BA Hons in Urban Studies

General

Program Description

The BA Honours (Urban Studies) programme introduces students to critical perspectives on urbanization and city development. Students become familiar with debates on the politics of cities and institutions, informality, consumption, and ways in which people participate in and reshape city life. Considerable emphasis is placed on guiding students to conduct independent quantitative research. The programme offers skills, in theory, report writing and problem-solving. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies and have to complete a 120-hour internship.

Admission requirements

Admission will be considered for a student who completed one of the following major subjects: Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Development Studies, Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Politics, Public Governance and Social Work as a major (up to third-year level) in the proceeding BA Degree. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

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: Dr Pragna Rugunanan
Tel: 011 559 4020 / Email: prugunanan@uj.ac.za

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less