Faculty of Humanities


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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

Link to F7/ BF academic exclusion appeals

  • Humanities students that would like to appeal their academic exclusion (BF/F7) status can appeal on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/zUy6yIsD4Zzup1Ox1 The closing date for appeals is 27 July 2017 @ 15:00

Postgraduate bursary opportunities

  • 2017 Global Excellence and Stature Funding (GES) Master’s and Doctoral Fellowships - Application Form
  • 2016 Global Excellence and Stature Funding (GES) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PDRF) 
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows and master’s and doctoral scholarships - Application 


News: Two UJ Humanities subjects ranked in Top 300 of QS World University Rankings by Subject​

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