The areas of specialisation include:
i) Ancient Culture Studies
ii) Biblical Languages
iii) Classical Languages
vi) Semitic Languages
- Relevant bachelor’s degree or finalist in a four-year bachelor’s degree
- A weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level of the bachelor’s degree or a weighted average of at least 65% at third-year level of the four-year bachelor’s degree in one of the areas of specialisation:
- Ancient Cultures Studies
- Biblical Languages
- Classical Languages
- Semitic Languages
- Students who have not majored in any of the languages mentioned above will only be allowed to specialise in Ancient Cultures Studies
- Working knowledge in one or more of the relevant languages may be required
- An entrance/admissions examination may be required
- 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.
- UP graduates: A minimum of 94 credits in any one of the areas of specialisation offered in the Department of Ancient Languages and Cultures, of which at least 30 credits should be at third-year level.
- 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.
- 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.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.