24 months
1276 EUR/year
1276 EUR/year
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History, a programme offered by the Stellenbosch University, is a subject of many dimensions, but its central thrust is to explain change over time. How we deal with change, in our personal life or in wider society, depends on how well we are informed. This department aims to provide students with the necessary intellectual skills to understand processes of change and historical debate. 


Key facts

A thesis in History at the Stellenbosch University which is based on original research on primary sources must be completed. The programme focuses on those aspects of the past listed in the areas of specialisation.

What we offer

The Master's programme, following on the Honours one, consists of research and the writing of a thesis. It takes at least two years to complete.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Thesis (History)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • A BAHons in History
  • A pass mark of 65% for the Honours degree

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • R21 948 

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

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


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