Bachelor of Arts

About this degree

Our BA is a broad and flexible qualification, grounded in the behavioural and social sciences. We give you the opportunity to tailor your subject choice to specialise in an area that interests you the most. You will cover foundational modules as well as core specialised modules in a choice of six streams. These streams are Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management, Psychology and Human Resource Management, Psychology and Political Science, Industrial Psychology and Political Science, Psychology and English and Industrial Psychology and English. 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 in your third year.

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. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honors studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, being innovative and adaptable to change, effective problem solving and communicating effectively.




Course summary

  • Location Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Durbanville, East London, Midrand, Port Elizabeth, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark, Midrand
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Study Duration 3 years
  • Start Date February (Two semesters per academic year)
  • Entry Requirement NSC with English 50%, Relevant foundation programme, 25 admission points, Level four in four subjects
  • Accreditation HEQC and SAQA


  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education, 44 Alsatian Road, Glen Austin Extension 3, Midrand, South Africa, 1685
  • +27 11 690 1700