Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Political Science (Part Time)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Political Science (Part Time) next start date Next start date: 25 July 2022
6 October 2022
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Political Science (Part Time) duration Duration:
Flexible learning. Limitless possibilities.  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.
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Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Part Time Study
Flexible learning. Limitless possibilities. 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 the fields of general  and industrial psychology and will have a choice of Human Resources, English or Politics as a second major. As you progress to Year 3, 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 Year 3.
 
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 problem-solving, being innovative  and adaptable to change, 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.

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Entry requirements
•     Psychology and Political Science
•     Industrial Psychology and Political Science Entry requirements
•     South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) w ith Bachelor’s degree endorsement.

Or
•     A National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the C ouncil of General and Further Education and Training with Bachelor’s degree endorsement.
Or
•     A letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf) for any other school-leaving results.
Or
•     Completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
Or
•     Completion of a relevant Foundation Programme along with a letter or certificate of exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf).
Or
•     Completion of a relevant Higher Certificate.
And
•    25 Eduvos points or more. 
And
•    A minimum of 50% in English Language on
Grade 12 equivalent. 
Pricing
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 Qualification 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 various 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 for you, as a BA graduate are varied and, depending on the study stream you select, could include:
 
•     Communications
•     Market Research
•     Public Relations
•     Research
•     Psychology-related fields
 
In addition to the above, the BA degree offers students 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. Entry into postgraduate programmes is often limited due
to strict selection processes.
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
•     Bedfordview
•     Midrand
•     Pretoria
•     Tyger Valley
Qualification structure
Year 1
(Psychology & Politics)
•          Communication Science 1A & 1B
•          Industrial Psychology 1A & 1B
•          Linguistics 1A & 1B
•          Media Studies 1A & 1B
•          Political Science 1A & 1B
•          Psychology 1A & 1B
 
Year 2
(Psychology & Politics)
•          Cultural Studies
•          Law for Psychology Students
•          Media Studies 2A & 2B
•          Political Science 2A & 2B
•          Research Methodology
Year 3
(Psychology & Politics)
•    Political Science 3A & 3B
•    Research Project
Choose one group: Group 1:
•     Counselling and Therapy Skills
•     Group Dynamics
•     Leadership and Management of NPOs and NGOs
•     Organisational Assessment and Evaluation
•     Research in Social Sciences
•     Work Integrated Learning (I/O Psych)
 
Group 2:
•     Health and Community Psychology
•     Social Psychology
•     Abnormal Behaviour 3A & 3B
•     Individual Therapy
•     Leadership and Management of NPOs and NGOs Assessment and Evaluation 3 or Neuropsychology