The primary purpose of a Humanities education is to give you access to critical thinking skills, appreciation of literature, understanding of cultures, the uses of power, the mysteries of the mind, the organisation of societies, the complexities of leadership, the art of communication, and the challenge of change. All of these skills will support you in your future careers. A qualification in the Humanities is therefore well respected all over the world, and people with this type of qualification form the backbone of society.
Certain programmes were developed to train you for a specific career, while others equip you with skills needed for various positions. Today’s ever-changing career world requires various skills that this faculty can equip you with, including: language proficiency, communication skills, creativity, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, computer literacy, and critical thinking.

Welcome to the Faculty of the Humanities!

Please contact us should you require additional information at:

Faculty of the Humanities
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
South Africa

T: +27 51 401 2240


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Nhlamulo (Lucky) Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3519
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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