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Programme: MA (Ancient Languages and Cultures Studies)

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Code Faculty Department
01250184 Faculty of Humanities Department: Ancient Languages and Cultures
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

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

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant honours degree
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree
  3. An admissions examination may be required.

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.

General information

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Minimum credits: 180

Core modules


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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.

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