University of the Western Cape

M.A. On Campus
12 months
5734 USD/year
2177 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Anthropolgy and Sociology at University of the Western Cape are established social science disciplines. Both are immensely challenging and exciting and generally aim to understand culture and how societies work. 


They investigate the cultures and structures of different societies throughout the world and throughout history analyzing their various patterns such as cultural patterns, kinship, marriage, economy, social class, gender and race.

They observe the everyday experiences of people in groups and collectivities - ethnic, professionals, workers, gangs, families and seek to explain them. They also raise critical philosophical issues about how a society can be studied. A course in Anthropolgy at  University of the Western Cape thus equips one to think systematically, critically and in a disciplined and informed fashion. The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at UWC has this as its chief aim and both the under-graduate and post-graduate courses have been designed accordingly.


Anthropology & Sociology provide a sound basis for careers in education, social research, community development, public administration, conflict resolution, heritage management, social services, and a range of other fields where a knowledge of how society works is an important factor.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anthropological Theory 
  • Advanced Methods and Philosophy of Social Science 
  • Health and Medical Anthropology 
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Selected Themes Anthropology Advanced
  • Biological Anthropology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You need to submit your final school results to Higher Education South Africa (HESA)  for an evaluation.
  • We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by HESA stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.
  • Certified copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5734 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2177 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2177 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Students - R36,460
  • International Students - R96,020


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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University of the Western Cape