University Of Cape Town Humanities
University Of Cape Town Humanities
Welcome to one of the largest and best-known Humanities Faculties in Southern Africa.
UCT’s Faculty of Humanities offers a range of programmes that foster communication, flexibility, imagination, social sensitivity, language competence, negotiating skills and the capacity to work in teams, rather than narrow vocational training.
Apart from learning specific skills and knowledge in each subject, courses in the Humanities:
- Provoke students to question what they hear, read and see;
- Encourage students to seek out new ways of viewing today’s complex world and society;
- Equip students to be independent thinkers and self-resourceful practitioners.
Students usually enter the Faculty of Humanities directly after secondary school or a ‘gap year’ and spend three to four years in our degree programmes, developing their own study paths from a wide choice of subjects. Some embark on specialised degrees, such as Film and Media, Social Work, Music, Theatre & Performance, Dance and Fine Art, Others combine courses from some of the Faculty’s 15 teaching departments and specialise in at least two subjects (known as majors), while adding other courses of their choice.
In any one year, our undergraduate population is 4000 students, from more than 43 different countries. About two-thirds are South Africans, from a very wide range of backgrounds, with the rest coming from the rest of Africa and abroad. University Of Cape Town Humanities
The teaching takes place in a variety of ways: in large and medium size lectures, in seminars (smaller groups of students), and in tutorials (small focus groups attached to a particular course). Although the teaching medium is predominantly English, the campus itself is multi-lingual. You will hear Faculty members, support staff, and students speaking in a wide variety of South African and global languages, which generates a vibrant African and international atmosphere around our corridors and meeting places.
The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide variety of undergraduate programmes in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Performing and Creative Arts. These include:
|Programme Type||Programme||Abbreviation||Programme Code||Minimum Duration||NQF Exit Level|
|Higher Certificates||Higher Certificate in Adult and Community Education & Training||HCert(ACET)||HU052||1||NQF 5|
|Advanced Certificates||Advanced Certificate in Foundation Phase Teaching||AdvCert(FPT)||HU048||1||NQF 6|
|Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching||AdvCert(IPT)||HU045||1||NQF 6|
|Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching||AdvCert(SPT)||HU043||1||NQF 6|
|Diplomas||Diploma in Music Performance||DMP||HU021||3||NQF 7|
|Diploma in Theatre and Performance||Dip(T&P)||HU020||3||NQF 7|
|Advanced Diplomas||Advanced Diploma in Music||AdvDip(Music)||HU046||1||NQF 7|
|Advanced Diploma in Opera||AdvDip(Opera)||HU047||1||NQF 7|
|Advanced Diploma in Theatre||AdvDip(Theatre)||HU050||1||NQF 7|
|Advanced Diploma in Adult and Community Education & Training||AdvDip(ACET)||HU051||1||NQF 7|
|Advanced Diploma in School Leadership & Management||AdvDip(SLM)||HU053||1||NQF 7|
|General Degrees||Bachelor of Arts||BA||HB003||3||NQF 7|
|Bachelor of Social Sciences||BSocSc||HB001||3||NQF 7|
|General Degree Specialisations||Bachelor of Arts specialising in Film and Media Production||BA(F&M)||HB054||3||NQF 7|
|Structured Degrees||Bachelor of Social Science in Philosophy, Politics and Economics||BSocSc(PPE)||HB027||3||NQF 7|
|Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art||BA(FA)||HB008||4||NQF 8|
|Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance||BA(T&P)||HB014||4||NQF 8|
|Bachelor of Music||BMus||HB010||4||NQF 8|
|Bachelor of Social Work||BSW||HB063||4||NQF 8|
General details on how to apply to the university can be obtained from the UCT website.
Information and/or queries relating to Admissions, registration, the curriculum etc can be obtained from:
The Humanities Postgraduate Office
Room 105, Beattie Building
University Avenue, Upper Campus
University of Cape Town
Telephone:(021) 650 2691 or email the UCT Postgraduate Office
International students should contact the UCT International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) by email.
Humanities Undergraduate Office
For queries relating to Humanities Undergraduate admissions or student administration, please contact us using the below details –
Telephone: (021) 650 2717
Humanities Postgraduate Office
For queries relating to Humanities Postgraduate admissions or student administration, please contact us using the below details –
Telephone: (021) 650 5079
The Dean’s Office
Telephone: (021) 650 3059
Communication, Marketing and Alumni Office
Telephone: (021) 650 4358