time students have 2 years, and part-time students 4 years to complete the degree.

PGCE – Education

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a professional teaching qualification aimed at graduates who are interested in teaching as a career.

PGDip – Arts

  • Postgraduate
  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

PGDA – Applied Drama and Theatre

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 year
  • Full-time

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in the field of Applied Drama and Theatre (PGDA) is a 1 year full-time qualification.

PGDip – Translation and Interpreting

  • Postgraduate
  • 1- year
  • Full-time

The Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (Translation or Interpreting) is a 1 year full-time programme.

PhD – Creative Writing

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 years
  • Full-time

The PhD in Creative Writing is undertaken over a minimum period of two years.

MA  – Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities & Social Contexts

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 -2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities & Social Contexts is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time course.

MA  – Applied Ethics for Professionals

  • Postgraduate
  • 2 years part-time
  • Part-time

This is an integrated programme designed for people in professional and leadership positions who are interested in learning to think properly about ethical issues.

MA  – Drama Therapy

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Drama Therapy is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA (Heritage) – Heritage

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in Heritage by dissertation or by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – African Literature

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of African Literature is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Anthropology

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Arts in the field of Anthropology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MA  – Translation

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

Master of Arts in Translation or Master of Arts in Translation (Interpreting).

MEd – The Master of Education

  • Postgraduate
  • 1 – 2 years
  • Full-time; Part-time

The Master of Education by dissertation or by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

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