Postgraduate Humanities Programmes

At the University of Pretoria (UP), we encourage students to apply for our internationally recognised postgraduate programmes.

As one of Africa’s top research institutions, we are passionate about transdisciplinary research, which means we solve the world’s most pressing concerns in a holistic way rather than in traditional academic silos. At UP, we think big, creatively and out of the box!

We also offer a range of academic and other support to ease your postgraduate journey so that you can make a difference with your knowledge and skills.

UP has some of the best research infrastructure in South Africa in terms of laboratories, libraries and practical sites. We produce cutting-edge research and are among the top producers of research in the country – so #ChooseUP for postgraduate studies in just about any field you can think of.

Use our Virtual Campus to help you decide on a course, or to discover a new field of interest, explore our campuses, and access the information you need to apply. Also browse our Research Matters site for a cross-section of some of our research offerings.

If you already know what you would like to study, explore the course options in each of our faculties to find out more.

Please pay attention to opening and closing dates for applications, as they differ from programme to programme.

140 Programmes found

BAHons African Languages
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240192
BAHons Afrikaans
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240165
BAHons Ancient Languages and Cultures Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240256
BAHons Applied Language Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01242117
BAHons Archaeology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240183
BAHons Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01242132
BAHons Criminology
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/07/2022; Non-SA – 31/07/2022
Programme Code:  01240262
BAHons Drama and Film Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240483
BAHons English
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240212
BAHons French
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240223
BAHons German
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240202
BAHons International Relations
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240405
BAHons Literary Theory
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240552
BAHons Music
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01242023
BAHons Philosophy
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240383
BAHons Political Science
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240412
BAHons Spanish
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240216
BAHons Visual Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01240273
BSocSciHons Anthropology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243016
BSocSciHons Development Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243017
BSocSciHons Gender Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243018
BSocSciHons Geographical Sciences Geography and Environmental Science
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243020
BSocSciHons Heritage and Cultural Tourism
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243024
BSocSciHons Heritage, Museum and Preservation Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243025
BSocSciHons History
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243026
BSocSciHons Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243022
BSocSciHons Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243027
BSocSciHons Psychology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243019
BSocSciHons Sociology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/09/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01243023
DMus
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01262004
DMus Composition
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01262006
DMus Performing Art
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01262005
MA
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250005
MA African Languages
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250195
MA African Languages (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250443
MA African-European Cultural Relations (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250015
MA Afrikaans
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250176
MA Ancient Languages and Cultures Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250184
MA Applied Language Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250179
MA Archaeology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250177
MA Audiology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250025
MA Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01252133
MA Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01252134
MA Clinical Psychology (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/05/2022; Non-SA – 31/05/2022
Programme Code:  01250212
MA Counselling Psychology (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/05/2022; Non-SA – 31/05/2022
Programme Code:  01250213
MA Creative Writing
Closing Dates:  SA – 15/01/2023; Non-SA – 15/01/2023
Programme Code:  01250006
MA Criminology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250185
MA Digital Culture and Media
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250200
MA Diplomatic Studies (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250409
MA Drama and Film Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250196
MA English
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250182
MA Environment and Society (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250514
MA Fine Arts
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250108
MA French
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250183
MA Geography
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250197
MA German
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250178
MA Information Design
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250109
MA International Relations
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250193
MA Linguistics
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250199
MA Literary Theory
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250198
MA Philosophy
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250189
MA Political Science
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250194
MA Political Science (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250266
MA Psychology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250188
MA Research Psychology (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/06/2022; Non-SA – 30/06/2022
Programme Code:  01250434
MA Security Studies (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250408
MA Spanish
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250180
MA Speech-Language Pathology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250024
MA Visual Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250187
MDram
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01250114
MMus Composition
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01252012
MMus Music Education
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/08/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01252080
MMus Music Technology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01252085
MMus Music Therapy
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/08/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01252092
MMus Musicology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01252022
MMus Performing Art
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01252032
MSocSci Anthropology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253026
MSocSci Development Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253027
MSocSci Gender Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253033
MSocSci Gender Studies (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253028
MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Tourism
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253109
MSocSci Heritage and Cultural Tourism (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253110
MSocSci Heritage and Museum Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253111
MSocSci Heritage and Museum Studies (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253112
MSocSci History
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253113
MSocSci History (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253114
MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253034
MSocSci Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/08/2022; Non-SA – 31/08/2022
Programme Code:  01253030
MSocSci Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253035
MSocSci Sociology
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253032
MSocSci Sociology (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253031
MSocSci Tangible Heritage Conservation (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01253115
MSW
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01251072
MSW Healthcare (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/07/2022; Non-SA – 31/07/2022
Programme Code:  01251073
MSW Play-based Intervention (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/07/2022; Non-SA – 31/07/2022
Programme Code:  01251074
MSW Social Development and Policy (Coursework)
Closing Dates:  SA – 31/07/2022; Non-SA – 31/07/2022
Programme Code:  01251076
PhD
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01264001
PhD African Languages
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01264562
PhD Afrikaans
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01260162
PhD Ancient Culture Studies
Closing Dates:  SA – 30/11/2022; Non-SA – 30/09/2022
Programme Code:  01264632

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