Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and English

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and English next start date Next start date: 27 February 2023
15 May 2023
26 July 2023
10 October 2023
21 February 2024
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and English duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full-time only
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and 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.

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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.
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
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
• Bedfordview
• Bloemfontein
• Claremont
• Durban
• East London
• Mbombela
• Midrand
• Nelson Mandela Bay
• Pretoria
• Tyger Valley
• Vanderbijlpark
Qualification structure