Historical Studies, M.Sc. | University of Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa
24 months
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The Historical Studies programme is offered by University of Cape Town.

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The curriculum of the Historical Studies programme offered by University of Cape Town  will comprise one compulsory course, three elective courses, and a minor dissertation. Candidates will ordinarily complete the prescribed courses in the first year and will be expected to complete the dissertation or equivalent within the following year. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A History of Violence: Perspectives from the Global South 
  • Histories of Land and Labour Struggles in South Africa
  • Theory & Method in Histories of Medicine, Health & Healing 
  • Oral History: Method, Practice, and Theory
  • Writing and History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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192 alternative credits


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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

  • Students will require an overall average of at least 65% in an honours degree in Historical Studies, or in a related discipline. Acceptance will be on the recommendation of the departmental Postgraduate Committee, and at the discretion of the Head of Department. 

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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