The Bachelor of English and Linguistics provides a methodical and logical introduction to the broad knowledge, principles,
concepts, data, theories and problem‐solving techniques in the language domain. The programme will enable students to
acquire transferable language skills.
Overall the Bachelor of English and Linguistics aims at: providing students with a sound foundation in the fundamental concepts
and theories of English and Linguistics; developing the ability of students to analyse information from a wide range of sources;
promoting national development through the teaching of English and Linguistics; aligning English teaching standards at the
tertiary level with Information Communication Technology produced by the Ministry of Education; producing professionals in
the field of English who are competent in linguistics and literature. The revised Bachelor of English and Linguistics programme
addresses the critical need for professionals who can contribute to nation building.
The current Bachelor of English and Linguistics programme is revised to ensure that the programme is fully compliant with
requirements of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Candidates may be admitted to the Bachelor of English and Linguistics Degree programme if they meet the University’s General
Admission Requirements (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the Yearbook). In addition to General Admission Requirements (Regulations GI2.1)
and Mature Age Entry Scheme (Regulation GI2.2) as contained in the Yearbook of Namibia University of Science and Technology,
students shall have symbol D in Grade 12/NSSCO or better in English.
Students will be required to write a special English test (not a placement test) which they should pass with at least 60% to be
admitted into the programme. Admission under Mature Age Entry Scheme shall also consider recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).