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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
History The Master of Arts in the field of History by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.
History The Master of Arts in the field of History by coursework and research report is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

Qualification: MA 

School: Social Sciences

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

Additional entry requirements may apply.

  • 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.
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre. 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, view academic application status, accept or decline an offer, apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • 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.

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