Bachelor Of Arts Degree At University Of Mpumalanga UM

A Bachelor of Arts degree provides a solid foundation for a number of career options. For example, majoring in Psychology and Sociology would enable a student to enter careers related to youth development and social policy development.

Majoring in Industrial Psychology and SiSwati would enable a student to work in Human Resources with a particular focus on cultural sensitivity. Geography and Sociology would also enable one to seek careers in regionally-specific development initiatives. Any interest in working in development could further be enhanced by selecting economics or development studies.

The underlying objective of the BA degree programmed is to enhance and facilitate creativity and critical thinking such that our graduates should also be able to forge new paths in careers that have yet to be identified.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a three-year, 360 credit, exit level 7 qualification.

The curriculum of the BA is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the Humanities and Social Sciences and to gain a fuller understanding of the social world in which we live.

In first year, students select one of English 1 or Communication Studies 1, plus four subjects from a range which presently includes SiSwati 1, Sociology 1, Psychology 1 OR Industrial Psychology 1, Economics 1, Cultural Studies 1, and Geography1.We will increase this range of subjects to include other African languages and other subjects including Politics and Anthropology.

In second year, students will continue with either English or Communication Studies and three of the other subjects taken in first year.

In third year, students continue with either English or Communication Studies and two of the subjects taken in second year.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Of Bachelor Of Arts Degree At University Of Mpumalanga UM

Applicants with the National Senior Certificate:
The minimum requirements for admission to a degree must be met. In addition, students will have the following:
Admission Point Score (APS) of 30
• English Language (Home or First Additional Language): Level 4
• Mathematics: Level 2
• Mathematical Literacy: Level 3

Applicants wishing to be considered for admission in terms of RPL or to have credits transferred to this programmed must indicate this on their application. The University policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) will be applied.

Students will be able to articulate horizontally and diagonally between this general BA, and our existing B Development Studies. Graduates from the BA will be able to continue into Honor’s programmed in any of the subjects in which they will have majored.

Dr Leon Bezuidenhoud (Acting Programme Leader)
Tel: +27 13 002 0233
Fax: +27 13 755 1110