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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Bachelor of Arts Honours The honours course provides foundation skills in designing and undertaking research. For most 3 year degrees, honours requires an additional year of study. Some of our 4-year degrees offer honours integrated as part of the course. An honours year normally consists of: coursework study, preparing research framework and methodology and presenting the research results in a research essay.
Bachelor of Arts Honours The honours course provides foundation skills in designing and undertaking research. For most 3 year degrees, honours requires an additional year of study. Some of our 4-year degrees offer honours integrated as part of the course. An honours year normally consists of: coursework study, preparing research framework and methodology and presenting the research results in a research essay.

Qualification: BA(Hons)

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1 - 2 years

School: Across all schools

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

Fields offered:

  • African Languages and Linguistics
  • African Literature
  • Applied Drama: Theatre in Education
  • Communities and Social Context
  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Culture Management
  • Anthropology
  • Creative Writing
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Film
  • Drama Therapy
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • Heritage Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Relations
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Labour Policy and Globalisation
  • Media Studies
  • Migration Studies
  • Music
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies
  • Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Publishing Studies
  • Sociology
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Development Sociology
  • Translation
  • Interpreting and Translation
  • Film and Television
  • French
  • General Sociology
  • Human Geography

Honours:

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent with 65% course mark aggregate in a third year major.
  • At least an upper second class pass in the final undergraduate course in the subject.

May apply.

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For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.