BAHons Ancient Languages and Cultures Studies

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 30/09/2019
  • Non-SA – 31/08/2019

Admission Requirements

  • A national first degree (BA degree) with a minimum of 360 credits.
  • An average of at least 65% at third-year level in one of the 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.
  • The areas of specialisation include:
  • Ancient Culture Studies
  • Biblical Languages
  • Classical Languages
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Semitic Languages

Additional requirements

  • 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.

Duration of study

1 year, full-time.

Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Humanities provides a holistic education, transferable skills, critical thinking, and communication and problem-solving that will help you develop to your full potential. You will be entering a stimulating environment that will broaden your intellectual horizons and help you achieve personal and professional success through the best possible learning experience.

As the most diverse Faculty of the University of Pretoria, we offer an exciting and comprehensive range of programmes and discipline-based majors, including studies in languages, social sciences and visual and performing arts.

Enquiries about the programme

Name: Gert Prinsloo
Tel:  012 420 2683
E-Mail: [email protected]
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