Bachelor of Arts (BA) | UWC

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 35 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)

BA Degree majors (Arts subjects)

  • Afrikaans en Nederlands
  • Afrikaans vir Taalprofessies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Classical Culture
  • English
  • Ethics
  • French
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Latin
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theological Studies
  • Tourism Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Xhosa Studies
  • Xhosa Language Acquisition

Maths Code 3 OR Maths Literacy Code 4 is required for the BLIS and for subjects listed below:

  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Tourism
  • Library and Information Science
  • Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology

Career Prospects

  1. Writer/Editor: Work as a writer or editor for publishing companies, media outlets, advertising agencies, or content creation firms, producing written content for books, magazines, newspapers, websites, or marketing campaigns. Writers/editors research and write articles, manuscripts, blog posts, or marketing copy, and edit and proofread written materials to ensure accuracy, clarity, and style consistency, and engage audiences with compelling storytelling and persuasive messaging.
  2. Journalist: Report news and information for newspapers, television, radio, or online media platforms, covering local, national, or international events, issues, and trends in politics, culture, business, or sports. Journalists conduct interviews, investigate stories, and write news articles, features, or investigative reports, and adhere to journalistic ethics and standards to provide accurate, objective, and timely news coverage and analysis to inform and educate the public.
  3. Public Relations Specialist: Develop and manage public relations campaigns and communications strategies for organizations, businesses, or government agencies, building positive relationships with the media, stakeholders, and the public to enhance reputation, promote brand awareness, and manage public perception. Public relations specialists write press releases, create media kits, and organize events and promotional activities to communicate key messages, respond to media inquiries, and manage crisis communication to protect and enhance organizational reputation and credibility.
  4. Human Resources Specialist: Support recruitment, employee relations, and talent management initiatives for companies, non-profit organizations, or government agencies, administering HR policies and procedures, and providing HR services and support to employees and managers. Human resources specialists conduct job interviews, onboard new hires, administer employee benefits, and resolve workplace conflicts, and ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations to support organizational goals and employee well-being.
  5. Social Media Manager: Manage social media accounts and online communities for businesses, brands, or organizations, developing social media strategies, creating content, and engaging with followers to build brand awareness, foster customer relationships, and drive user engagement and conversion. Social media managers plan social media campaigns, analyze performance metrics, and monitor social media trends to optimize social media presence and achieve marketing objectives and business goals.
  6. Marketing Coordinator: Support marketing initiatives and campaigns for companies, agencies, or non-profit organizations, assisting with market research, advertising, and promotional activities to attract customers, generate leads, and increase sales and revenue. Marketing coordinators develop marketing materials, coordinate marketing events, and analyze market data to identify target audiences, assess marketing effectiveness, and recommend marketing strategies to achieve marketing objectives and business growth.
  7. Event Planner: Plan, organize, and coordinate events and meetings for corporations, associations, or special events companies, managing logistics, budgets, and timelines to execute successful events, conferences, or trade shows. Event planners research venues, negotiate contracts, and coordinate vendors and suppliers, and oversee event setup, execution, and post-event evaluations to ensure client satisfaction and event success.
  8. Non-profit Administrator: Manage operations and programs for non-profit organizations, foundations, or community organizations, overseeing budgeting, fundraising, and program development initiatives to advance organizational missions and serve community needs. Non-profit administrators coordinate volunteer activities, develop grant proposals, and cultivate donor relationships, and collaborate with staff, board members, and stakeholders to implement strategic plans and achieve organizational goals and impact.
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