The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.
The Department of Anthropology and Development Studies (ADS) consists of two subjects, Anthropology and Development Studies. We offer various degrees and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in these subjects. In recent years ADS has been undergoing a process of internal review and renewal, and ongoing efforts have been made to bring the two sides of department together into a cohesive whole, through shared teaching and postgraduate supervisory programmes and in terms of research. Our undergraduate classes in both subjects are large, ranging from 600 students in some first-year classes, to 400 in some second-year courses, and 150 in third year. Honours classes are much smaller. We offer online and blended approaches.