Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)

Programme overview:

First Intake for 2024 is still accepting late applications until 26th of February.
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Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) next start date Next start date: 12 February 2024
13 May 2024
22 July 2024
30 September 2024
Next New Students Orientation Date:
12 February 2024
Returning Students Start Date:
5 February 2024
Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) study mode Campuses:
Bedfordview
Bloemfontein
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Midrand
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay
Potchefstroom
Pretoria
Vanderbijlpark

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) duration Duration:
Full-Time:
Minimum: 3 Years
Maximum: 5 Years
 
Online Part-Time:
Minimum: 5 Years
Maximum: 7 Years
Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) support Support: Fully Supported


Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree | Degree: Bachelor of Arts | Saqa Id: 120745
The Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) degree is a broad and flexible qualification rounded in the behavioural and social sciences. It prepares you for work in many disciplines and is an excellent foundation for a wide range of possible careers. 
 
This degree aims to develop critical thinking and provide you with an in-depth understanding of human behaviour from different perspectives. It prepares you for work in many disciplines and is an excellent foundation for a wide range of possible careers. As you progress to your third year, you will learn how to apply theoretical knowledge gained throughout the duration of this degree to real-world contexts. Because of our degree’s unique emphasis on practical application, you will select, conduct, and present a research project and complete Work Integrated Learning (WIL). In addition, by introducing you to research, we are preparing you for postgraduate studies, a unique offering of this undergraduate degree. 


More information:

Entry requirements
1. South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor's degree endorsement. 
2. Or a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training with a Bachelor’s degree endorsement. 
3. Or a letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf) for any other school-leaving results. 
4. Or completion of a Bachelor’s degree. 
5. Or completion of a relevant Foundation Programme along with a letter or certificate of exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf). 
6. Or completion of a relevant Higher Certificate 
7. And 25 Eduvos points or more. 
8. And a minimum of 50% in English Language in Grade 12 equivalent.
Pricing
Price:
From R67 400 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information. 

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

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
The Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) degree is very broad and prepares you for many different career options, including:
  • Academia  
  • Civil Service  
  • Consultancy  
  • Diplomatic Corps  
  • Economics  
  • International Banking or Finance  
  • Journalism  
  • NGOs  
  • Politics  
  • Research  
  • Public Administration  
  • Public Policy  
  • International Development  
This qualification is offered at the following campuses


Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark



International students


International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions


Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 12 February 2024

    Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) - Year 1
    Admission Fee (ADMINF-B00) - Admission Fee
    Political Science 1B (HUPSB1-B44) - Core
    Computer Skills (ITSKA1-B11) - Core
    Media Studies 1A (MSMSA1-B11) - Core
    Economics 1A (COECA1-B11) - Core
    Media Studies 1B (MSMSB1-B22) - Core
    Philosophy 1 (HUPHA1-B22) - Core
    Political Science 1A (HUPSA1-B33) - Core
    Introduction to Law 1A (LWITA1-B33) - Core
    Economics 1B (COECB1-B33) - Core
    Critical Reasoning (HUCRA1-B44) - Core
    Introduction to Mathematics A (FPBMA0-B11) - Entrance Requirement
    Mathematics for Degree Studies (Commerce) (FPMCA0-B11) - Entrance Requirement
    Mathematics for Degree Studies (Commerce) (FPMCA0-B22) - Entrance Requirement
    History 1 (HUHSA1-B44) - Fundamental
    Business English (HUBEA1-B22) - Fundamental


    Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) - Year 2
    Media Studies 2B (MSMSB2-B44) - Core
    Economics 2B (COECB2-B44) - Core
    Political Science 2A (HUPSA2-B11) - Core
    Philosophy 2 (HUPHA2-B11) - Core
    Political Science 2B (HUPSB2-B22) - Core
    Economics 2A (COECA2-B22) - Core
    Media Studies 2A (MSMSA2-B33) - Core
    English Literature Studies 2A (HUENA2-X11) - Elective Group 1
    English Literature Studies 2B (HUENB2-X22) - Elective Group 1
    Linguistics 2A (HUELA2-X11) - Elective Group 2
    Linguistics 2B (HUELB2-X22) - Elective Group 2
    Media Studies 2A (MSMSA2-X33) - Elective Group 3
    Media Studies 2B (MSMSB2-X44) - Elective Group 3
    Human Resource Management 2A (COHRA2-X11) - Elective Group 4
    Human Resource Management 2B (COHRB2-X33) - Elective Group 4
    Marketing 2A (COMKA2-X11) - Elective Group 5
    Marketing 2B (COMKB2-X33) - Elective Group 5
    Economics 2A (COECA2-X22) - Elective Group 6
    Economics 2B (COECB2-X44) - Elective Group 6
    Political Science 2A (HUPSA2-X11) - Elective Group 7
    Political Science 2B (HUPSB2-X22) - Elective Group 7
    Communication Science 2A (HUCSA2-X33) - Elective Group 8
    Communication Science 2B (HUCSB2-X44) - Elective Group 8
    Cultural Studies (HUSCA2-XX44) - Funadamental
    Tourism: Festivals and Events (COTEA2-X22) - Funadamental
    Philosophy 2 (HUPHA2-X11) - Funadamental
    History 2 (HUHSA2-XX22) - Funadamental
    Positive Psychology (PYPPA2-X22) - Funadamental
    Introduction to Coding for Humanities (HUCOA2-B44) - Funadamental
    Research Methodology (CORMA2-B33) - Funadamental
    History 2 (HUHSA2-X22) - Funadamental


    Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) - Year 3
    Admission Fee (ADMINF-B00) - Admission Fee
    Political Science 3A (HUPSA3-B11) - Core
    Political Science 3B (HUPSB3-B22) - Core
    Philosophy 3 (HUPHA3-B22) - Core
    Economics 3A (COECA3-B33) - Core
    Economics 3B (COECB3-B44) - Core
    Law for Psychology Students (LWLPA3-X11) - Fundamental
    Research Project (HURPA3-B14) - Fundamental
    Work Integrated Learning (BA) (HUWLA3-B14) - Fundamental