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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 these skills will support you in your future career. A qualification in the Humanities is 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.

Students can enrol for the following degrees

The Bachelor of Arts degree offers you a broadly formative education that is useful in any occupation requiring a culturally-developed perspective.

  • BA (three years)

Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with admission to Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum admission point (AP) of 30
  • Have an achievement level of no less than 4 (50%) for the school-leaving examination in English as the language of instruction at the UFS.

  • BA (Extended Curriculum) (four years)

Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with admission to Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum admission point (AP) of 25-29
  • Have an achievement level of no less than 4 (50%) for the school-leaving examination in English as the language of instruction at the UFS.
  • BA Combinations
  • History and English
  • Geography/Tourism and History
  • Geography/Tourism and isiZulu
  • Geography/Tourism and Sesotho
  • Geography/Tourism and English
  • History and isiZulu
  • History and Sesotho
  • Psychology and English
  • Psychology and IsiZulu
  • Psychology and Sesotho


The BSocSci degree is valuable in careers where the knowledge of people, relationships, and societies is important, typically in urban and rural planning, human resources management, the diplomatic services, community development, police services, correctional services, the public sector, non-governmental organisations, and social and market research.

Admission requirements B Social Science mainstream

  • National Senior Certificate with admission to Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum admission point (AP) of 30
  • Have an achievement level of no less than 4 (50%) for the school-leaving examination in English as the language of instruction at the UFS.

  • B Social Science Extended Curriculum – 4 years (25-28 APS)

Admission requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with admission to Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum admission point (AP) of 25-29
  • Have an achievement level of no less than 4 (50%) for the school-leaving examination in English as the language of instruction at the UFS.

  • B Social Science Combinations
  • Industrial Psychology and Sociology
  • History and Political Science
  • Political Science and Sociology
  • Sociology and Psychology
  • History and Sociology
  • Sociology and Tourism/Geography
  • Communication Science and Sociology
  • Communication Science and Industrial Psychology
  • Communication Science and Political Science
  • Communication Science and Psychology


The Bachelor of Community Development qualification develops professional competencies that reflect the role of community-development practitioners. As a community-development practitioner, you work collaboratively with the community to frame initiatives that build resilient, participatory, and sustainable communities.

Admission requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with admission to Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum admission point (AP) of 30
  • Have an achievement level of no less than 4 (50%) for the school-leaving examination in English as the language of instruction at the UFS.

 

Contact details

Assistant Dean

Dr JR McDonald
T: +27 58 718 5438 
E: McDonaldJR@ufs.ac.za

Programme Director 
Social Science 

G Magaiza
T: +27 58 718 5419 
E: Magaizag@ufs.ac.za

Faculty Secretary
Mathapelo Mahlatsi 
T: +27 58 718 5438 
E: MahlatsiM@ufs.ac.za 
Faculty Officer
Mabotle Mohlakoana
T: +27 58 718 5420
E: Mohlakoanamam@ufs.ac.za


Subject Heads

African Languages

MA Dladla
T: +27 58 718 5401
E: DladlaMA@ufs.ac.za

Afrikaans

Dr M Human-Nel
T: +27 58 718 5425 
E: HumanNelMJ@ufs.ac.za

Communication Science

Dr D Breashears
T: +27 58 718 5418 

English 

Dr KM Ngara
T: +27 58 7185404
E: NgaraKM@ufs.ac.za

History 

Dr JR McDonald
T: +27 58 718 5438
E: McDonaldJR@ufs.ac.za

Political Science and Governance 

PA Schoeman
T: +27 5 718 5423
E: schoemanPA@ufs.ac.za

Psychology 

K de Villiers
T: +27 58 7185434
E: DevilliersK@ufs.ac.za

Sociology and Community Development 

G Magaiza
T: +27 58 718 5419 
E: Magaizag@ufs.ac.za


CONTACT

Qwaqwa Campus
Private Bag X13
Phuthaditjhaba 
9866
+27 58 718 5000


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