The events of the last few weeks on our UCT campus and in our country have necessitated a deep and ongoing engagement with the question of citizenship, the politics of belonging and gendered violence. Come and attend a public seminar series from...
Dr Chris Ouma – a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town (UCT) – pursues research that looks at African and African diasporic literature. He is co-editor of the journal Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies.
Ivan Katsere, a PhD candidate at UCT and a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Maverick, “Dehumanising the other: The language of black-on-black racism”. In it, Katsere illustrates the centrality of racism in violence against African migrants.
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders) and the Western Cape Department of Correctional Services will present a performance of Live, Love, Leave a Legacy featuring UCT theatre students, Pollsmoor Prison participants and a group of parolees.
Two students from the Faculty of Humanities at UCT recently returned from representing South Africa at the 2019 Shanghai Summer School (BRICS Program). The two spent a month learning alongside other young leaders from across the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South African (BRICS) alliance.
As the largest faculty on campus, the Faculty of Humanities is home to more than 6000 Undergraduate and Postgraduate students annually. Currently 43 countries are represented in our student body. We attract students and academics from across the globe which means exposure to a rich diversity of knowledge, experience and best practice.
Research and Teaching
UCT Faculty of Humanities has a reputation for demanding excellence from our staff and students. We are home to some of South Africa's most celebrated intellectuals, including: award-winning composers and singers; renowned artistic directors and literary critics; world famous novelists and poets; national policy makers and advisors to government; sought-after economists; and highly respected social science researchers.
We produce exceptional young people who possess imagination, insight, mental agility and analytical skills. As a result of these attributes, our graduates are highly sought after both locally and abroad. Most of our students advance to postgraduate study which further enhances their skills and employment opportunities. A Humanities qualification prepares you for a multitude of career paths in the public sector, corporate workplace and in academia.
In the Humanities, we teach our students to be analytical, to question, to engage in ‘out of the box’ thinking, to ask the difficult questions and to use their imagination in solving real world problems. If this sounds exciting, then you will definitely thrive in this environment and you will enjoy your time with us. Harry Garuba Dean of Humanities