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Humanities Academic Programmes

A. UNDERGRADUATE SUB-DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING - 2 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 3rd class pass; a pass in English Language; Aggregate not exceeding 40 in the best 6 passed subjects.

Career Opportunities: Pastoral Carers, Peacemakers, Champions of Human Rights, Theologians, Ethicist, Community Leaders, General Counselor, Pastoral Careers, Project Manager, HIV & Aids Counselor, School Counselors, Community Leaders, Ethicists, Consultants, Children Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists.

 

DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (LIS) – 2 YEARS (phased out)

 

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent with at least a Third Class Pass in six subjects and an aggregate of 40 or better.

Career Opportunities: Library Assistants in Academic, Public and Special libraries, school librarians, Assistants in Archives and Documentation Centres, Registries and a host of other units in both the private and public sectors require people with this qualification for effective management.

 

DIPLOMA IN APPLIED PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC ETHICS – 2 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 3rd class pass; a pass in English Language; Aggregate not exceeding 40 in the best 6 Passed subjects.

 

Career Opportunities: Pastoral Carers, Peacemakers, Champions of Human Rights, Theologians, Ethicist, Community Leaders, General Counselor, Pastoral Careers, Project Manager, HIV & Aids Counselor, School Counselors, Community Leaders, Ethicists, Consultants, Children Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists.


 B. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

BA PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING: [DIRECT] - 4 YEARS

BA PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING: [INDIRECT] - 3 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class. 4 credits including English Language, and a minimum aggregate of 34 for the best passed six subjects. Pass with credit in Diploma in Pastoral care and Counseling.

Career Opportunities: General Counselors, Pastoral Carers, Community Leaders, Pastoral Careers, Project Manager, HIV & AIDS Counselor, School Counselors, Community Leaders, Ethicists, Consultants, Children Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists.

 

BACHELOR OF HUMANITIES – 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd Class. 4 Credits including English Language, and a minimum aggregate of 34 for the best six passed subjects.

Career Opportunities: Journalist, Development Planner, Project Manager, Project Appraiser, Project Educator, Theologian, Diplomat, Translator, Interpreter, Editor, French Teacher, Lecturer. Working with NGO’s, UN Organizations, in the Private and Governmental Sectors as well as International Organizations. In Tourism as Tourist Guides and as Bilingual Secretaries in Business.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMANITIES WITH CONCURRENT CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL FRENCH [DIRECT] - 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class. 4 credits including English language, and a minimum aggregate of 34 for the best six passed subjects.

Career Opportunities: Journalist, Development Planner, Project Manager, Project Appraiser, Project Educator, Theologian, Diplomat, Translator, Interpreter, Editor, French Teacher, Lecturer. Working with NGO’s, UN Organizations, in the Private and Governmental Sectors as well as International Organizations. In Tourism as Tourist Guides and as Bilingual Secretaries in Business.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMANITIES [INDIRECT] - 3 YEARS

Requirements: Pass with credit in Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counseling and Diploma in Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

Career Opportunities: Journalist, Development Planner, Project Manager, Project Appraiser, Project Educator, Theologian, Diplomat, Translator, Interpreter, Editor, French Teacher, Lecturer. Working with NGO’s, UN Organizations, in the Private and Governmental Sectors as well as International Organizations. In Tourism as Tourist Guides and as Bilingual Secretaries in Business.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION - 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class. 4 credits including English Language, and a minimum aggregate of 34 for the best six passed subjects.

Career Opportunities: Translators and Interpreters for Government Ministries, Non-Governmental Organizations and National and International conferences.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES – 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class. 4 credits including English Language and a minimum aggregate of 34 for the best six passed subjects.

Career Opportunities: Educator, development project or programmes manager or community developer, consultant or researcher or socio-economic planner or development-economic planner/ advocator/ environmental programmes manager, development policy expert, can work with Non-governmental or International Governmental Organizations and International Development Agencies including UN development organs, various government ministries dealing with rural, agricultural, environmental and urban development, the public and private sector at large.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORICAL STUDIES – 4 YEARS

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CULTURAL AND HERITAGE STUDIES – 4 YEARS

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY – 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd Class. 4 credits including English Language, and a minimum aggregate of 34 for the best six passed subjects.

Career Opportunities: Environment, Tourism, Archaeology, Research, Teaching, Museum and Galleries, Curatorship, Archives, Librarianship, Politics, International Affairs, Journalism, Broadcasting.


C. POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Requirements: At least second class 2nd division (2:2) with Mean 60 in the Social Sciences, Humanities and/or any related preferred junior degree recognized by NUL.Advance certificate in Development Studies, with at least 3 Credits in development related subjects, with 4 years continuous work experience in the institution or agency recognized by DS department and its Faculty.Equivalent criteria as may be approved by DS department and its Faculty.

Career Opportunities: Educator, development project or programmes’ manager or community developer, consultant or researcher or socio-economic planner or development-economic planner/advocator/ environmental programmes manager, can work with Non-government or International Governmental Organizations and International Development Agencies including UN development organs, various government ministries dealing with rural, agricultural, environmental and urban development, the public and private sector at large.

 

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DIPLOMATIC STUDIES – 1 YEAR

Requirements: BA History, Cultural and Heritage Studies, Environmental History or any first degree with an average of 60%. Students with equivalent qualifications from NUL or any other universities are considered for admission.

 

BA (HONOURS) IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS – 1 YEAR

BA (HONOURS) IN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH– 1 YEAR.

Requirements: An average of 60% or above in English Language and a II (ii) average in the 4 years of undergraduate programme.

Career Opportunities: Lecturer in institutions of Higher Learning, Language Advisor, Editor, Literacy Analyst, Researcher.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY (HONOURS) – 1 YEAR

Requirements: Successful completion of BA in at least Second Class Second Division category. Any other qualifications that may be approved by NUL Senate.

Career Opportunities: Pastoral Carers, Peacemakers, Champions of Human Rights, Theologians, Ethicist, Community Leaders, General Counselor, Pastoral Careers, Project Manager, HIV & Aids Counselor, School Counselors, Community Leaders, Ethicists, Consultants, Children Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists.


D. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES MODE II (THESIS & COURSEWORK) - 2 YEARS (under review)

MASTER OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY - 2 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: An appropriate attainment of Bachelor’s Degree Honours of NUL or an equivalent qualification from NUL or other universities. An Overall Weighted Mean of 65% with all the courses passed at Honours level.

Career Opportunities: Employed in the Public, Private and Governmental Sectors of the Economy as University Lecturer, Media Publisher, Analyst, Administrator/Manager, Advisor, Editor, Researcher, Diplomat.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE – 2 YEARS

Requirements: BA in the categories of Second Class First Division II (i) or Second Class Second Division II (ii) with an average of at least 65% in the core and required courses for either languages or literature. Students with equivalent qualifications from other universities as may be approved by the Senate of NUL on the advice of the Faculty of Humanities.

Career Opportunities: Teacher, Lecturer, Translator, Interpreter, Literacy Expertise for Publishers, Author, Editor, Tourist Guide and Expertise in Culture-based organizations.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS (ELL) - 2 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: A good first degree from NUL at the level of 1st class, II (i) and II (ii) with an average of at least 65% in the core and required Courses for either Language or Literature. Students with equivalent Qualifications from NUL or other universities are acceptable.

Career Opportunities: Lecturer in institutions of Higher Learning, Language Advisor, Editor, Literacy Analyst, Researcher.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE – 2 YEARS (FULL TIME) – 4 YEARS (PART-TIME)

Requirements: Candidates should have at least a 2 (ii) BA (Honours) in Literature in English of the National University of Lesotho or an equivalent qualification from other universities recognized by NUL Senate.

Career Opportunities: Lecturer in institutions of Higher Learning, Language Advisor, Editor, Literacy Analyst, Researcher.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES - 2 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: Candidates must possess at least one of the following Categories of qualifications:

(i) A minimum of Second Class First Division in relevant Social Sciences or Humanities subjects or a combination of both;

(ii) A minimum of Second Class, Second Division 2(ii) BA with 65% mean score in Development Studies courses at BA Level or;

(iii) Equivalent qualifications from other institutions as might be approved by NUL Senate on the advice of the department.

Career Opportunities: Educator, development project manager, programmes manager or community developer, consultant or researcher or socio-economic planner or development-economic planner/advocator/ environmental programmes manager, can work with Non-governmental or International Governmental Organizations and International Development Agencies including UN development organs, various government ministries dealing with rural, agricultural, environmental and urban development, the public and private sector at large.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY – 2 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: BA History, Cultural and Heritage studies, Environmental History at the level of at least Second Class Second Division 2 (ii). Any other qualifications that may be approved by the NUL Senate, on the advice of the department and Faculty.


 E. DOCTRATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

PH.D. IN THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES – 3 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: Masters Degree of NUL or an equivalent qualification from other Universities with a minimum score of B.

Career Opportunities: Theologian, Lecturer, Public Servant, Community Leader, Ethicists.

 

PH.D. IN PHILOSOPHY – 3 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: 65% or better in all the relevant courses passed at BA Honours of this University. Also refer to regulation Page 11.00 in the University Calendar.

Career Opportunities: Theologian, Lecturer, Public Servant, Community Leader, Ethicists.

 

PH.D. IN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AND LINGUISTICS – 4 YEARS (under review)

Requirements: Masters’ Degree in English Language and Linguistics or an equivalent qualification from other universities recognized by NUL Senate.

Career Opportunities: Lecturers in Institutions of Higher Learning, Language Advisor, Editor, Literacy Analyst, Researcher.

 

PH.D. IN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH – 3 YEARS (FULL-TIME) – 6 YEARS (PART-TIME) (under review)

Requirements: The normal requirement for admission shall be a Masters’ Degree in Literature in English obtained at NUL or an Equivalent qualification from other universities

Career Opportunities: Lecturers in Institutions of Higher Learning, Language Advisor, Editor, Literacy Analyst, Researcher.