Anthropology Postgraduate

Honours: BSocSci Honours in Anthropology

The BSocSci honours course is an intensive, one-year degree programme. It is designed to help students transition from undergraduate to postgraduate studies and it is a requirement for further postgraduate studies. For entry requirements, please visit the relevant yearbook from the Faculty of Humanities here

The honours programme comprises three coursework modules and one year-long research module that prepares students for anthropological research. All students in the programme are required to enroll for all four these modules. The three coursework module are taught by lecturers in the Department and are offered at different times of the academic calendar.

Quarter 1: APL 755: Research methodology in anthropology [20 credits]

Quarter 2: APL 761: Contemporary ethnography [20 credits]

Quarter 3: APL 756: Politics and identity [20 credits]

The research module runs for the entire academic year and the work done for this module is done under the supervision of one of the lecturers in the Department.

APL 770: Research Report: Anthropology [40 credits] 

To apply to the degree programme, visit

For more information, contact the degree programme coordinator Dr Detlev Krige [[email protected]]

MSocSci and PhD studies

UP offers Master’s and PhD degrees in Anthropology by research only. For entry requirements, visit the relevant yearbook from the Faculty of Humanities here Applications for the degrees MSocSci in Anthropology and PhD in Anthropology are done online via

For information regarding Fees and Funding, visit

All postgraduate students are encouraged to attend Departmental seminars. Regularly check the postgraduate students departmental module on ClickUP.

For more general information regarding Postgraduate Studies at UP, visit

For more information on postgraduate studies in anthropology contact [email protected]


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