Bachelor of Arts (General)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts (General) next start date Next start date: 11 August 2021
Bachelor of Arts (General) study mode Study mode: Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (General) duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time only
Bachelor of Arts (General) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree
Open a world of the arts. A General Bachelor of Arts degree offers a flexible degree structure which is spread over a minimum of three years of full-time study. The General Degree requires students to study at least four majors in the first year, three majors in second year, and two majors in third year. In addition, students will take a limited number of elective modules. The degree structure is adaptable in that students may change majors as they go along, based on their experience of their courses. General degrees are suitable for students who wish to construct their own course of study rather than being committed to a prescribed set curriculum.
Intake 1: 15 March 2021
Intake 3: 10 August 2021

More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry;.
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• You should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos or any other approved foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification.
• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
• You need 50% or above for Grade 12 English..
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Annual Price Tier 1 R 61500 R 63200 R 59400
Annual Price Tier 2 R 72000 R 75100 R 75100
Monthly Price Tier 1 R 6639 R 6823 R 6413
Monthly Price Tier 2 R 7773 R 8107 R 8107

Tier 1 Campuses: Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark

Tier 2 Campuses: Midrand, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Pretoria, Bedfordview, Durban

Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Possible career options
This general studies degree is very broad, and it prepares you for many different career options, including:
• Business
• Literature and composition
• Social sciences or human resources
• Marketing
• Communications
• Media
• Entrepreneurship
• Tourism
• Brand manager
• Public relations
• Technical writer
• Copywriter
• General manager
• Administrative or executive assistance
• Non-profit programme manager
• Sales
• Customer service manager
• Psychology related fields
• When selecting Psychology and Industrial Psychology as majors, this degree acts as the first stepping stone to the journey of becoming a Psychologist (counselling, clinical, research, industrial/organisational).
After completion of a BA degree students need to complete additional postgraduate programmes to enter these professions. 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Qualification structure