The Department of English Language and Linguistics offers postgraduates a supportive environment for study. With all the facilities of a modern university combined with the charm of a small Eastern Cape city, the department is ideally situated to provide a warm and intimate atmosphere for postgraduate study.
The department is fairly small and there are about 10 postgraduate students at any time. This allows us to tailor our programmes to the needs of our learners as much as possible. It also means that our students can often be offered Teaching-Assistantships and Tutoring positions.
Although we prefer postgraduate students to be present on campus, a number of our students have full-time jobs outside Grahamstown. We require that any postgraduate student visit their supervisor and the Department several times every year. We find that a flexible approach allows you to balance family and employment committments with the rigorous demands of post-graduate research.
Students may opt to write dissertation on a topic of their choice. There are also a number of ongoing research projects with which students can align themselves. Details are on the website.
There are a number of research projects which students
All degrees are registered by Rhodes University with the South African Qualifications Authority.