Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) - Campus Full Time

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) next start date Next start date: 30 September 2024
21 February 2025
15 May 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
24 September 2024
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time only
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree | Degree: Bachelor of Arts | Saqa Id: 120745
Media Studies is one of the streams in the Bachelor of Arts degree at Eduvos. Media Studies equips students with vital skills in writing, research and critical thinking. Students engage with all aspects of the media – from television, radio and digital media, to media regulation, ethics and different communication technologies.

Furthermore students are introduced to a wide range of approaches to mass media and popular culture.

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) during your third year. In addition,
by introducing you to research, we are preparing you for postgraduate studies, a unique offering of this undergraduate degree. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, being innovative and adaptable to change, effective problem-solving, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively.

The success of our BA lies in its flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and smaller classes, as well as teaching staff with both industry and academic experience. 

We give you the opportunity to tailor your subject choice to specialise in an area that interests you the most

More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an international school-leaving certificate equivalent to NQF level 4. Exemption certificate to be provided.
• 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.
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
This media studies degree is very broad, and it prepares you for many different career options, including:
• Advertising account executive
• Broadcast journalist
• Editorial assistant
• Event manager
• Film director
• Magazine journalist
• Market researcher
• Marketing executive
• Media researcher
• Photographer
• Writer
• Digital marketer
• Media buyer
• Media planner
• Media researcher
• Public relations practitioner
• Runner, broadcasting/film/video
• Social media manager
• Television/film/video producer
• Web content manage
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: 30 September 2024

    Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) - Campus Full Time - Year 1
    Admission Fee (ADMIN4-B00) - Admission
    Political Science 1B (HUPSB1-B44) - Core
    Broadcast Journalism 1B (MSBJB1-B44) - Core
    Business English (HUBEA1-B44) - Core
    Media Studies 1A (MSMSA1-B11) - Core
    Journalism Writing 1A (MSJWA1-B11) - Core
    Media Studies 1B (MSMSB1-B22) - Core
    Journalism Writing 1B (MSJWB1-B22) - Core
    Political Science 1A (HUPSA1-B33) - Core
    Broadcast Journalism 1A (MSBJA1-B33) - Core
    Communication Science 1A (HUCSA1-B11) - Elective Group 1
    Communication Science 1B (HUCSB1-B22) - Elective Group 1
    Public Relations 1A (elective) (HUPRA1-B11) - Elective Group 2
    Public Relations 1B (elective) (HUPRB1-B22) - Elective Group 2
    Introduction to Digital Journalism (MSDJA1-B33) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) - Campus Full Time - Year 2
    Admission Fee (ADMIN4-B00) - Admission
    Broadcast Journalism 2A (MSBJA2-B11) - Core
    Introduction to Photo Journalism (MSIPA2-B22) - Core
    Broadcast Journalism 2B (MSBJB2-B22) - Core
    Media Studies 2A (MSMSA2-B33) - Core
    Journalism Writing 2A (MSJWA2-B33) - Core
    Media Studies 2B (MSMSB2-B44) - Core
    Journalism Writing 2B (MSJWB2-B44) - Core
    Public Relations 2A (elective) (HUPRA2-B11) - Elective Group 1
    Public Relations 2B (elective) (HUPRB2-B22) - Elective Group 1
    Political Science 2A (HUPSA2-B11) - Elective Group 2
    Political Science 2B (HUPSB2-B22) - Elective Group 2
    Communication Science 2A (HUCSA2-B33) - Elective Group 3
    Communication Science 2B (HUCSB2-B44) - Elective Group 3
    Introduction to Research (HUIRA2-B33) - Fundamental
    Applied Ethics (HUAEA2-B11) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) - Campus Full Time - Year 3
    Admission Fee (ADMIN4-B00) - Admission
    Journalism Writing 3A (MSJWA3-B11) - Core
    Journalism Writing 3B (MSJWB3-B22) - Core
    Media Studies 3A (MSMSA3-B33) - Core
    Media Studies 3B (MSMSB3-B44) - Core
    Public Relations 3A (elective) (HUPRA3-B11) - Elective Group 1
    Public Relations 3B (elective) (HUPRB3-B22) - Elective Group 1
    Broadcast Journalism 3A (elective) (MSBJA3-B11) - Elective Group 2
    Broadcast Journalism 3B (elective) (MSBJB3-B22) - Elective Group 2
    Communication Science 3A (HUCSA3-B33) - Elective Group 3
    Communication Science 3B (HUCSB3-B44) - Elective Group 3
    Media Law (LWMLA3-B11) - Fundamental
    Research Project (HURPA3-B14) - Fundamental
    Work Integrated Learning (BA) (HUWLA3-B14) - Fundamental