University of the Western Cape

M.A. On Campus
12 months
5734 USD/year
2177 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Anthropology and Sociology from 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.


Sociology from University of the Western Cape 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.

Program highlights

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 Anthropology/Sociology 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advance Sociological Theory 
  • Advanced Methods and Philosophy of Social Science
  • Advanced Sociology of Technology
  • Health and Medical Sociology 

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