This course comprises the study of literary theory and the literature in English from Britain, America, the Indian subcontinent, and Africa. Periods covered range from the Middle Ages until the present day.

Students may pursue individual interests in the course of writing a research essay. Optional modules in specialist topics such as life-writing, science fiction, and text editing may also be available.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Honours programme must be approved by the Chairperson of the Department. (See also the General Regulations of the University.)

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Contact details

Name: Prof Karen Scherzinger
Tel: 011 559 2493 / Email:

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Feb 2020
5,000 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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