Bachelor of Arts Honours

Gain knowledge of research design and implementation in your chosen field. An honours year usually consists of coursework and a research component.


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

Entry Requirements


  • 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.
  • Please check with relevant School.

University Application Process

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

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.