Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages

Welcome to the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages!

The department offers you an opportunity to enrol for undergraduate majors in French, Mandarin, Linguistics, and Portuguese, Honours degrees, and Masters and Doctoral qualifications. Please click on the tab 'Qualifications' for more information.

Note that at undergraduate level, our modules are studied as part of Bachelor of Arts (specialisation degrees) and Bachelor of Education (degrees) . Our modules fall under the following disciplines:

  • French
  • Linguistics
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese

You may also take our modules for non-degree purposes. For example, you may not want to enrol for a degree, but you are interested in the role of multilingualism in the South African context, or you may be fascinated by the relationship between the brain and language. Then, you may enrol only for a specific module that interests you. Most modules are offered in both semesters.

Our postgraduate qualifications are offered at three levels; click on the following postgraduate programmes under the 'Qualification' tab for more details:

Honours qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Applied Linguistics (99405)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Linguistics (99417)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Modern European Languages and Literature (99419)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Translation Studies (99428)

Masters and Doctoral qualifications

  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (Full Dissertation) (98504)
  • Master of Arts in French (Full Dissertation) (98409)
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics (Translation Studies) (98568 - TLS)
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics General (98568 - GEN)
  • Master of Arts in Portuguese (Full Dissertation) (98545)
  • Master of Arts in Sociolinguistics (Full Dissertation) (99506)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Languages, Linguistics and Literature (90041)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Languages, Linguistics and Literature (French) (90041 - FRN)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Languages, Linguistics and Literature (Translation Studies) (90041 - TLS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Languages, Linguistics and Literature (Portuguese) (90041 - PRT)