Bachelor of Arts

Admission and Accreditation

Qualification Requirements

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.

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

Graduating with the BA degree can be used towards many careers as this 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, whilst others draw on the skills developed throughout the BA degree. The Pearson Institute programme provides for two core disciplines, which will enable students to have more than one option for postgraduate studies.

The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Arts graduate, are varied and include:

Child care
Communications
Human resources
Market research
Public relations
Research
Teaching
Writing

Qualification facilities and campuses

None

The qualification is offered at all Pearson Institute campuses

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.

Honours somewhere else

Not all streams are offered at all campus.