Semester Study Abroad
Did you know that as an international student, you could spend one or two semesters at Africa’s leading academic institution? The Faculty of Humanities is the most popular choice for SSA students visting UCT.
Meet the 2015 Humanities Student Council
The 2015 Humanities Student Council took office from 1 November 2014. The HSC is a student governance structure representing the common interest of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities.
Apply for study in 2016
Thinking of applying to the Faculty of Humanities? Want to know more about our degree programmes and course majors on offer for 2016?


Monday, 2 March 2015

Michelle Mzamo obtained her Higher Certificate in Education, Adult Education in December 2014. However this is no ordinary graduation story because Michelle achieved this whilst employed as a cleaner at the University of Cape Town. In this article, she shares her inspirational journey to academic success.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 11:45

Each year, Dr Tessa Dowling takes a group of her Xhosa Communication students to Cata, a small rural village located near Qoboqobo in the Eastern Cape. The field trip is designed to immerse students in the culture and traditions of African family life, whilst enabling them to hone their language skills. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 13:45
Humanities graduation 16 Dec 2014

Minister Malusi Gigaba (Minister of Home Affairs) was among the special guests to attend a Humanities graduation ceremony on 16 December 2014. The Faculty conferred 1,874 degrees in four separate ceremonies this December. 236 Humanities students were awarded their degrees, diplomas and certificates with distinction. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 13:30

Commerce students will no doubt face ethical dilemmas when they enter the working world. With this in mind three academics from the University of Cape Town, Dr Greg Fried, Dr George Hull and Jimmy Winfield have launched a book to help them face these challenges.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:15