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Public Sociology and Anthropology

Stellenbosch University

12 months
1276 EUR/year
1276 EUR/year
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Stellenbosch University's Public Sociology and Anthropology programme focusses on the acquisition and broadening of knowledge in a specific area of Sociology or Social Anthropology. It also aims to develop your ability to think critically about social issues related to transformation in (South) Africa and to critically apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills to societal problems.


Key facts

Stellenbosch University's Public Sociology and Anthropology programme consists of four modules: You willreceive a solid grounding in Social Theory and take a module in Research Design and Ethics which providesthe foundation for a thesis. You will also take a module in Critical Transformation Studies where you select a topic which is most closely aligned to your thesis. You choose between the elective of Public Sociology (Thesis) and Public Anthropology (Thesis). An internship programme of a minimum of five weeks is linked to your thesis. You work on your thesis from the start with your supervisor, and this runs concurrently with the modules which are structured to support the development of your research proposal, research and the writing of your thesis. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Theory
  • Research Design and Ethics
  • Critical Transformation Studies
  • Thesis (Public Sociology)
  • Thesis (Public Anthropology)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours degree in Sociology or Social Anthropology or an equivalent qualification on NQF level 8 that Senate considers as sufficient for admission to the programme. 
  • An average final mark of at least 65%, with demonstrated academic ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1276 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 EUR per year during 12 months.

R21 948

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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