What the Rhodes Linguistics Postgrad experience offers you
The Department of English Language and Linguistics offers postgraduates a supportive environment for study. With all the facilities of a modern university combined with the charm of a small Eastern Cape city, the department is ideally situated to provide a warm and intimate atmosphere for postgraduate study. The department is fairly small and there are about 10-20 postgraduate students at any time. The small size of the department allows us to personalize the learning experience to the needs of individual students as much as possible. It also means that our students can often be offered teaching-assistantships and tutoring positions.
Although we prefer postgraduate students to be present on campus, a number of our students have full-time jobs outside Grahamstown. We require that any postgraduate student visit their supervisor and the Department several times every year. We find that a flexible approach allows you to balance family and employment commitments with the rigorous demands of postgraduate research.
The Department of English Language and Linguistics offers Honours, Masters and PhD degrees as either dissertation-only or combined short-dissertation-and-coursework options. For more information about how we structure a personalized curriculum that is designed to maximally support you, download the comprehensive postgraduate guide from this page: Coursework Programme.
We also have an exciting funding opportunity for students wanting to study anything to do with literacy and/or African languages. See the Foundation Phase Literacy in African Languages project page for more info.