Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science)

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science) next start date Next start date: 22 July 2024
30 September 2024
21 February 2025
15 May 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
16 July 2024
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science) study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science) 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 (Psychology and Political Science) duration Duration:
Full-Time (Campus)
• Minimum: 3 years
• Maximum: 5 years
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree | Degree: Bachelor of Arts | Saqa Id: 120745
Flexible learning. Limitless possibilities. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree prepares you for work in many disciplines and is an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers.
Our BA degree is a broad and exible qualication 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. 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. 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 exibility 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;
• 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
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, 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: 22 July 2024

    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science) - Year 1
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Psychology 1B (PYGPB1-B22) - Core
    Industrial Psychology 1A (PYOPA1-B33) - Core
    Political Science 1A (HUPSA1-B33) - Core
    Industrial Psychology 1B (PYOPB1-B44) - Core
    Political Science 1B (HUPSB1-B44) - Core
    Psychology 1A (PYGPA1-B11) - Core
    Communication Science 1B (HUCSB1-B22) - Fundamental
    Media Studies 1B (MSMSB1-B22) - Fundamental
    Communication Science 1A (HUCSA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Media Studies 1A (MSMSA1-B11) - Fundamental
    Linguistics 1B (HUELB1-B44) - Fundamental
    Linguistics 1A (HUELA1-B33) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science) - Year 2
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Personalities Theory 2A (PYPTA2-B33) - Core
    Personalities Theory 2B (PYPTB2-B44) - Core
    Political Science 2A (HUPSA2-B11) - Core
    Developmental Psychology 2A (PYDPA2-B11) - Core
    Political Science 2B (HUPSB2-B22) - Core
    Positive Psychology (PYPPA2-B22) - Core
    Developmental Psychology 2B (PYDPB2-B22) - Core
    Research Methodology (CORMA2-B11) - Fundamental
    Cultural Studies (HUSCA2-B44) - Fundamental
    Media Studies 2B (MSMSB2-B44) - Fundamental
    Media Studies 2A (MSMSA2-B33) - Fundamental

    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Political Science) - Year 3
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission
    Research Project (HURPA3-B32) - Core
    Abnormal Behaviour 3A (PYABA3-B33) - Core
    Individual Therapy (PYITA3-B33) - Core
    Abnormal Behaviour 3B (PYABB3-B44) - Core
    Health and Community Psychology (PYHCA3-B44) - Core
    Political Science 3A (HUPSA3-B11) - Core
    Social Psychology (PYSPA3-B11) - Core
    Political Science 3B (HUPSB3-B22) - Core
    Assessment and Evaluation 3 (PYAEA3-B22) - Elective Module 1
    Neuropsychology (PYNPA3-B22) - Elective Module 2