University Of Cape Town Graduate School

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University Of Cape Town Graduate School

A new programme structure allows students with a first degree (Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc)) to qualify with a Masters degree in two years. The Honours/Masters pattern applies to most of the programmes.

  • After the first year of study (consisting of four courses and a research essay/project), students graduate with an Honours degree.
  • Students can then continue into year two (provided they meet the admission requirements for the Masters programme) and graduate with a Masters degree after completing four further courses and a minor dissertation.

Postgraduate programmes on offer:
The degrees and diplomas offered at postgraduate level in the Faculty of Humanities are listed below by department. Additional information can be obtained from the Faculty’s Postgraduate Office, which is located in the Beattie Building on Upper Campus.

Department Postgraduate specialisations
African Gender Institute*
Tel: 021 650 4207
Fax: 021 685 2142
Website: African Gender Institute
Hons in Gender and Transformation Research
Research Masters in Gender Studies
PhD in Gender Studies
African Studies Section*
Tel: 021 650 2308
Fax: 021 650 3579
Website: Centre for African Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in African Studies
Hons/Masters in African Studies
Hons/Masters in Heritage and Public Culture
Coursework Masters in African Studies Research
Masters in African Studies
MPhil in Environmental Humanities
PhD in African Studies.
Linguistics Section*
Tel: 021 650 2847
Fax: 021 650 3150
Hons/Masters in Linguistics
Research Masters in Linguistics
PhD in Linguistics.
Anthropology Section*
Tel: 021 650 3678
Fax: 021 650 2307
Website: Social Anthropology*The above sections fall under the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics
Hons/Masters in Anthropology
Masters in Environmental Humanities
Masters in Practical Anthropology
Research Masters in Social Anthropology
PhD in Anthropology
Tel: 021 650 2353
Fax: 021 650 2352
Website: Archaeology
Hons in Archaeology
Hons in Archaeology & Environmental Science
Research Masters in Archaeology
PhD in Archaeology
Tel: 021 650 2398
Fax: 021 650 2494
Website: Dance
Hons in Dance Studies
Hons in Choreography
Hons in Performance
Masters in Dance by Choreography
Masters in Dance by Performance & Dissertation
Masters in Dance by Performance & Choreography
Masters in Dance by Choreography & Dissertation Research Masters in Dance
PhD in Dance
Tel: 021 480 7121
Fax: 021 480 7106
Website: Drama
Hons in Drama
Masters in Theatre and Performance
Masters in Applied Drama and Theatre Studies
MA in Dramaturgy
MA in Television Production
Research Masters in Drama
PhD in Drama
Tel: 021 650 2733
Fax: 021 650 2854
Website: Economics
Hons/Masters in Economics
Masters in Applied Economics
Masters in Health Economics
Research Masters in Economics
PhD in Economics
Tel: 021 650 2772
Fax: 021 650 3489
Website: Education
Advanced Certificate in Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education specilaising in Higher Education Studies and Educational TechnologyCoursework Masters in:
Adult Education
Applied Language and Literacy Studies
Curriculum Studies
Educational Policy, Leadership and Change
Higher Education Studies
Educational Technology
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Primary Education
Research Masters in Education
PhD in Education
English Language and Literature
Tel: 021 650 2861
Fax: 021 650 3726
Website: English Literature
Hons in English Studies
Masters in English in Literature and Modernity
Masters in Creative Writing
Research Masters in English Language and Literature
PhD in English Language & Literature
Environmental and Geographical Science
Tel: 021 650 2874
Fax: 021 650 3456
Website: EGS
Hons/Masters in Environmental and Geographical Studies
Research Masters in Environmental and Geographical Studies
PhD in Environmental and Geographical Studies
Film and Media Studies, Centre for
Tel: 021 650 3373/2852
Fax: 021 650 2854
Website: Centre for Film and Media Studies
Hons in Film Studies
Hons in Film and Television Studies
Hons/Masters in Media Theory and Research
Hons/Masters in Political Communication
Masters in African Cinema
Masters in Documentary Arts
Masters in Global Media
Masters in Screenwriting
Research Masters in Rhetoric Studies
Research Masters in Film Studies or Media Studies
PhD in Film Studies or Media Studies
PhD in Rhetoric Studies
Fine Art, Michaelis School of
Tel: 021 480 7103
Fax: 021 424 2889
Website: Michaelis School of Fine Art
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art
Hons in Curatorship
Hons/Masters in Art Historical Studies
MFA in Fine Art
Research Masters in Fine Art
PhD in Historical Studies or Art Historical Studies
Historical Studies
Tel: 021 650 2742
Fax: 021 689 7581
Website: Historical Studies
Hons in Historical Studies
Research Masters in Historical Studies
PhD in Historical Studies
Information and Library Studies
Tel: 021 650 3090
Fax: 021 650 4545
Website: Library and Information Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
Hons/Masters in Library and Information Science
Research Masters in Library and Information Science
PhD in Library and Information Science
Languages and Literatures, School of
Tel: 021 650 2607
Fax: 021 685 5530
Website: School of Languages and Literatures
Hons/Masters in African Languages and Literatures
Hons/Masters in Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies
Hons/Masters in Applied Linguistics and African Language
Hons/Masters in Classical Studies
Hons/Masters in French, German, Greek, Italian or Latin
Hons in Teaching French as a Foreign Language
Hons in Spanish
Hons in Arabic
Research Masters in African Languages and Literatures, Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian or Latin
PhD in African Languages and Literatures,
Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian or Latin
PhD in Jewish Studies
PhD in Spanish
Management Studies, School of
Tel: 021 650 3778
Fax: 021 689 7570
Website: School of Management Studies
Hons/Masters in Organisational Psychology
Research Masters in Organisational Psychology
Music, South African College of
Tel: 021 650 2626
Fax: 021 650 2627
Website: South African College of Music
Postgraduate Diploma in Music in Performance
Hons in Musicology, Composition, Performance
Research MMus
MMus specialising in Performance and Dissertation
MMus specialising in Composition and Dissertation
MMus specialising in Coursework, Performance and Dissertation
MMus specialising in Coursework and Dissertation
PhD in Music
DMus by Thesis and Performance
DMus by Thesis and Composition
Tel: 021 650 3316
Fax: 021 650 3316
Website: Philosophy
Hons/Masters in Philosophy
Research Masters in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Research Masters in Philosophy
PhD in Philosophy
Political Studies
Tel: 021 650 5916
Fax: 021 689 7574
Website: Political Studies
Hons/Masters inInternational Relations
Public Policy and Administration
Hons/Masters in Politics
Research Masters in Political Studies
Research Masters in Public Administration
PhD in Political Studies
PhD in Public Administration
Tel: 021 650 3435
Fax: 021 650 4104
Website: Psychology
Hons in Psychology
Masters in Psychological Research
Masters in Clinical Psychology (named qualification)
Masters in Neuropsychology (named qualification)
Research Masters in Psychology
PhD in Psychology
Public Law
Tel: 021 650 3072
Fax: 021 650 3790
Website: Public Law
Hons in Criminal Justice
Research Masters in Criminology
PhD in Criminology
Religious Studies
Tel: 021 650 5818
Fax: 021 689 7575
Website: Religious Studies
Hons/Masters in Religious Studies
Research Masters in Religious Studies
PhD in Religious Studies
Social Development
Tel: 021 650 3493
Fax: 021 689 2739
Website: Social Development
Hons/Masters inProbation and Correctional Practice
Clinical Social Work
Social Development
Social Policy and Management
Research Masters in Social Development
Research Masters in Social Planning and Administration
Research Masters in Social Work
PhD in Social Development
PhD in Social Work
Tel: 021 650 3501
Fax: 021 689 7576
Website: Sociology
Hons/Masters inDevelopment Studies
Industrial Sociology
Masters in Global Studies Research Masters in Industrial Sociology
Research Masters in Sociology
PhD in Sociology
PhD in Industrial Sociology