The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences sets great store by research and postgraduate teaching as part of its academic mission. So it hardly comes as a surprise that annually about one-third of our students are engaged in studies at postgraduate level in our wide-ranging programme offering. We also make a point of integrating our offering of postgraduate programmes with the research focuses of the various departments and their staff and our students’ degree research commonly leads to national and international academic publications. Students who are both academically deserving and financially needy are provided with financial support where at all possible.
The Faculty’s eighteen departments offer discipline-specific and interdisciplinary programmes in three primary focus areas, namely Language and Culture, Social Sciences, and Performing Arts. In offering so varied, yet so soundly planned a set of programmes, we strive to produce graduates who are knowledgeable and critical thinkers, and also to produce professional people eminently capable of making an exceptional contribution to the cultural enrichment and knowledge requirements of South Africa’s and Africa’s communities in the 21st century.
So that our students may be sure of getting quality instruction, conventional contact tuition is supplemented with computer technology by a team of well-qualified supervisors and teachers. In keeping with the University’s strategic policy, the Faculty mostly uses English as the medium of postgraduate tuition.
In terms of geographical provenance, the student body has strong national and international profiles and is demographically speaking well representative of the country’s student population.
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