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History, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

School of Social Sciences

 The School of Social Sciences, part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, offers the disciplines of History; International Relations; Philosophy; Political Studies; Social Anthropology; and Sociology.

It provides one of the richest, most exciting and most innovative areas of study at the University and boasts many of South Africa’s leading internationally trained intellectuals, lecturers, researchers and writers in this field.

The History course is offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Programme Structure

The School’s Bachelor of Arts degree is a three-year programme studied on a full-time basis. The purpose of this degree is to ground students in the study of humankind’s history, societies and arts, and this degree forms the basis for all study within Wits’ School of Social Sciences. The School also offers Honours, Masters and PhD postgraduate programmes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1-2 years

    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Honours:
A bachelors degree or equivalent with 65% course mark aggregate in a third year major.At least an upper second class pass in the final undergraduate course in the subject.
  • Masters by Coursework and Research Report:
A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate
  • Masters by Dissertation:
A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregateA supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2833 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2833 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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R 41840

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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