Military History (Option A), Master | Stellenbosch University | Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Military History (Option A)

12 months
1768 EUR/year
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The Faculty of Military Science is based at Saldanha, on the West Coast of South Africa, where it is housed in the South African Military Academy. The institution offers education and training for members of the Department of Defence at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, such as the Military History (Option A) programme at the Stellenbosch University.


Key facts

The Military History (Option A) programme at the Stellenbosch University allows for two optional modes of study, both under the guidance of a supervisor.

Option A: The completion of a thesis with prescribed reading in preparation of a research proposal, as well as an oral examination and submission of an article for publication in an accredited journal, or the presentation of a paper at a subject conference or a graduate seminar.

An approved research topic with prescribed reading (20) is selected in consultation between the candidate and the supervisor. The prescribed reading must lead to a thesis (100) in which the candidate must exhibit the ability to do independent research on a military-related geographical problem.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You select a research theme in consultation with your supervisor, who also consults with the subject group. The research proposal should have a definite focus on the military history of South Africa or Africa and must be based on primary (i.e. archival) work.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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 BMilHons degree in Military History with a minimum final mark of 60% in each module or another applicable honours degree in which the candidate has duly performed

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1768 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1768 EUR per year during 12 months.


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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