African Languages

The Master of Arts in African Languages is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.



Advanced Syntax

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical problems in the syntax of Bantu Languages.

Advanced Morphology

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical problems in the morphology of Bantu Languages.


The aim of the course is to isolate general and specific problems that arise from the linguistic, cultural, geographical and historical influences and the impact made by these factor on translated works on African Languages.

Entry Requirements

Masters by Dissertation:

  • A bachelors degree in Audiology with 65% course mark aggregate in the fourth year of study
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application


A relevant four-year undergraduate degree. 

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

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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.