Master's in Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
There are two types of Master's degrees offered by the department: (a) MA by dissertation or (b) MA by coursework and dissertation.
- Master's by dissertation only: Degree credits: 120 NQF 9 [SAQA]; Time required: 1-2 years; Requirements: Equivalent of honours degree in Linguistics or cognate discipline. This option is open only to students with undergraduate degrees in Linguistics from Rhodes.
- Master's by coursework and dissertation: Degree credits: 120 NQF 9 [SAQA]; Time required: 1-2 years; Requirements: A first degree in in linguistics or a cognate discipline
See our Coursework Programme to find out what coursework modules you can take as part of your degree.
We 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.
Other postgraduate degrees
The department also offers the following postgraduate degrees. In order to be eligible, students must have an undergraduate degree in linguistics or a cognate discipline.