Study Archaeology/Palaeoanthropology at UJ

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Undergraduate Studies

Students can apply to study for a BA degree with a major in Anthropology or a BSc degree with a major in Geology. Please visit the relevant departmental websites for more info on the undergraduate application process. Please note that undergraduate applications for 2025 are open!

Postgraduate Studies

We offer Postgraduate degrees (Hons, MA/MSc and PhD) in the following topics:

  • Hominin genetics and physiology
  • Worked bone technology
  • Palaeo-TrACKs
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Palaeo-herpetology
  • Plio-Pleistocene Fauna
  • Geochronology
  • Landscape Evolution

The following staff members are available to offer supervision at all postgraduate levels of study. Please visit their pages for more info on their specialties:

Prof Marlize Lombard

Prof Justin Bradfield

Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng

Dr Matt Caruana

Dr Stephanie Caruana

Dr Tebogo Makhubela

Dr Bongekile Zwane


Please note that applications for all postgraduate programmes are now open and will close on 31 October 2024!  Should you need more information on studying for a postgraduate degree in 2024 P-RI please contact Dr Stephanie Caruana  for Honors degrees, Dr Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng for Master’s degrees and Professor Justin Bradfield for all PhD enquiries.