12 months
6089 USD/year
2468 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Sociology from the University of the Western Cape is an established social science discipline.


Sociology from the 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 include:

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