Department of Ancient Studies

The Department focuses on the languages and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds with the emphasis on the connection between antiquity and the world of today. Our programmes are taught in English and in Afrikaans and, with the exception of the programmes Honours in Ancient Cultures and Honours in Ancient Languages, can all be taken by non-residential students. All our programmes are suitable for international students.

Our honours and master's programmes take one year to complete.

Our master's programmes equip students with a theoretical framework and interpretative skills. At the doctoral level this culminates in original research that generates new knowledge. Doctoral studies take at least two years.

We offer postgraduate qualifications in the fields of study below.



Programme Coordinator: Dr Samantha Masters

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3206



Administrative Officer: Ms Louise Damons

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3203