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Faculty of Humanities​​

With a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree you will learn to communicate, to solve problems and to think critically and analytically. BA graduates are highly skilled and able to work in almost any ​field.

The private sector is constantly on the look-out for successful graduates to take up positions in middle management because it values the proficiency in problem-solving and communications that a student develops while studying for a BA. The ability to think critically and imaginatively and to convey ideas clearly is valued in any profession. 

The Faculty of Humanities strives to:

  • ​train high-level Humanities students by ensuring that the teaching programmes are internationally competitive and locally relevant

  • produce outstanding teaching and research outputs in the Humanities by employing the best possible academics and supporting staff and developing and utilising them to their full potential;

  • ​apply management principles, guidelines, processes and practices to maintain and improve excellent academic achievements in the field of teaching and research;

  • ensure by our achievements and services that values are strived at to the benefit of the individual, the University and the community we serve;​

  • significantly enrich students with the unique added values offered by studies in the Humanities  

Exciting New Degrees on Offer in 2019

·         Structured Masters Programme in Community Development (click here for more information)

·         Master of Philosophy in Social Policy and Development (click here for more information)

Upcoming events:

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Applications for Mandarin Courses and Chinese Cultural Courses are open at the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute

The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) is currently accepting applications and registration for students interested in studying Basic Mandarin, Intermediate Mandarin, Business Mandarin, Tourism Mandarin, HSK Mandarin I - V, Chinese Martial Arts (including Tai Ji and Self-Defense Techniques), Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese Folk Dancing Chinese Cultural course for the 1st semester of 2019.

Application and Registration is open until the Friday 1 February 2019.

Click here to access the UJCI application and registration guideline form

UJCI Upcoming event: Chinese New Year 2019

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The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute in partnership with the Chinese Embassy Cordially invites you to the 2019 Chinese Spring Festival. 

Click here to access the official invitation

2017 Annual Report

2020 Strategic Plan and Marketing Prospectus

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Faculty of Humanities Ranked Among the Top 400 Worldwide

The Faculty of Humanities is proud to announce that it has been ranked among the top 400 universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject: Arts and Humanities.

This is UJ's first-time entry in this prestigious edition. UJ has been ranked in the 301-400 rank band globally, thus in the Top 400 for Arts and Humanities and joint fourth in South Africa along with University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of the Western Cape. The 1 000 universities that form part of the rankings represent 5% of the 20 000 or so higher education institutions in the world. These universities were selected for analysis, based on the strength of their record in international research and on their global academic reputation.

The performance metrics used cover the full range of a university's core activities: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Universities have all been evaluated by their academic peers through THE's annual Academic Reputation Survey, which draws on more than 20 000 survey responses from senior scholars from more than 140 countries.

Universities are under pressure to show their relevance and impact in society. The Faculty has incorporated this call to action into its 2020 strategy. Research projects within the Faculty aim to demonstrate how the Faculty is being innovative and what the impact of being innovative is on our environment and the community we serve. Teaching and learning activities are also a big priority for the Faculty. Various interventions and support offered by the Faculty has enabled us to consistently maintain a high undergraduate success rate of 87%.

The Faculty would like to thank all its academic and support staff for getting us onto this prestigious list. Click here for more information.

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