BA with specialisation in Language Practice

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Humanities
Department: Department of Religion Studies
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: BA in Language Practice
Programme Code: B7026Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 7
NQF Credits: 388
SAQA: 80344

Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 31 Oct 2023

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 3 Years

Programme Fees


Practical competence: Language proficiency in chosen languages. Writing and productive skills. Translation, interpreting and text editing skills. Terminology and document management skills. Basic language, text and discourse research skills. Supportive linguistic, text and discourse, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, socio-pragmatic, pragma-linguistic and cross-cultural competence. Foundational competence: Knowledge of an insight into the theoretical underpinning of linguistics, the chosen languages and communication. Reflective competence: Strategic and critical application of theory in linguistics and communication with a view to practical, academic and professional situations.

Career Opportunities

Language practitioner (translator, text editor, interpreter), language planner, language manager, lexicographer, terminologist, copy writer, journalist, subtitler, plain language specialist.

Admission Requirements

A minimum APS of 27, 5 (60%+) in English.

Selection Process

Selection will be considered based on academic merit.

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