Welcome to the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town.


Please browse the site for information on:
Undergraduate 2013 courses
First-Year Second-Year Third-Year

A particular welcome is extended to prospective first-year students and 'study-abroad' students. Study-Abroad students registering for ELL2007F, ELL2014F, ELL2010S, ELL2015S, ELL3005F and ELL3009S will need to select a seminar. Please email your seminar choices to Isa Mkoka to the following email: ell-english@uct.ac.za, Subject line: Study Abroad student: Seminar Choice.

Please read the information specially designed for school leavers and first-year students considering studying in the English Department: Why study English? The Department of English Language and Literature offers two majors:
Major in English
Major in Linguistics

The English Literature Student's Library Guide is highly recommended; it has detailed, specialized information for English Students. Alexander D'Angelo is the Librarian for the English Department. Contact details: Alexander.DAngelo@uct.ac.za

Other library sites that you'll need to consult: referencing and plagiarism. Click here for the English Department's plagiarism declaration form and late submission penalties." The Department of Linguistics is housed in the New School for Critical Enquiry in Africa. For information regarding Linguistics courses please contact: Ms Faiza Steffenson, email: Faiza.Steffenson@uct.ac.za

Graduate programmes in the English Department

The Department offers the following graduate programmes:

Please click here Postgraduate Courses for the overview of the courses offered in the English Honours and Coursework Masters in 2014

Applying For Admission to the Degree of PhD in English Literature
Postgraduate application forms