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African Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #194 (WUR) ,
The African Literature offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg major explores the many rich literatures of the African continent. It is the study of oral and written literature written in or translated into English, directly concerned with the African experience using fiction, poetry, popular culture and drama of the African continent.

About

Overview

African Literature offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is written in or translated into English, with an extended focus on the literature of the African diaspora.

African Literature provides you with useful knowledge not only for a changing South Africa, but also for a dynamically changing landscape of global literature and culture.

Career Opportunities

  • Work in cultural and non-governmental organisations
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Media
  • Communications
  • University lecturing
  • Teaching of English
  • Writing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses overview

The study of African Literature includes an exploration of aspects of the history, politics, intellectual traditions and cultural heritage of the diverse societies within which the literature is produced. As South Africa's links with the rest of the world continue to grow, such knowledge is increasingly invaluable.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • GENERAL BA
APS 34+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
  • Wait-listing
Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2852 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2852 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

R 41000

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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