Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Admission and Accreditation

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

Or

You should have successfully completed the relevant Pearson Institute 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.

Or

You should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

And

You need 25 Pearson Institute points or more

You need 50% or above for Grade 12 English

Calculation of points

NSC%

 90% - 100% 

 80% - 89% 

 70% - 79% 

 60% - 69%

 50% - 59% 

 40% - 49% 

 30% - 39% 

 0% - 29%

Pearson Institute Points

 8 

 7 

 6 

 5 

 4 

 3 

 2 

 1 

Qualification Accreditation

Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Career Options

The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism graduate, are varied and employment options include:

Community media management
Corporate communications
Editorial work for magazines and newspapers
Journalism
Presenting on television
Social media research and analysis

Qualification facilities and campuses

Journalism Lab with access to international news stations. Broadcast and photography studio.

Computer labs with design and editing software.

The qualification is offered at Pearson Institute Midrand Campus

Additional notes / comments / information

Students who did not complete their secondary schooling in English as the language of teaching and learning or who are uncertain about their English language skills are advised to do an English course to prepare them for degree studies.

Industry visits - 3rd year - 1 years?
Online publishing of stories.