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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Archaeology The aim of the MA degree is to offer advanced professional training at the postgraduate level in the field of African archaeology of all periods and to promote inter-disciplinary exchange between various arts and science disciplines.
Archaeology The aim of the MA degree is to offer advanced professional training at the postgraduate level in the field of African archaeology of all periods and to promote inter-disciplinary exchange between various arts and science disciplines.

Qualification: MA 

School: Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1 -2 years

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

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.

Masters by Coursework and Research Report:

  • A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.

Masters by Dissertation:

  • A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.

Doctorate:

  • A masters degree from Wits or another university with a 70% total mark aggregate.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.
Additional Entry Requirements

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  • 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.
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