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Bachelor of Arts Honours [Ba(Hons)]

BA (Hons) in Ancient Languages and Culture Studies (Code: 01240255)

Programme manager: 

Prof GTM Prinsloo, HB 22-23, Tel: 012 420 2683, email: [email protected]

Admission requirements: 

A national first degree (BA degree) with a minimum of 360 credits.

Additional requirements: 

  1. Students registered for a four-year degree, may, in their final year of study, be admitted provided that they obtained the equivalent of 360 credits of which at least 120 credits should be at third-year level. In this instance, the BAHons in Ancient Languages and Culture Studies will be conferred only after all requirements for the four-year degree have been met.
  2. UP graduates: A minimum of 94 credits in any one of the areas of specialisation offered in the Department of Ancient Languages, of which at least 30 credits should be at third-year level.
  3. Graduates from other universities: May be required to pass an admissions examination in their chosen area of specialisation to the satisfaction of the head of department before they will be allowed to register for the programme.
  4. An average of at least 60% at third-year level in one of the undermentioned major disciplines. Students who obtained a BA or equivalent qualification but who have not majored in any of the languages mentioned below will only be allowed to specialise in Ancient Culture Studies. If deemed necessary, the head of department may also require of such students to acquire a working knowledge of one or more of the relevant languages.

The areas of specialisation include:

i) Ancient Culture Studies

ii) Biblical Languages

iii) Classical Languages

iv) Greek

v) Latin

vi) Semitic Languages

Minimum credits required: [120] 

Research: [30]

Core modules: [90]

Curriculum Credits 

Research

AKG 724 Research report: Ancient culture studies [30]

Core modules

AKG 723 Research methodology: Ancient [10]

culture studies

AKG 725 Ancient culture studies [20]

AKG 726 Ancient culture studies [20]

AKG 727 Ancient culture studies [20]

AKG 728 Ancient culture studies [20]

 

Master of Arts [MA]

 

MA in Ancient Languages and Culture Studies (Code: 01250244)

Programme manager: 

Prof GTM Prinsloo, HB 22-23; Tel: 012 420 2683; email: [email protected]

Admission requirements: 

• An appropriate honours degree from UP; or

• An appropriate equivalent qualification accredited by the Council on Higher Education –

in which case students may be required to pass an exam in their chosen area of specialisation to the satisfaction of the head of department before they can register for the programme.

Additional requirements: 

• An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans.

• A research proposal must be handed in for approval before the end of the first year of study.

Depending upon their interest and area of specialisation, students may choose one of the following options: 

Option 1: Ancient Culture Studies: AKG 890 Dissertation: Ancient culture studies

Option 2: Biblical Languages: AKG 891 Dissertation: Biblical languages

Option 3: Classical Languages: AKG 892 Dissertation: Classical languages

Option 4: Greek: GRK 890 Dissertation: Greek

Option 5: Latin: LAT 890 Dissertation: Latin

Option 6: Semitic Languages: AKG 893 Dissertation: Semitic languages

 

Doctorate Degrees

The Department of Ancient Languages offer the following PhD and DLitt courses:

·      PhD in History of Ancient Culture (Code: 01264621)

Programme manager:

Prof GTM Prinsloo, HB 22-23, Tel: 012 420 2683, email: [email protected]

Admission requirements:

• A minimum of 65% for the dissertation in the related master’s degree programme articulating with the specific doctoral degree programme.

• Selection takes place before admission.

Additional requirements:

• Prospective students could be required to submit an admissions essay or sit for an examination or do additional modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.

• An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is a requisite.

• An approved research proposal is required.

AKG 990 Thesis: History of ancient culture [480]

AKG 970 Examination: History of ancient culture

 

·      DLitt in Greek (Code: 01260241)

Programme manager:

Prof HF Stander, HB 22-16; Tel: 012 420 2691; email: [email protected]

Admission requirements:

• A minimum of 65% for the dissertation in the related master’s degree programme articulating with the specific doctoral degree programme.

• Selection takes place before admission.

Additional requirements:

• Prospective students could be required to submit an admissions essay or sit for an examination or do additional modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.

• An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is a requisite.

• An approved research proposal is required.

GRK 990 Thesis: Greek [480]

GRK 900 Examination: Greek

 

·      DLitt in Latin (Code: 01260281)

Programme manager:

Dr JPK Kritzinger, HB 22-26; Tel: 012 420 2280; email: [email protected]

Admission requirements:

• A minimum of 65% for the dissertation in the related master’s degree programme articulating with the specific doctoral degree programme.

• Selection takes place before admission.

Additional requirements:

• Prospective students could be required to submit an admissions essay or sit for an examination or do additional modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.

• An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is a requisite.

• An approved research proposal is required.

LAT 990 Thesis: Latin [480]

LAT 900 Examination: Latin

 

·      DLitt in Semitic Languages (Code: 01260301)

Programme manager:

Prof GTM Prinsloo, HB 22-23, Tel: 012 420 2683, email: [email protected]

Admission requirements:

• A minimum of 65% for the dissertation in the related master’s degree programme articulating with the specific doctoral degree programme.

• Selection takes place before admission.

Additional requirements:

• Prospective students could be required to submit an admissions essay or sit for an examination or do additional modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.

• An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is a requisite.

• An approved research proposal is required.

AKG 991 Thesis: Semitic languages [480]

AKG 971 Examination: Semitic languages

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