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Faculty of Humanities

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities

Welcome to the website of the Faculty of Humanities, one of the oldest and most respected Humanities faculties in South Africa. Established 110 years ago, the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria has a long tradition of and extensive experience in providing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of disciplines in the languages, arts, and the humanities and social sciences.

Important information for students

Prospective Undergraduate Students

Please note that applications for the year commencing in 2019 are open. Please click here for more information. 

UP Open Day:  2018

In line with the University of Pretoria's efforts to engage more effectively with its various stakeholders, the University will no longer be hosting a general Open Day on its campus in 2018 but will be launching an interactive, online web application, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the University's academic offerings, its campuses and facilities. We invite you to visit the University's website at in April 2018 for more information.

Prospective Postgraduate Students

Please be informed that the specialised master's programme, MSW/MSocSci Employee Assistance Programmes, is suspended for 2018 and 2019 and that no new students will be enrolled during this time. Please direct any enquiries to the Department (Ms Phillicia Ledwaba, tel. 012 420 2325; or Ms Tania Steyn, tel. 012 420 2030).  

Important information for Alumni

Updated your contact information recently? Please click here for the link to TuksAlumni website.

Click here for more information on Research Ethics applications

Faculty of Humanities Anti-discrimination Statement

Faculty of Humanities declaration against Xenophobia

Our Faculty is wheelchair accessible

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