Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand is one of the leading centres of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and research in South Africa and Africa.


The Faculty of Humanities includes 5 schools – Human And Community Development, Literature and Language Studies, Social Sciences, Wits School of Arts and Wits School of Education.

Academic Programmes

The Faculty offers an extensive range of programmes, some of which are vocationally oriented and lead to careers in specific professions, while others are theory and research oriented and impart critical analytical skills that open up to a range of careers in academia and research institutes, the public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations alike.

Undergraduate services

The Faculty of Humanities offers a range of services to students registered in the Faculty. Services range from the ordering of academic transcripts, amendments, updating of contact details, loss of student cards, special concessions and progress reports.

Postgraduate services

The Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Office assists with all enquiries relating to registrations, amendments, proposal submissions, research report submissions, extensions, special concessions and fees reversals, as well as all other postgraduate related queries.



Research at the Faculty of Humanities is led by academics who enjoy an international reputation as some of the world’s foremost research active and productive scholars. Research also takes place within the various centres and institutes within the Faculty.

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Research Partnerships

Wiser Centre for Indian Studies
Marang Centre
Link Centre
Public Affairs Research Institute