Faculty of Humanities

Humanities at Wits The Faculty is a leading centre of study and research in the Arts, Social Sciences, Human and Community Development, Education and Literature, Language and Media in South Africa and Africa.
Humanities at Wits The Faculty is a leading centre of study and research in the Arts, Social Sciences, Human and Community Development, Education and Literature, Language and Media in South Africa and Africa.
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Your BA Degree

The Faculty of Humanities has a modular system for BA degrees. This allows students some flexibility in choosing the courses for their degrees. Modules can either be a year, 6 months, or one quarter of a year (a teaching block) long. Each module that a student is credited with earns points towards the degree.

Faculty Services

The Faculty offers support to undergraduate and postgraduate students ranging from registration, examinations, fees, academic transcripts, progress reports, and general queries relating to your studies at Wits.

Programme Highlights

The Future in the Humanities Podcast

The series tackles critical questions on the role and future of the Humanities. Scholars in Africa and South America are displaying unprecedented confidence in challenging frameworks that used to be uncritically adopted from centres of knowledge in Europe or North America. The series addresses some of these innovations and contradictions, drawing in different voices within and outside the academic world.

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