The Department of English supervises research degrees in a broad range of areas, from Early Modern to contemporary literature and theory. We specialise particularly in writings of and from South Africa and Africa and work closely with prospective students to develop a thesis topic that reflects their interests and allows them to make a substantive and innovative contribution to their research area.

Course code: ELL5000W

Entry requirements: Candidates should be in possession of an Honours degree in English.

Application procedure: All applications for Master's by Research (Dissertation 100%) are required to submit a research proposal to the Head of Department for consideration by the Department's Research Committee. No formal registration can take place until the proposal has been considered and approved by the department's Higher Degrees Committee (HDC).

See academic staff for a list of some of the areas in which staff members are willing to direct research. We recommend that you identify and contact potential supervisors before you begin the process of formally applying for admission.


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