University of Cape Town UCT Faculty of Humanities

University of Cape Town UCT Faculty of Humanities Courses And Requirement

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Humanities: undergraduate

Bachelor of Music: General Programme

Teacher’s Licentiate Diploma in Music

ACE Programmes

Advanced Certificate in Education: Life Orientation

Advanced Certificate in Education: Mathematical Literacy

Advanced Certificate in Education: Mathematics Education

Advanced Certificate in Education: Multilingual

Advanced Certificate in Education: School Management

Advanced Certificate in Education: Science

Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media Production

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Performance

Bachelor of Arts
African Languages & Literatures
Afrikaans
Arabic
Business French
Classical Studies
Dance
Drama
Economic History
English
Film Studies
French
Hebrew Language & Literature
History
Italian
Jazz Studies
Law
Linguistics
Media & Writing
Music
Spanish
Visual & Art History
Xhosa Communication

Bachelor of Music in Dance

Bachelor of Music: Composition

Bachelor of Music: Education

Bachelor of Music: Musicology

Bachelor of Social Science in Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Bachelor of Social Science
Economics
Gender Studies
Industrial Sociology
International Relations
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Public Policy & Administration
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Development
Sociology

Bachelor of Social Work

Dance Teacher’s Diploma

Diploma in Education

Majors offered by departments outside the Faculty of Humanities
Applied Statistics
Applied Biology
Applied Mathematics
Archaeology
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Computer Science
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental & Geographical Science
Genetics
Human Physiology
Law
Mathematics
Mathematical Statistics
Marine Biology
Microbiology
Ocean & Atmosphere Science
Organisational Psychology
Physics
Science
Statistics

Performer’s Diploma in Opera

Performer’s Diploma in Theatre

Teacher’s Licentiate Diploma in Music: Foundation

Humanities: postgraduate

The Humanities Faculty offers the following postgraduate degrees and diplomas:

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Fine Art

Doctor of Literature

Doctor of Music
Composition & Dissertation
Dance
Performance & Dissertation

Doctor of Philosophy
African Languages & Literature
African Studies
Afrikaans & Netherlandic Studies
Archaeology
Art Historical Studies
Classical Studies
Criminology
Dance
Drama
Economics
Education
English Language & Literature
Environmental & Geographical Sciences
Media Studies
Film Studies
Fine Art
French Language & Literature
Gender Studies
German Language & Literature
Historical Studies
Industrial Sociology
Italian
Library & Information Science
Linguistics
Music
Philosophy
Political Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Rhetoric Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Work
Sociology

Doctor of Social Science
General

Master of Arts
(coursework & dissertation)
Applied Drama & Theatre Studies
Applied Economics
Art Historical Studies
African languages & Literatures
Afrikaans & Netherlandic Studies
Classical Studies
Clinical Psychology
Creative Writing
Economics
Economics & Demography
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Film Theory & Practice
French Language & Literature
German Language & Literature
Health Economics
Historical Studies
Italian Language & Literature
Jewish Studies
Language, Literature & Modernity
Literary studies
Philosophy
Political Communication
Public Affairs & Administration
Psychological Research
Practical Anthropology
Sociology
South African & Comparative Politics
Theatre & Performance

Master of Arts
(dissertation)
Art Historical Studies
African Languages & Literatures
Afrikaans & Netherlandic Studies
Drama
English Language & Literature
Film Studies
French Language & Literature
German Language & Literature
Historical Studies
Italian language & Literature
Linguistics
Philosophy
Political Studies
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Sociology

Master of Education
(coursework & dissertation)
Adult Education
Applied Language & Literacy Studies
Curriculum Studies
Educational Administration, Planning & Social Policy
Higher Education Studies
History Education
History of Art Education
Information Communication Technologies
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Teaching

Master of Education
(dissertation)

Master of Library & Information Science

Master of Philosophy in Education
Adult Education
Applied Language & Literacy Studies
Curriculum Studies
Educational Administration, Planning & Social Policy
Higher Education Studies
History Education
History of Art Education
Information Communication Technologies
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Teaching

Master of Philosophy
(coursework & dissertation)
African Studies
Development Studies
Digital Curation
Diversity Studies
Family Law & Development
HIV/AIDS in Society
Justice & Transformation
Literary & Cultural Theory
Politics, Philosophy & Social Theory
Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Public Culture
Public Policy
Rhetoric Studies
Workplace Change & Labour Law

Master of Philosophy
(dissertation only)
African Studies
Rhetoric Studies
Library & Information Studies
General

Master of Public Administration

Master of Social Science
(coursework & minor dissertation)
Archaeology
Clinical Practice in Social Work
Comparative & International Politics
Democratic Governance
Economics
Economics & Demography
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Health Economics
International Relations
Organisational Psychology
Philosophy
Political Communication
Political Philosophy & Social Theory
Practical Anthropology
Probation & Correctional Practice
Public Affairs & Administration
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Development
Social Policy & Management
Sociology
South African & Comparative Politics

Master of Social Science
(dissertation only)
Economics
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Gender Studies
Health Economics
Industrial Sociology
Organisational Psychology
Philosophy
Political Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Development
Social Planning & Administration
Sociology

Masters of Arts in Fine Art

Masters of Fine Art
Fine Art
New Media
Film & TV Production

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Further Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Intermediate & Senior Phase

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Senior Phase & Further Education

Postgraduate Diploma in African Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Art
Fine Art

Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Adult Education
Applied Language & Literacy Studies
Curriculum Studies
Educational Administration, Planning & Social Policy
Higher Education Studies
History of Art Education
History Education
HIV/AIDS in Society
Information Communication Technologies
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Teaching

Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Music in Performance

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Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.