Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Period of study: 3 Years

The Bachelor of Arts exits at HEQSF level 7 and the minimum duration is three years.

The BA intends to develop skilled graduates who are able to engage critically with the world and apply disciplinary content to the resolution of problems. 

There is a strong focus on languages (Afrikaans, English and Swahili), History, Heritage Studies, Geography, Mathematics and Sociology.

Heritage Studies is a compulsory first-year module to provide students with an interdisciplinary academic field that takes a critical look at the way we preserve, present, participate and interrogate heritage and the unofficial objects and symbols of heritage.

For the BA degree, it is envisaged that articulation into postgraduate qualifications will enable further development of the majors or in selected professional fields. 

The package is aimed at equipping the learner with communication skills as well as in-depth knowledge of the subjects of their choice. 

Students from the BA acquire perspectives on different aspects of people and their interaction with the world.

Career opportunities

BA graduates are equipped to become researchers or practitioners in a variety of professional domains such as museums and other heritage organisations, language-based positions (translation and editing), teaching, communication, journalism, creative writing, media work, community development, tourism and the diplomatic service.