Arts & Social Science
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

​The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences provides a dynamic and interactive learning environment to its students focusing in particular on preparing our graduates for an ever-growing knowledge-based society and economy. Its research, teaching and learning, and community interaction focuses on the challenges of being human in a rapidly globalising world. It is our goal to not only become the base for training in the humanities in particular the Arts, Languages and Social Sciences, but to provide teaching and research that is relevant to the region, country and continent, and is internationally competitive.






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Graduate School is the umbrella structure for the coordination of research themes focused on Africa's development and administers doctoral programmes and full-time doctoral scholarships in the Faculty.​​​​ 



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The Partnership for Africa's Next Generation of Academics​ (PANGeA) currently consists of six universities on the African continent which forms a network focused on strengthening the development of higher education in Africa by creating amongst others opportunities for collaborative research and exchange amongst peer institutions.​​​​

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he Graduate School and PANGeA make up the components of the Faculty's flagship project (the Graduate School initiative), which forms part of Stellenbosch University's HOPE Project.​​​​​



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Afrikaans & Dutch, Afrikaans & DutchAfrikaans & Dutch
Ancient Studies, Ancient StudiesAncient Studies
Chinese, ChineseChinese
Drama Department, Department
English, EnglishEnglish
French, FrenchFrench
General Linguistics, General LinguisticsGeneral Linguistics
Geography & Environmental Studies, Geography & Environmental StudiesGeography & Environmental Studies
German, GermanGerman
Information Science, Information ScienceInformation Science
Journalism, JournalismJournalism
Modern Foreign Languages, Modern Foreign LanguagesModern Foreign Languages
Music, MusicMusic
Philosophy, PhilosophyPhilosophy
Political Science, Political SciencePolitical Science
Psychology, PsychologyPsychology
Social Work, Social WorkSocial Work
Sociology & Social Anthropology, Sociology & Social AnthropologySociology & Social Anthropology
Visual Arts, Visual ArtsVisual Arts

Impleme​​ntation Plan 2016

​​To find out more about the Faculty's Language ​Implementation Plan 2016, click h​ere​.​​​​​​​