Bachelor of Arts (General) | UMP

APS Required



3 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum APS: 30
  • English (Home or First Additional Language): Level 4
  • Mathematics Level 3 or Mathematical Literacy Level 3

Career Prospects

A B.A. (General) degree can lead to careers in areas such as:

  • Education: Teaching at different levels (consider additional qualifications), educational administration, tutoring.
  • Communication and Media: Journalism, writing, editing, content creation, public relations.
  • Social Services: Case management, community outreach, program coordination within NGOs and community organizations.
  • Government and Administration: Policy research, administrative roles in various government departments.
  • Arts and Culture: Gallery and museum work, arts administration, event management.
  • Business and Marketing: Sales, customer service, market research, some entry-level marketing and administrative roles.

South Africa Specific Considerations

  • Language Skills: Fluency in English and proficiency in other South African languages can be highly advantageous.
  • Focus on Local Issues: Your studies can align with understanding South African history, social challenges, diverse cultures, and development needs.
  • Combine with Practical Skills: Pairing your degree with technical skills (e.g., coding, data analysis, project management) can increase your employability.

How to Enhance Your Career Prospects:

  • Choose a Focus: While this degree is general, identify 2-3 areas of interest within your studies and build knowledge in those.
  • Gain Experience: Internships, volunteering, or part-time work in your target field will be crucial.
  • Network: Build connections with professionals in sectors that interest you.
  • Highlight Transferable Skills: Emphasize how your critical thinking, communication, and research abilities translate to a desired role.

Potential Job Titles (Note: Some might require additional training):

  • Writer/Editor
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Administrative Officer
  • Program Assistant (NGOs)
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Sales Associate
  • Tutor
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