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Sociology and Anthropology

This coursework programme is designed to equip graduates with a solid knowledge base and understanding of cultural, social and related issues in Africa, and in South Africa in particular. In the context of increasing globalisation, an understanding of different cultures and the skills to manage diversity are highly valued. This programme will benefit those in a wide variety of careers, including education, heritage conservation, tourism, community development, print and electronic media, health services, the diplomatic service or research.

Admission requirements:

Applicants must have a B-degree in the social sciences, or equivalent, and must meet the requirements set by the anthropological unit.

Duration and structure:

One year full-time.  Two years part-time. 


  • The Study of Different Schools of Thought in Anthropology
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Research Methodology
  • African Ethnography
Contact information
Admissions Office
Tel: 27 41 504 2593 or 27 41 504 3911