12 months
6089 USD/year
2468 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At History from the University of the Western Cape, you'll study at one of the leading History departments in South Africa.


At History from the University of the Western Cape, you'll benefit from the forefront in teaching and research in visual, public and social history. The Department of History at University of the Western Cape is committed to developing new critical interpretations in the research and teaching of history.

Learning outcomes

The courses offered by the Department are designed to provide students with critical insights around the writing and re-writing of history and textual analysis. Our courses are directed at transformation in society particularly in the education, land and heritage sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Issues in History
  • Masters Mini-thesis
  • Visual History 
  • Advanced Issues in Museum and Heritage Studies 
  • History of Anthropology
  • Activism and Archives: Struggles in and over History
  • Master's Thesis

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

  • The study permit application form.
  • A valid passport.
  • An official letter from UWC stating that you have been accepted for the course and the duration of the course.
  • A police clearance certificate for every country you have lived in for more than a year since you were 18 (less than 6 months old).
  • A medical report
  • A repatriation fees
  • Accommodation details
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support you for the duration of your course

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6089 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    2468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2468 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Local R39,777 Per programme International: R97,437 Per programme

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 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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