UJ Humanities

UJ Humanities

UJ Humanities, The Faculty of Humanities comprises nineteen academic departments, ranging from modern and ancient languages to
the social sciences and psychology. The Faculty offers thirteen undergraduate degree programmes, catering for a wide
range of study and career opportunities. Moreover, there is ample choice in each programme, allowing students to tailor
the contents of their programmes to suit their interests and needs. The modules in each programme contain information,
analyses and theories that are relevant, up to date and of the highest academic standard. Academic departments offer
postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level.

Intellectually, the faculty is vibrant, with a strong research output, numerous public seminars, and a healthy tradition of
debate. Students are encouraged to question and explore, and to interrogate knowledge paradigms rather than simply
accept them. A principal objective of the faculty is to produce graduates capable of advanced analytical and critical
thinking skills, independent and progressive thinking, allowing them to access and contribute towards all forms of human
knowledge, and to make dynamic interventions in their chosen professions. Humanities graduates often achieve public
prominence, and contribute towards social change aimed at increasing the social good.


    • Anthropology and Development Studies
    • English
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Relations​
    • Psychology
    • Religion Studies
    • Social Work and Community Development
    • Sociology

General Contact Details

Faculty of Humanities
C-Ring 2 – Orange Block (Kingsway Campus)
Corner Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park

University of Johannesburg
PO Box 524
Auckland Park
South Africa

General enquiries/transcripts/verifications:

Joy Mosia
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 2197