Do you want to come to UP?

Your higher education experience will help you develop academic and professional skills. You will also be able to develop your social and personal skills so that you can become a future game-changer.

Why UP?

UP is one of the largest research universities in South Africa and we have 9 highly regarded faculties. As a UP student you are part of a larger academic community, surrounded by people with a real passion for their subjects. At UP you are encouraged to take charge of your own learning, which means you can:

  • Choose your subjects
  • Manage your time
  • Take advantage of all the opportunities available to you


The Faculty of Humanities offers courses in classic academic fields like Philosophy and Political Sciences as well as rapidly evolving fields of study like Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Our Departments are equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, technology, libraries and practical learning opportunities such as internships.

What are the Humanities?

The Humanities are a group of academic areas that study what it means to be human. Our humanity is shaped by the literature we read, the history we share, the languages and cultures we encounter and the way our leaders wield their power.

Students in the humanities develop:

  • Compassion and Empathy
  • Critical thinking skills
  • A better understanding of civic responsibility
  • Appreciate different cultures and histories


With us you will be able to question humanity’s most pressing problems and help produce research that can solve them!

Why the Faculty of Humanities?

The Faculty of Humanities is internationally recognized for the quality of teaching research, and community work. The coursework combines academic and practical skills, embraces innovation, and encourages entrepreneurial thinking. The Faculty of Humanities is committed to helping students develop essential work experience that broadens their ability to think laterally and innovate. Through our Student Entrepreneurship Office, our students can access a range of internship, mentoring, and business development opportunities located in the broader UP community.





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