Bachelor of Arts (General)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts (General) next start date Next start date: 27 February 2023
15 May 2023
26 July 2023
10 October 2023
21 February 2024
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 the 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 other modules called electives. 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.
 
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 other modules called electives. 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.
 

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Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry;.
Or
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf).
Or
• 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.
Or
• You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification.
And
• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
• You need 50% or above for Grade 12 English..
Pricing
Price:
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
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
All campuses. 
Qualification structure
 
Year 1
Year 1

Choose FOUR Majors from below. Please note that no more than ONE commerce major is permitted.

Humanities Majors

- Communication Science 1A
- Communication Science 1B
- English Literature Studies 1A
- English Literature Studies 1B
- Industrial Psychology 1A
- Industrial Psychology 1B 
- Linguistics 1A
- Linguistics 1B
- Media Studies 1A
- Media Studies 1B
- Political Science 1A
- Political Science 1B
- Psychology 1A
- Psychology 1B


Commerce Majors

- Economics 1A
- Economics 1B
- Human Resource Management 1
- Introduction to Tourism, Travel and Hospitality
- Marketing 1
- Tourism Environment

Choose your other electives from modules in the list below:

Year 1 (Electives)

• Philosophy 1
• Business English
• Tourism Geography
• Law for Tourism
• History 1
• Tourism and Media
Year 2
Year 2

Continue with THREE of the majors from year one.

Humanities Majors

- Communication Science 2A
- Communication Science 2B
- English Literature Studies 2A
- English Literature Studies 2B
- Industrial Psychology 2A
- Industrial Psychology 2B
- Linguistics 2A
- Linguistics 2B
- Media Studies 2A
- Media Studies 2B
- Political Science 2A
- Political Science 2B
- Psychology 2A
- Psychology 2B

Commerce Majors

- Economics 2A
- Economics 2B
- Human Resource Management 2A
- Human Resource Management 2B
- Marketing 2A
- Marketing 2B
- Tourism: Planning and Development
- Tourism: Festivals and Events

Choose your other electives from modules in the list below:

Year 2 (Electives)
 
- Airfares and Ticketing
- Applied Ethics
- Cultural Studies
- Entrepreneurship for Tourism
- History 2
- Introduction to Coding for Humanities
- Introduction to Data Analysis
- isiZulu Language
- Personalities Theory 2A
- Personalities Theory 2B
- Philosophy 2
- Positive Psychology
- Research Methodology
- Sesotho Language
- Tourism and Society
Year 3
Year 3

Continue with TWO of the majors from year one.

Humanities Majors

Communication Science 3A
- Communication Science 3B
- English Literature Studies 3A
- English Literature Studies 3B
- Industrial Psychology 3A
- Industrial Psychology 3B
- Linguistics 3A
- Linguistics 3B
- Media Studies 3A
- Media Studies 3B
- Political Science 3A
- Political Science 3B
- Psychology 3A
- Psychology 3B

Commerce Majors

- Economics 3A
- Economics 3B
- Hospitality in Tourism
- Human Resource Management 3A
- Human Resource Management 3B
- Marketing 3A
- Marketing 3B
- Special Interest Tourism

Choose your other electives from modules in the list below:

Year 3 (Electives)

- Assessment and Evaluation 3
- Counselling and Therapy Skills
- Global Distribution Systems
- Health and Community Psychology
- History 3
- Individual Therapy
- isiZulu Language
- Law for Psychology Students
- Leadership and Management of NPO's and NGO's
- Neuropsychology
- Philosophy 3
- Research Project
- Sesotho Language
- Social Psychology
- Work Integrated Learning (BA)