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2019 Postgraduate Programmes
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Postgraduate Programmes [Degrees & Diplomas] at the University of Johannesburg | 2019

                                        FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
                                  INDEX – POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
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HONOURS DEGREE PROGRAMMES                                                  MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES (MA)
Name of programme                                                          Name of programme
BAHons (African Languages) ____________________________          60        MA (African Languages) Coursework ______________________        68
BAHons (African Studies) _______________________________         60        MA (African Languages) Research Master’s _________________      68
BAHons (Afrikaans)____________________________________           61        MA (Afrikaans) Gedoseer ________________________________        68
BAHons (Anthropology)_________________________________           61        MA (Afrikaans) Verhandeling _____________________________       68
BAHons (Applied Linguistics) ____________________________        61        MA (Anthropology) Research Master’s _____________________       69
BAHons (Classical Culture)______________________________         61        MA (Applied Linguistics) Coursework _______________________     69
BAHons (Communication Theory) _________________________          62        MA (Applied Linguistics) Research Master’s__________________    69
BAHons (Development Studies) __________________________          62        MA (Biblical Studies) Research Master’s ____________________    69
BAHons (English) _____________________________________           63        MA (Clinical Psychology) Coursework ______________________      70
BAHons (Film and Television Studies) _____________________       63        MA (Clinical Social Work) Coursework ______________________     70
BAHons (French)______________________________________            63        MA (Communication Studies) Research Master’s _____________      70
BAHons (Greek) ______________________________________            63        MA (Community Development) Coursework _________________         71
BAHons (Historical Studies) _____________________________        64        MA (Corporate Communication) Research Master’s___________       71
BAHons (Industrial Sociology) ____________________________       64        MA (Counselling Psychology) Coursework___________________       71
BAHons (Journalism) ___________________________________          64        MA (Development Studies) Coursework_____________________        72
BAHons (Latin)________________________________________           65        MA (Development Studies) Research Master’s _______________      72
BAHons (Philosophy) __________________________________           65        MA (English) Coursework ________________________________        72
BAHons (Politics and International Relations) ________________   65        MA (English) Research Master’s __________________________       72
BAHons (Psychology) __________________________________           65        MA (Film and Television Studies) Coursework ________________    72
BAHons (Religion) _____________________________________          66        MA (Film and Television Studies) Research Master’s __________   72
BAHons (Sociology) ___________________________________           66        MA (French) Research Master’s___________________________        73
BAHons (Social Policy) (Community Development) ___________       66        MA (Greek) Coursework_________________________________          73
BAHons (Strategic Communication)_________________________        67        MA (Greek) Research Master’s ___________________________        73
BAHons (Urban Studies) ________________________________          67        MA (Historical Studies) Research Master’s __________________    73
BScHons (Psychology) _________________________________           67        MA (Industrial Sociology) Coursework ______________________     73

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MA (Industrial Sociology) Research Master’s ________________       74        DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMMES (PhD)
MA (Journalism) Coursework _____________________________           74        Name of programme
MA (Journalism) Research Master’s _______________________          74        PhD (African Languages) ________________________________      78
MA (Latin) Coursework __________________________________           74        PhD (Afrikaans) _______________________________________       78
MA (Latin) Research Master’s ____________________________          74        PhD (Anthropology) ____________________________________       78
MA (Marketing Communication) Research Master’s ___________         75        PhD (Applied Linguistics) ________________________________    78
MA (Philosophy) Research Master’s _______________________          75        PhD (Biblical Studies) ___________________________________    79
MA (Philosophy) Coursework _____________________________           75        PhD (Communication Studies) ____________________________      79
MA (Politics) Research Master’s __________________________         75        PhD (Development Studies) ______________________________      79
MA (Psychology) Research Master’s _______________________          76        PhD (English) _________________________________________       79
MA (Semitic Languages and Cultures) Coursework ___________         76        PhD (Film and Television Studies) _________________________   80
MA (Semitic Languages and Cultures) Research Master’s ______       76        PhD (French) _________________________________________        80
MA (Social Impact Assessment) Coursework ________________          76        PhD (Greek) __________________________________________        80
MA (Social Work) Research Master’s ______________________          76        PhD (History) _________________________________________       80
MA (Sociology) Coursework ______________________________           76        PhD (Industrial Sociology) _______________________________    80
MA (Sociology) Research Master’s ________________________          77        PhD (Journalism) ______________________________________       81
MA (Strategic Communication) Coursework _________________          77        PhD (Latin) ___________________________________________       81
MA (Urban Studies) Research Master’s _____________________         77        PhD (Philosophy) ______________________________________       81
MPhil (Social Policy and Development) Interdisciplinary ________   77        PhD (Politics) _________________________________________      81
                                                                             PhD (Psychology) ______________________________________       82
                                                                             PhD (Semitic Languages and Cultures) _____________________    82
                                                                             PhD (Strategic Communication) ___________________________     82
                                                                             PhD (Social Work) _____________________________________       82
                                                                             PhD (Sociology) _______________________________________       83
                                                                             PhD (Urban Studies) ___________________________________       83

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HONOURS DEGREES                                                                      Contact details: Name: Prof N Erlank
                                                                                     Tel: 011 559 2001 / Email: nerlank@uj.ac.za
Name of programme:
                                                                                     Brief description of programme: This is an interdisciplinary programme
BAHons (African Languages)
                                                                                     consisting of five modules of which two are compulsory. The three electives must
Admission requirements: Students who have obtained an undergraduate                  be chosen from three departments.
qualification with a final mark of at least 65% in Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa
                                                                                     Compulsory modules:
Lebowa/Sepedi) or Zulu (or isiZulu) as a major and who meet the general
                                                                                     Semester 1
University entrance requirements for the Honours programme may be
                                                                                     Paper 1: Methodology of African Studies
considered for the programme.
                                                                                     Paper 2: Research Essay (in the department in which the students holds a
Students who do not meet the requirement of one of the specified African             Bachelors degree)
languages as a major may in meritorious cases apply to the RPL committee to          In addition students choose one elective in the first semester and two in the
be admitted.                                                                         second semester.
Duration of programme:                                                               Elective modules:
Full-time: 1 year                                                                    • Capita Selecta from African Studies
Part-time: 1½ years                                                                  • Capita Selecta from Recent Theoretical Debates in Development Studies
Contact details: Name: Prof Z Mtumane                                                • Participation and Institutional Development
Tel: 011 559 2867 / Email: zmtumane@uj.ac.za                                         • Capita Selecta from Recent Theoretical Debates in Anthropology
Brief description of programme: The course consists of five modules.                 • An Ethnographic Study of an Area or a Social Situation
Module 1 (Research Essay), is compulsory. The student chooses four other             • Themes in the History of Africa
modules from the following possibilities:                                            • International Political Economy
• Literature: Literature of the Main Language, Poetry, Prose, Drama, Oral Art        • Area Studies (Politics)
• Linguistics: Grammer of the Main Language, Sociolinguistics, Phonology and         • Theory and Practice of Diplomacy
  Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, Translation Studies                              • Pan-African Thought and Leadership
                                                                                     • Contemporary Issues in Christianity
Name of programme:                                                                   • Islam and Gender
BAHons (African Studies)                                                             • Sociology of Work
Admission requirements: A Bachelors degree with major in any one of                  • Political Sociology
Anthropology, Development Studies, History, Politics or Sociology and a final        • Urban Sociology
mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline.                                   • Gender, Family and the Workplace

Duration of programme:
Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 1½ years

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Naam van die program:                                                                         If students choose the former, they may choose from courses such as ‘Youth,
BAHons (Afrikaans)                                                                            Identity and Language’, ‘Anthropology of the Body’, and ‘Nature and Society’.
                                                                                              Electives can be chosen from a wide variety of social science courses.
Toelatingsvereistes: Toelating tot die honneursprogram moet deur die
Departementshoof goedgekeur word.                                                             If Paleoanthropology is chosen, a structured programme of Paleoanthropology,
                                                                                              Anatomy, and Archaeology is on offer. A course in field research methods in
Tydsduur van die program: 1 jaar
                                                                                              Archaeology and Paleoanthropology is also compulsory in this stream.
Kontakbesonderhede:
                                                                                              In both streams, the research paper is based on independent fieldwork. Topics
Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za
                                                                                              are formulated during the methodology courses.
Kort beskrywing van die program: In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans
(Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek                     Name of programme:
deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan                BAHons (Applied Linguistics)
medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike
                                                                                              Admission requirements: A BA programme or equivalent qualification with
bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel.
                                                                                              Linguistics, at least one language or a relevant specialisation in Communication
Om die mens en die manier waarop die mens die wêreld verstaan, te ondersoek,                  at third-year level. Students specialising in Translation and Editing must
word die taal wat die mens gebruik om uitdrukking te gee aan hierdie wêreld, om               have passed (a) at least one further language at second-year level and (b) a
sin te gee aan sigself en aan die wêreld waarin hy/sy leef, bestudeer.                        departmental translation and editing test.
Die honneurskursus bied ‘n inleidende oorsig tot die Afrikaanse taal-                         Duration of programme: 1 year
en letterkunde en ‘n student behoort ‘n oorsig te hê oor Afrikaanse
                                                                                              Contact details:
literatuurgeskiedenis, maar ook ‘n agtergrond oor die deeglike ontleding van
                                                                                              Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za
spesifieke tekste. Die vaardighede om verder onafhanklik te kan navorsing doen,
word aangeleer.                                                                               Brief description of programme: The postgraduate programme in Applied
                                                                                              Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its
Name of programme:                                                                            disciplines, is aimed at the specialised education and training and research
BAHons (Anthropology)                                                                         needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors,
                                                                                              language planners, copywriters and language teachers. Translation and
Admission requirements: A Degree with a major in Anthropology and a final
                                                                                              interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive and textual processes that, among
course mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline.
                                                                                              other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation. Given the complexity of these
Duration of programme: 1 year                                                                 activities and hence the interdisciplinary nature of language practice, these
Contact details:                                                                              programmes offer a balance of theoretical, practical and experiential knowledge
Name: Prof David Moore / Tel: 011 559 2979/2859 / Email: dbmoore@uj.ac.za                     and skills.
Brief description of programme: Students must complete five courses in
                                                                                              Name of programme:
the Anthropology Studies Honours programme. One of these courses is an
independent research paper carried out under the supervision of an academic in                BAHons (Classical Culture)
the Department.                                                                               Admission requirements: Classical Culture 3A and 3B are strongly
The compulsory methodology course, of which a component is an introduction to                 recommended. In consultation with the Head of the Department, a BA Degree in
statistics, is offered in the first semester. With this course as a base, students may        a related discipline may also grant access to the Honours course.
choose to specialise in Social and/or Cultural Anthropology, or Paleoanthropology.

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Duration of programme:                                                                    evolved, the workings of new media and its impact on society. Communication
Full-time: 1 year                                                                         for Social Change investigates the developed-developing nature of South African
Part-time: 2 years                                                                        society as it is applied to various communication contexts. Communication,
Contact details:                                                                          Media and Society provides a theoretical backdrop against which these are
Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za                        studied, and Research Methodology prepares the student for their research
Brief description of programme: The course aims to supply a fairly detailed               component (research essay).
study of the contribution of our classical heritage to Western civilisation. Areas        Name of programme:
like Classical Art and Architecture, History, Philosophy, Poetry, Prose, Religion,
Rhetoric or Technology are covered. In studying these subjects, fascinating               BAHons (Development Studies)
themes like archetypes (e.g. the hero), master narratives, gendered language,             Admission requirements: A Degree with a major in Development Studies
strategies of communication, world view, and the history of ordinary people               and a final course mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline. Due to the
are covered. In this way students develop a critical understanding of their own           interdisciplinary nature of Development Studies applicants (for the honours
culture, as well as an appreciation of the wealth of knowledge we inherited from          Degree) from other social science degrees with Development studies content
the Greeks and Romans. All ancient texts are read in translation.                         are encouraged, and will be processed through the University’s Recognition of
                                                                                          Prior Learning committee.
Name of programme:
                                                                                          Duration of programme: 1 year
BAHons (Communication Theory)
                                                                                          Contact details:
Admission requirements: The admission requirements are specified by the                   Name: Prof David Moore / Tel: 011 559 2979/2859 / Email: dbmoore@uj.ac.za
general University entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the
                                                                                          Brief description of programme: Students must complete five courses in the
Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department.
                                                                                          Development Studies Honours programme: three are compulsory and two are
Duration of programme: 1 year                                                             electives. One of these courses is an independent research paper carried out
Contact details: Name: Dr Shanade Barnabas                                                under the supervision of an academic in the Department.
Tel: 011 559 4327 / Email: sbbarnabas@uj.ac.za                                            There are five courses in the Honours programme:
Brief description of programme: The purpose of this programme is to explore               The first course, offered in the first semester, is a compulsory theory course that
a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives               delves into the under girding of Development Studies by adopting an approach
that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and              based on what we call ‘historical political economy’. It combines classical social
experiences. Our curriculum develops an innovative participation studies                  theory and political economy with history and policy analysis, tackling the
approach that addresses the specific communicative, cultural and social                   academic and policy discourses that have evolved in this discipline in the last
contexts in which we operate. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible             fifty years within their global political and economic context.
programme, the BA Hons in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of
                                                                                          The second course is also compulsory and offered in the first semester. It
fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity
                                                                                          consists of two papers, namely Methodology and Statistics.
to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. This qualification
comprises five modules: Communication, Media and Society; Research                        The third compulsory course is an independent research paper completed in the
Methodology; Contemporary Issues in Communication; Communication for                      2nd semester, based on fieldwork confronting a problem or issue in Development
Social Change; and the Research Essay. Each module is designed to introduce               Studies. The topics for this course are developed in the methodology course.
the student to a range of pertinent concerns in contemporary society. The                 The other two courses can be taken from a wide variety of other Development
Contemporary Issues module studies the context within which new media has                 Studies courses – for example ‘Nature and Society’, offered jointly with

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Anthropology – and can include another social science offering related to                  Compulsory modules:
Development Studies at the Honours level.                                                  Semester 1 / Semester 2
                                                                                           Communication Theory
Name of programme:                                                                         Research Essay
BAHons (English)                                                                           Film and Television Studies
Admission requirements: Admission to the Honours programme must                            Applied Film and Television Studies
be approved by the Chairperson of the Department. (See also the General                    Elective modules:
Regulations of the University.)                                                            Communication Management and Persuasion
Duration of programme: 1 year                                                              Development Communication and Identity
                                                                                           New Media and Culture
Contact details: Name: Dr Sikhumbuzo Mngadi
Tel: 011 559 4631 / Email: smngadi@uj.ac.za                                                Name of programme:
Brief description of programme: This course comprises the study of literary                BAHons (French)
theory and the literature in English from Britain, America, the Indian subcontinent
                                                                                           Admission requirements: Students who wish to enrol for the Honours
and Africa. Periods covered range from the Middle Ages until the present day.
                                                                                           programme in French must have completed at least three years of French, one
Students may pursue individual interests in the course of writing a research
                                                                                           of which must be the equivalent of a third-year university Degree according to
essay. Optional modules in specialist topics such as life-writing, science fiction
                                                                                           the criteria applied by the Senate. The Chairperson of the Department of French
and text editing may also be available.
                                                                                           must be satisfied that the prospective student’s knowledge of French is sufficient
Name of programme:                                                                         to permit the successful completion of the Honours programme. Knowledge of
                                                                                           Latin is a recommendation.
BAHons (Film and Television Studies)
                                                                                           Duration of programme: 1 year
Admission requirements: If a student intends specialising in a specialist field
in which an undergraduate module was not offered, extended reading and/or an               Contact details:
oral examination will be required. Permission may be granted by the Head of the            Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za
Department to take an Honours module from another subject.                                 Brief description of programme: Our BA Honours in French promotes the
Duration of programme: 1 year                                                              in-depth study of Francophone and French Literature. We specialise in the study
                                                                                           of specific genres like autobiography and the experimental novel, and of specific
Contact details: Name: Dr Phyllis Dannhauser
                                                                                           periods, like the twentieth century French theatre. Students can also focus
Tel: 011 559 4112 / Email: phyllisd@uj.ac.za
                                                                                           on Translation studies or combine literature interests with translation (French/
Brief description of programme: Full-time students register for five modules.              English; English/French) interests.
Part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research
essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for                Name of programme:
Communication Theory and an elective module.
                                                                                           BAHons (Greek)
All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year.
                                                                                           Admission requirements: Greek 3A and 3B or Modern Greek 3A and 3B are
The Honours programme consists of five modules, of which four are compulsory               required for admission to this programme. A reading knowledge of German and/
and one is an elective module:                                                             or French is recommended.

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Duration of programme:                                                                         Themes in the History of Asia: This paper offers a selection of themes in the
Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years                                                         history of the great divergence between the Asian civilisations and the Western
Contact details:                                                                               civilisation, since the fifteenth century, and may cover all or any of the following
Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za                             regions: India, South East Asia, Japan and China.
Brief description of programme: In this course we work with the Greek                          Name of programme:
language, literature, artefacts, philosophy, history and religion. Not only do
                                                                                               BAHons (Industrial Sociology)
students develop their own analytical skills by participating in this course; they also
understand the ways in which we as human beings give meaning to our existence                  Admission requirements: Admission will be considered for a student who
through the use of symbols and complexes of symbols which come to us from                      completed Sociology or Industrial Sociology as a major (up to third year level), with
ancient times. All documents are read in the original language, supplying students             a minimum mark of 65% in the preceding BA Degree. If a student does not comply
with the ability to interpret inscriptions, texts and artefacts in a reasoned manner.          with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean
Students may focus their programme either on Classical Greek, or Modern Greek.                 of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.
                                                                                               Duration of programme: 1 year
Name of programme:
                                                                                               Contact details: Name: Prof Pragna Rugunanan
BAHons (Historical Studies)                                                                    Tel: 011 559 4020 / Email: prugunanan@uj.ac.za
Admission requirements: To gain entrance into this programme a student                         Brief description of programme: The modules in the BA Honours (Industrial
needs to have Historical Studies 3A and 3B, with an average mark of 65%.                       Sociology) programme offer students understanding of the changing nature of
Duration of programme: 1 year                                                                  global workplaces, industries, worker struggles and work dynamics. Considerable
                                                                                               emphasis is placed on guiding students to conduct independent quantitative
Contact details: Name: Prof Gerald Groenewald
                                                                                               research. The programme offers skills in theory, report writing and problem-
Tel: 011 559 2001 / Email: ggroenewald@uj.ac.za
                                                                                               solving. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies and have to
Brief description of programme:                                                                complete a 120-hour internship.
Research Essay: The research essay covers methodology, theory and the
application thereof in an actual research essay.                                               Name of programme:
Theory and Historiography: The examination paper covers theory and                             BAHons (Journalism)
philosophy of History as well as general and South African historiography                      Admission requirements: Students should have a 65% average for all
African History: Themes covering the historical development of Africa are presented.           undergraduate Communication subjects and/or the discretion of the Chairperson
                                                                                               of the Department is sought (see General Regulations).
Themes in the History of Asia: This paper offers a selection of themes in the
history of the great divergence between the Asian civilisations and the western                Duration of programme: 1 year
civilization, since the fifteenth century; India, South East Asia, Japan and China.            Contact details:
                                                                                               Name: Ms Elna Rossouw / Tel: 011 559 3434 / Email: erossouw@uj.ac.za
South African History: Themes in nineteenth century history before 1865:
British rule, debates on urban middle-class formation, Mfecane, Great Trek,                    Brief description of programme: Full-time students register for five modules.
Cape Lieralism, leaders in the interior, economic relations.                                   Part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research
                                                                                               essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for
Specialisation course: Independent study of a specialised theme under
                                                                                               Communication Theory and an elective module.
academic supervision.
                                                                                               Any two of the elective modules are not necessarily offered every year.

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The Honours programme consists of five modules, of which four are compulsory                    Name of programme:
and one is an elective module:                                                                  BAHons (Philosophy)
Compulsory modules:                                                                             Admission requirements: To be admitted to this programme, students must fulfil
Semester 1 / Semester 2                                                                         the Department’s admission requirements. These are as follows. You must have
Research Essay                                                                                  done Philosophy as a major subject for your first Degree. You must also have an
Journalism                                                                                      average mark of 65% for all the modules you have done in Philosophy 3.
Applied Journalism
                                                                                                Duration of programme: 1 year
Elective modules:
                                                                                                Contact details:
Communication, Media and Society
                                                                                                Name: Prof Catherine Botha / Tel: 011 559 3403 / Email: cbotha@uj.ac.za
Communication and Social Change
Contemporary Issues in Communication                                                            Brief description of programme: The honours curriculum consists of five
Film and Television Theory                                                                      compulsory modules. The first is the research module, a long essay of about
                                                                                                10,000 words, the topic of which is negotiated with a supervisor. The other
If a student intends specialising in a specialist field in which an undergraduate module
                                                                                                four modules are courses. Which courses are offered in a specific year
was not offered, extended reading and/or an oral examination will be required.
                                                                                                will be determined by the department and will be based on, amongst other
Permission may be granted by the Head of the Department to take an honours                      considerations, the availability of academic staff with the requisite expertise in a
module from another major.                                                                      field, and the interests of students.
Name of programme:                                                                              Name of programme:
BAHons (Latin)                                                                                  BAHons (Politics and International Relations)
Admission requirements: Latin 3A and 3B are required for admission to this
                                                                                                Admission requirements: Students need a 65% pass rate at third-year level.
programme. A reading knowledge of German and/or French is recommended.
                                                                                                Duration of programme: 1 year
Duration of programme:
Full-time: 1 year                                                                               Contact details:
Part-time: 2 years                                                                              Name: Dr Costa Georghiou / Tel: 011 559 4552 / Email: costag@uj.ac.za

Contact details:                                                                                Brief description of programme: BA Honours Politics, with a compulsory
Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za                              module in Research Methodology and mini research report, with choices ranging
                                                                                                from South African Politics; Gender; Area Studies; Contemporary Issues in
Brief description of programme: In this course we work with the Latin language,
                                                                                                International Relations; International Organisations; Political Risk Analysis;
literature, artefacts, philosophy, history and religion. Not only do students develop
                                                                                                Theories and Concepts in Politics and International Relations; Peace and
their own analytical skills by participating in this course; they also understand the
                                                                                                Security; South African Politics and African Political Economy.
ways in which we as human beings give meaning to our existence through the use
of symbols and complexes of symbols which come to us from ancient times. All                    Name of programme:
documents are read in the original language, supplying students with the ability to
                                                                                                BAHons (Psychology)
interpret inscriptions, texts and artefacts in a reasoned manner. An appreciation of
the influence of Latin on modern English is also developed.                                     Admission requirements: The Department each year determines the closing
                                                                                                dates for application to be selected for enrollment into the programme and the
                                                                                                date on which the final list of selected Honours candidates is to be announced.

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Application forms and other relevant information are obtainable from the                         Shari’ah and Constitutional Democracies; Critical Issues in Contemporary Islam
University’s website. Only online applications for selection into the Honours                    African Indigenous Religions: African Spirituality; Indigenous Religions and
degree will be considered.                                                                       Ecology; The Influence of Modernization on African Indigenous Religion; African
Duration of programme: 1 year                                                                    Indigenous Religion and other Indigenous Religions of the World.
Contact details:                                                                                 Hebrew – Aramaic and Judaica Related Themes: Biblical Texts; Mishnah and
Name: Dr P Basson / Tel: 011 559 3675 / Email: pbasson@uj.ac.za                                  Talmud; Targums and Interpretative Texts; Judaism and Contemporary Issues.
Brief description of programme: The Honours in Psychology programme
                                                                                                 Name of programme:
is offered on a full-time basis only. The students are required to complete
six modules within a one year period. The research component is the only                         BAHons (Sociology)
compulsory module and runs for the full year, as such this module counts as                      Admission requirements: Admission will be considered for a student who
two modules. The students are required to select four other modules out of the                   completed Sociology or Industrial Sociology as a major (up to third-year level) with
following list: Neuropsychology; Personality Psychology; Social Psychology;                      a minimum of 65% in the preceding BA Degree. If a student does not comply with
Abnormal Psychology; Therapeutic Psychology; Psychological Assessment;                           the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the
Critical Developmental Psychology and Health Psychology. Each of these                           Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.
modules is presented by an expert in the field and classes are interactional and                 Duration of programme: 1 year
dynamic. The students are also given the opportunity to complete a research                      Contact details: Name: Prof Pragna Rugunanan
project with the aim being to prepare them for further studies. The students are                 Tel: 011 559 4020 / Email: prugunanan@uj.ac.za
assessed via tests, assignments and exams.                                                       Brief description of programme:The modules in the BA Honours (Sociology)
                                                                                                 programme offer students understanding of contemporary societal debates and
Name of programme:
                                                                                                 concerns. Students explore social identities and societal structures, global and
BAHons (Religion)                                                                                local linkages, as well as social change and strategies for social intervention.
Admission requirements: Religion 3 or an equivalent qualification in any of the                  Considerable emphasis is placed on guiding students to conduct independent
areas of specialisation listed below is a prerequisite.                                          quantitative research. The programme offers skills in theory, report writing and
                                                                                                 problem-solving. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies and have to
Duration of programme: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
                                                                                                 complete a 120-hour internship.
Contact details:
Name: Ms Charlene Louw / Tel: 011 559 3259 / Email: clouw@uj.ac.za                               Name of programme:
Brief description of programme:                                                                  BAHons (Social Policy) (Community Development)
The Honours programme may be taken with a specific focus in the following                        Admission requirements: A bachelor’s degree in community development
areas of specialisation or in combination:                                                       or a related major (e.g. development studies, education, public health, public
Critical Issues in the Study of Religion: The Divine in Religions; Religions and Science;        management, sociology, psychology) and an average third-year mark of at
Method and Theory in the Study of Religion; Liberation Theologies in Religions.                  least 65%.
Christianity: The Context of Early Christianity; The Bible as Literature; The                    Duration of programme: 1 year full time
Christian Tradition; Christianity and Contemporary Issues.                                       Contact details: Ms Kefilwe Ditlhake /
Islam and Arabic: Studies in Hadith; Islam and Gender; Islamic Spiritual                         Tel: 011 559 5225 / Email: kditlhake@uj.ac.za
Traditions; Selected Arabic Texts (Tafsir); The Qur’an and its Major Themes; The

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Brief description of programme: This degree is focused on the theory and                   Name of programme:
practice of community development. The degree is called ‘social policy’ (for an            BAHons (Urban Studies)
administrative reason) but the content is entirely on community development. It
                                                                                           Admission requirements: Admission will be considered for a student who
involves five theory modules on community development (including models of
                                                                                           completed one of the following major subjects with a minimum of 65%: Sociology,
and approaches to community development, ethics and project management),
                                                                                           Industrial Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Development
three modules on research (with a focus on community-based action research)
                                                                                           Studies, Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Politics, Public Governance and Social
and a whole-year module of internship (requiring you to work in a supervised,
                                                                                           Work as a major (up to third-year level) in the preceeding BA Degree. If a student
approved placement for three days a week). This degree articulates closely
                                                                                           does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be
with the BA Community Development and Leadership, and together they will
                                                                                           granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of
lead towards registration as a community development practitioner, when
                                                                                           the Department.
community development is professionalised with the SA Council for Social
Service Practitioners.                                                                     Duration of programme: 1 year
                                                                                           Contact details: Name: Prof Pragna Rugunanan
Name of programme:                                                                         Tel: 011 559 4020 / Email: prugunanan@uj.ac.za
BAHons (Strategic Communication)                                                           Brief description of programme: The BA Honours (Urban Studies) programme
Admission requirements: If a student intends specialising in a specialist field in         introduces students to critical perspectives on urbanisation and city development.
which an undergraduate programme was not offered, extended reading and/or                  Students become familiar with debates on the politics of cities and institutions,
an oral examination will be required.                                                      informality, consumption, and ways in which people participate in and reshape city
Permission may be granted by the Head of the Department to take an Honours                 life. Considerable emphasis is placed on guiding students to conduct independent
module from another subject.                                                               quantitative research. The programme offers skills in theory, report writing and
                                                                                           problem-solving. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies and have to
Duration of programme: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
                                                                                           complete a 120-hour internship.
Contact details: Name: Strategic Communication Admin
Tel: 011 559 3613 / Email: stratcommadmin@uj.ac.za                                         Name of programme:
Brief description of programme: Strategic Communication Honours                            BScHons (Psychology)
facilitates both theoretical and applied competence in strategic communication.            Admission requirements: The Department each year determines the closing
Specialised knowledge of strategic communication theory facilitates the ability            dates for application to be selected for enrollment into the programme and the
to critically review, consolidate and extend strategic communication theory                date on which the final list of selected Honours candidates is to be announced.
to create appropriate responses and to resolve abstract contextual strategic               Application forms and other relevant information are obtainable from the
communication problems. The development of practical skill sets through                    University’s website. Only online applications for selection into the Honours
experiential learning in the form of internships and portfolio based training              degree will be considered.
facilitate the acquisition of applied and reflexive competence which promote
                                                                                           Duration of programme: 1 year
the ability to transfer and apply strategic communication skills sets in a range of
                                                                                           Contact details:
communication contexts. This programme is also instils the moral and ethical
                                                                                           Name: Dr P Basson / Tel: 011 559 3675 / Email: pbasson@uj.ac.za
sensitivity required for responsible practice of strategic communications.
                                                                                           Brief description. of programme: The Honours in Psychology programme
                                                                                           is offered on a full-time basis only. The students are required to complete
                                                                                           six modules within a one year period. The research component is the only

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compulsory module and runs for the full year, as such this module counts as             Naam van die program:
two modules. The students are required to select four other modules out of the          MA (Afrikaans) Gedoseer
following list: Neuropsychology; Personality Psychology; Social Psychology;
                                                                                        Toelatingsvereistes: Toelating tot die Magistergraad moet deur die
Abnormal Psychology; Therapeutic Psychology; Psychological Assessment;
                                                                                        Departementshoof goedgekeur word.
Critical Developmental Psychology and Health Psychology. Each of these
modules is presented by an expert in the field and classes are interactional and        Tydsduur van die program: 2 jaar
dynamic. The students are also given the opportunity to complete a research             Kontakbesonderhede:
project with the aim of preparing them for further studies. The students are            Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za
assessed via tests, assignments and exams.                                              Kort beskrywing van die program: In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans
MASTER’S DEGREES (MA)                                                                   (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek
                                                                                        deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan
Name of programme:
                                                                                        medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike
MA (African Languages) Coursework Master’s                                              bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel.
Admission requirements: Students who have obtained a BA Honours with                    Om die mens en die manier waarop die mens die wêreld verstaan, te ondersoek,
a mark of at least 65% (but preferably higher) in Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa            word die taal wat die mens gebruik om uitdrukking te gee aan hierdie wêreld, om
Lebowa/Sepedi) or isiZulu may register.                                                 sin te gee aan sigself en aan die wêreld waarin hy/sy leef, bestudeer.
Duration of programme: 2 years                                                          Die meestersgraad behels ‘n skripsie, onder leiding van een van die dosente
Contact details: Name: Prof Z Mtumane                                                   in die Departement, oor ‘n tema waarop ooreengekom word. Temas kan uit die
Tel: 011 559 2867 / Email: zmtumane@uj.ac.za                                            taal- of letterkunde gekies word.
Brief description of programme: A Coursework MA typically comprises two                 Naam van die program:
course work modules (one offered in the first semester and one in the second
semester) and a minor dissertation.
                                                                                        MA (Afrikaans) Verhandeling
                                                                                        Toelatingsvereistes: Toelating tot die Magistergraad moet deur die
Name of programme:                                                                      Departementshoof goedgekeur word.
MA (African Languages) Research Master’s                                                Tydsduur van die program: 2 jaar
Admission requirements: Students who have obtained a BA Honours with                    Kontakbesonderhede:
a mark of at least 65% (but preferably higher) in Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa            Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za
Lebowa/ Sepedi) or isiZulu may register.                                                Kort beskrywing van die program: In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans
Duration of programme: 2 years                                                          (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek
Contact details: Name: Prof Z Mtumane                                                   deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan
Tel: 011 559 2867 / Email: zmtumane@uj.ac.za                                            medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike
                                                                                        bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel.
Brief description of programme: A student writes a dissertation on a topic in
linguistics or literature giving evidence of the ability to conduct research.           Om die mens en die manier waarop die mens die wêreld verstaan, te ondersoek,
                                                                                        word die taal wat die mens gebruik om uitdrukking te gee aan hierdie wêreld, om
                                                                                        sin te gee aan sigself en aan die wêreld waarin hy/sy leef, bestudeer.
                                                                                        Die meestersgraad behels ‘n skripsie, onder leiding van een van die dosente

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in die Departement, oor ‘n tema waarop ooreengekom word. Temas kan uit die              Name of programme:
taal- of letterkunde gekies word.                                                       MA (Applied Linguistics) Research Master’s
Name of programme:                                                                      Admission requirements: A BA Honours Degree in Applied Linguistics and/or
                                                                                        Literary Theory or an equivalent qualification.
MA (Anthropology) Research Master’s
                                                                                        Duration of programme: 2 years
Admission requirements: An Honours Degree in Anthropology and a final
course mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline.                               Contact details:
                                                                                        Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za
Duration of programme: 2 years
                                                                                        Brief description of programme: The postgraduate programme in Applied
Contact details:
                                                                                        Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its
Name: Prof David Moore / Tel: 011 559 2979/2859 / Email: dbmoore@uj.ac.za
                                                                                        disciplines, is aimed at the specialised education and training and research
Brief description of programme: The programme offers an MA via research                 needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors,
leading to a dissertation of around 120 pages. The dissertation is prepared             language planners, copywriters, literary reviewers and language teachers.
for examining under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in your                 Translation and interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive and textual
choice of topic.                                                                        processes that, among other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation. Given
                                                                                        the complexity of these activities and hence the interdisciplinary nature of
Name of programme:
                                                                                        language practice, these programmes offer a balance of theoretical, practical
MA (Applied Linguistics) Coursework                                                     and experiential knowledge and skills.
Admission requirements: A BA Honours Degree in Applied Linguistics and/or
Literary Theory or an equivalent qualification.                                         Name of programme:
Duration of programme: 2 years                                                          MA (Biblical Studies) Research Master’s
Contact details:                                                                        Admission requirements: Biblical Studies Honours or an equivalent
Naam: Prof M Pienaar / Tel: 011 559 2694 / Epos: mpienaar@uj.ac.za                      qualification is a prerequisite as well as the general university entrance
                                                                                        requirements for the Master’s programme. Greek or Hebrew up to second-year
Brief description of programme: The postgraduate programme in Applied
                                                                                        level may be required depending on the field of study and research.
Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its
disciplines, is aimed at the specialised education and training and research            Duration of programme: 2 years part-time / 1 year full-time
needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors,        Contact details:
language planners, copywriters, literary reviewers and language teachers.               Name: Prof L Nortjé-Meyer / Tel: 011 559 2733 / Email: lillynm@uj.ac.za
Translation and interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive and textual              Brief description of programme: This area encompasses a research
processes that, among other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation. Given         dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT)
the complexity of these activities and hence the interdisciplinary nature of            or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programme is
language practice, these programmes offer a balance of theoretical, practical           by nature an advanced study in either the OT or NT building on the knowledge
and experiential knowledge and skills.                                                  within the fields already obtained on Honours level. The programme is a
                                                                                        dissertation written on a theme from the Old or New Testament.

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Name of programme:                                                                      Contact details: Name: Prof A van Breda
MA (Clinical Psychology) Coursework                                                     Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email: socialwork@uj.ac.za
Admission requirements: Students should be in possession of an Honours                  Brief description of programme: This coursework Master’s Degree assists
Degree or an equivalent degree in Psychology. A minimum mark of 65%                     qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of
is required. Students are admitted to the programme after they have been                clinical social work practice. You will acquire these through seven modules,
evaluated as suitable candidates by the Department through a selection                  e.g.: Contemporary Theories; Complex Behaviour and Environmental Change;
process, which takes place in August. The number of students allowed into               Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation; Mental Health; and the Development
the programme is determined by the availability of staff, the availability of           of the Therapeutic Self. In addition you will apply this knowledge during a one-
internships and market demands. The closing date for applications and the               year internship programme, focused on micro and messo interventions. In your
dates for selection are determined annually by the Department. Application              second year, you undertake a research project to demonstrate your research
forms and information are                                                               competence. This qualification empowers students to work as private or
obtainable online.                                                                      specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts.
Duration of programme: 1 year                                                           Name of programme:
Contact details:                                                                        MA (Communication Studies) Research Master’s
Name: Dr Wilmien Human / Tel: 011 559 3863 / Email: wilmienh@uj.ac.za
                                                                                        Admission requirements: The admission requirements are specified by the
Brief description of programme: The MA (Clinical Psychology) programme                  general university entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the
leads to registration as Clinical Psychologist with the Professional Board of           Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department.
Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This full-
                                                                                        The closing date for registration for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year
time programme encompasses the broad spectrum of Clinical Psychology. The
                                                                                        for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.
programme consists of a research component (completion of a minor dissertation)
as well as attending workshops, contact sessions and practical work.                    Duration of programme: 2 years

After successful completion of the Degree, students apply for an internship             Contact details: Name: Prof Nyasha Mboti
in Clinical Psychology. In accordance with regulations by the Department of             Tel: 011 559 4327 / Email: nmboti@uj.ac.za
Health, students also have to complete one year of Community Service after              Brief description of programme: The purpose of this programme is to explore
completion of the internship. Closing date for applications for MA Clinical             a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives
students is 13 July 2018                                                                that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and
                                                                                        experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the
Name of programme:                                                                      MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in
MA (Clinical Social Work) Coursework                                                    the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their
Admission requirements: Also see the relevant General Regulations. An                   complementarity and interconnectedness. This qualification allows students to
entrance examination is required. A student is admitted to the Master’s studies         identify, explore and research a relevant and pertinent topic, and produce a written
after completion of a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a three-year        research dissertation, under the constructive supervision of a senior researcher in
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and an Honours Degree in Social Work. A                the department. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted
fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required.                         by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s).
Duration of programme: 2 years

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Name of programme:                                                                      Name of programme:
MA (Community Development) Coursework                                                   MA (Counselling Psychology) Coursework
Admission requirements: An entrance examination might be required. A                    Admission requirements: Students should be in possession of an Honours
four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or a three-year Degree in Social            Degree or an equivalent Degree in Psychology. A minimum mark of 65%
Work together with an Honours Degree in Social Work, or another honours                 is required. Students are admitted to the programme after they have been
degree relevant to community development considered by the chairperson of the           evaluated as suitable candidates by the department through a selection process.
department to be appropriate is required. A fourth year (honours) average mark          The number of students allowed into the programme is determined by the
of at least 65% is required.                                                            availability of staff, the availability of internships and market demands. The
Duration of the programme: The duration of the part-time programme is at                closing date for applications and the dates for selection are determined annually
least four semesters (two academic years).                                              by the department. Application forms and information are obtainable online.
Contact details: Name: Prof A van Breda                                                 Duration of programme: 1 year
Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email: socialwork@uj.ac.za                                          Contact details:
Brief description of programme: The aim of this qualification is to develop             Name: Dr Wilmien Human / Tel: 011 559 3863 / Email: wilmienh@uj.ac.za
advanced competencies in the facilitation of processes, techniques and                  Brief description of programme: The MA (Counselling Psychology)
principles of sustainable community programmes and projects based of people-            programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the
centred, participatory theoretical approaches, to address inequality, poverty           Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South
and injustices in a global and African context. Further students will be able to        Africa (HPCSA). This full-time programme encompasses the broad spectrum
facilitate the establishment and management of community based organisations            of Counselling Psychology. The programme consists of a research component
within the context of community economic development integrating social and             (completion of a minor dissertation) as well as attending workshops, contact
community development.                                                                  sessions and practical work.
                                                                                        After successful completion of the Degree, students apply for an internship in
Name of programme:
                                                                                        Counselling Psychology. Closing date for applications is 13 July 2018.
MA (Corporate Communication) Research Master’s
Admission requirements: An Honours Degree in Communication is required,                 Name of programme:
with a minimum average of 65%. The closing date for applications for this               MA (Development Studies) Coursework
Degree is 31 October of the preceding year.                                             Admission requirements: An Honours Degree in Development Studies
Duration of programme: Full-time / Part-time                                            and a final course mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline. Due to
(1 year minimum / 3 years maximum.                                                      the interdisciplinary nature of Development Studies, applicants (for the MA)
Contact details: Name: Strategic Communication Admin                                    from other Social Science Degrees with Development Studies content are
Tel: 011 559 3631 / Email: stratcommadmin@uj.ac.za                                      encouraged, and will be processed through the University’s Recognition of Prior
                                                                                        Learning committee.
Brief description of programme: A dissertation on a theme from the field of
corporate communication providing evidence of the critical sense and research           Duration of programme: 2 years
capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for        Contact details:
publication is also required                                                            Name: Prof David Moore / Tel: 011 559 2979/2859 / Email: dbmoore@uj.ac.za
                                                                                        Brief description of programme: An advanced study programme by
                                                                                        coursework, plus a minor dissertation are required.

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Semester 1                                                                                  literary Studies and Post Colonialism; Renaissance and Romantic Studies; and
Module 1: Critical Development Theories                                                     Contemporary Fiction.
Module 2: Social Policy
Module 3: Advanced Research Methodology                                                     Name of programme:

Semester 2                                                                                  MA (Film and Television Studies) Coursework
Module 4: Development Management                                                            Admission requirements: An Honours in Film and Television or a related field
Module 5: Minor Dissertation                                                                is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard
Modules 1 to 4 contribute 50% to the final mark and Module 5 contributes 50%.               to the duration of the Master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The
                                                                                            closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year
Name of programme:                                                                          for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.
MA (Development Studies) Research Master’s                                                  Duration of programme: 2 years
Admission requirements: An Honours Degree in Development Studies                            Contact details: Name: Ms Phyllis Dannhauser
and a final course mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline. Due to                Tel: 011 559 2963 / Email: phyllisd@uj.ac.za
the interdisciplinary nature of Development Studies, applicants (for the MA)                Brief description of programme: A dissertation on a theme from Film and
from other Social Science Degrees with Development Studies content are                      Television Studies that gives evidence of the candidate’s critical sense and
encouraged, and will be processed through the University’s Recognition of Prior             research capability is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is
Learning Committee.                                                                         also required.
Duration of programme: 2 years
                                                                                            Name of programme:
Contact details:
Name: Prof David Moore / Tel: 011 559 2979/2859 / Email: dbmoore@uj.ac.za                   MA (Film and Television Studies) Research Master’s
Brief description of programme: The programme offers an MA via research                     Admission requirements: An Honours in Communication is required, with a
leading to a dissertation of around 120 pages. The dissertation is prepared for             minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration
examining under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in your choice of topic.        of the Master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date
                                                                                            for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first
Name of programme:                                                                          semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.
MA (English) Research Master’s                                                              Duration of programme: 2 years
Admission requirements: Admission to the Master’s Degree must be approved                   Contact details: Name: Ms Phyllis Dannhauser
by the Chairperson of the Department.                                                       Tel: 011 559 2963 / Email: phyllisd@uj.ac.za
Duration of programme: 2 years                                                              Brief description of programme: A dissertation on a theme from Film and
Contact details: Name: Dr Sikhumbuzo Mngadi                                                 Television Studies that gives evidence of the candidate’s critical sense and
Tel: 011 559 4631 / Email: smngadi@uj.ac.za                                                 research capability is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is
                                                                                            also required.
Brief description of programme: Students accepted for this course are
required to research, write and present a full dissertation (approx 120 pages),
under the guidance of a supervisor. The Department is able to supervise topics
in most areas under the general ambit of English studies, including South African

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