For additional admission-related information, please find the following resources:
- Directions for Postgraduate Applicants: contains application instructions and programmes on offer, etc.
- Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Handbook: contains course codes, Faculty rules, etc.
Honours degree (NQF 8) entry requirements
The minimum requirement for any Honours programme is that the applicant have a Bachelors’ degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent qualification. Further requirements beyond this minimum typically apply, although these will be specific to any given programme of study. Applicants should consult the Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Handbook for details of any further requirements beyond this minimum.
Masters degree (NQF 9) entry requirements
Applicants are required to have an Honours degree or equivalent qualification (including 4-year Bachelor degrees). Further requirements beyond this minimum typically apply, although these will be specific to any given programme of study. Applicants should consult our Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Handbook for details of any further requirements beyond this minimum. In addition, for Masters by Research (Dissertation 100%), a research proposal must be submitted. No formal registration can take place until the proposal has been considered and approved by the department's Higher Degrees Committee (HDC).
PhD or Doctoral programmes (NQF 10) entry requirements
Applicants are required to have the required academic background -- a master's degree or equivalent qualification -- and demonstrable ability to develop an acceptable research proposal for which supervision is available.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
For all postgraduate degrees, admission through the recognition of prior learning is possible in appropriate circumstances. Such admission is processed and decided in terms of the RPL policy and must be supported by the Head of Department you are applying to.