Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and HR/Politics/English)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and HR/Politics/English) next start date Next start date: 21 February 2022
9 May 2022
8 August 2022
17 October 2022
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and HR/Politics/English) duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time only
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and HR/Politics/English) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree prepares you for work in many disciplines and is an excellent foundation for careers in human resources, public relations, communications, teaching, psychology and political science.

Our BA degree is a broad and flexible qualification, rounded in the behavioural and social sciences. This degree aims to develop critical thinking and provide you with an in-depth understanding of human behaviour from different perspectives. You will be introduced to both the fields of general and industrial psychology and will have a choice of Human Resource, English or Politics as a second major. As you progress to 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 certain streams 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, and 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. You will have a choice between one of the following six streams:

• Psychology and Human Resource Management
• Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management
• Psychology and Political Science
• Industrial Psychology and Political Science
• Psychology and English
• Industrial Psychology and English

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.
Price: From R60 000 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
Put your creative and critical thinking skills to good use. 

Graduating with the BA degree can form a foundation for many careers as this degree helps students acquire a wide range of interpersonal skills, which can be put to use in a number of different positions. Some positions would require further training as is common with most three-year degrees, while others draw on the skills developed throughout the BA degree.
The Eduvos programme provides for two core disciplines, which will enable students to have more than one option for postgraduate studies.

The careers and jobs for you, as a BA graduate and will allow you to use your creativity and people skills to make a considered difference to society. 

• Communications
• Management
• Legislative and political careers
• Human resources
• Market research
• Public relations
• Research
• Teaching (require additional studies)
• Psychology related fields

This qualification is offered at the following campuses
All campuses except Potchefstroom
Qualification structure