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UNISA English Studies Course

UNISA English Studies Course

Register to Study English Studies at Unisa

Major Combinations:

NQF Level 5: ENG1501, ENG1502

NQF Level 6: ENG2601, ENG2602, ENG2603

NQF Level 7: ENG3701, ENG3702, ENG3703, ENG3704, ENG3705

Key Modules and Their Purposes:

  1. ENG1503 – Academic Language and Literacy in English
    • Undergraduate Degree, Semester module
    • Focus on developing critical reading and writing, academic English competence, and research skills.
  2. ENG2614 – Applied English Literature for Intermediate Phase Home Language
    • Undergraduate Degree, Year module
    • Develop skills for reading and writing about children’s literature in different genres.
  3. ENG1511 – English Proficiency for University Studies
    • Undergraduate Degree/Certificate, Semester module
    • Aims to enhance critical reading and writing skills.
  4. ENG3701 – The History and Spread of English
    • Undergraduate Degree, Semester module
    • Explores the origins, evolution, and global spread of the English language.
  5. ENG1512 – English for Economic and Management Science
    • Higher Certificate, Semester module
    • Applies language structures in economic and management contexts.
  6. ENG3702 – The English Language: Context and Purpose
    • Undergraduate Degree, Semester module
    • Focuses on English in various contexts like academic and professional.
  7. ENG1513 – Foundations in English for University Study
    • Undergraduate Degree, Semester module
    • Develops reading, listening, and critical thinking skills.
  8. ENG3703 – Theoretical Approaches to English Language and Literature
    • Undergraduate Degree, Semester module
    • Extends critical awareness of theoretical approaches in English studies.
  9. ENG1514 – Applied English Language Foundation and Intermediate Phase First Additional Language
    • Year module
    • Introduction to English language characteristics and language skills development.
  10. ENG3704 – Shakespeare’s Dramatic Art
    • Undergraduate Degree, Semester module
    • Critical exploration of Shakespeare’s plays.
  11. ENG1515 – Applied English Language for Foundation and Intermediate Phases – Home Language
    • Undergraduate Degree, Year module
    • Focuses on developing language skills and understanding children’s literature.
  12. ENG3705 – Modern and Postmodern Literature in English
    • Undergraduate Degree, Semester module
    • Explores literary creativity in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Registration Periods:

1st Semester: January/February

2nd Semester: June/July

Course Leader:

Mr. Douglas Mokoena

Department of English Studies, School of Arts

Tel: 012 429 3679


Programme Administrator:

Admin Officer, Unisa Centre for Lifelong Learning

360 Lillian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria Central

Tel: 012 352 4288


Application Link:

Purpose of the Programme: The English Studies programme at Unisa is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the English language and its literature, enhancing their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. The program is suitable for those interested in English language and literary studies, including teaching, research, and various professional applications.

UNISA Online Application Guide:

Accessing the Application Portal: Visit our dedicated online application portal at UNISA Application Portal to access the official application forms for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Key Dates: Stay informed about crucial deadlines by visiting our Unisa Online Application Date 2024-2025 page.

Need Assistance? If you encounter any difficulties accessing the UNISA Online Application or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us through our official website. Alternatively, you can leave a comment below, and we aim to respond within 48 hours.

We look forward to welcoming new students to our vibrant academic community at UNISA!

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