12 months
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3168 USD/year
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About

The Master of African Literature offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  in the field of African Literature is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree. Our students adopt perspectives that take seriously our location in southern Africa while also taking into account the global relevance of African literary practice.

Overview

Key facts

The Master of African Literature offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  is a programme for those wishing to specialise in African Literature in English. The course is concerned with the intellectual place of Africa in the world and examines black intellectual traditions across the continent and the diaspora.

African Literature at Wits is the only department of its kind in South Africa and has, over the past three decades, produced high calibre graduates who have gone into research, publishing, journalism, creative writing and academic careers.

We examine a wide range of African cultural forms, their transmission and their transversal of geographic, cultural, political and disciplinary boundaries.

Staff members offer courses which explore critical, theoretical, and historical issues, as well as problems of representation in the broadest sense.

This kind of approach expands the field of literature to include a wide range of cultural practices from canonical texts of African writing to artefacts of visual and popular culture, revealing the role literature in its broadest sense plays as a form of exchange and expression. Our commitment to high quality is reflected in one of the highest rates of postgraduate student research publication among literature departments in the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • African Popular Media and the Novel
  • Critical Approaches to African Literature
  • Memory, Violence and Representation in Africa
  • Contemporary Trends in African Literature
  • Narratives of the Indian Ocean
  • Writing Slavery in the African World
  • Feeling, Sentiment and Sensation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

190 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 aggregate.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3168 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3168 USD per year during 12 months.

R 46 220

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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