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BACHELOR OF ARTS

Bachelor of Arts for 2024

Why study the Bachelor of Arts?

The IIE Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree will qualify its graduates to work in a variety of sectors and organisations. Graduates will be equipped with advanced written and spoken skills, conceptual and critical thinking skills, as well as general communication skills valued by all employers and needed in all organisations.

The IIE BA degree is a three-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

For more information about studying the IIE Bachelor of Arts offered at IIE MSA, get in touch with us today.

The three study areas offered through this degree allow the option of linking your qualification in Arts with an organisational, teaching or counselling career pathways. Within the twenty-first century context of mass access to knowledge, coupled with the increased acknowledgement of mental health challenges, the degree is ideally suited for the student who wants to make an impact in diverse settings. Depending on the stream chosen, the student will learn about academic approaches ranging from ethical reasoning to contemporary theory and research-based learning, as well as developing vital critical thinking skills required for the work environment. Choosing to study at the IIE MSA campus will allow the student to study in a tranquil, welcoming, and well-supported environment.

Site of Delivery

IIE Bachelor of Arts is offered at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig.

Career Opportunities

This degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is an ideal steppingstone to a diverse and exciting range of organisational-related career opportunities that include:

English and Communication Science Core Discipline:

  • Authority/Writing
  • Script writing
  • Subediting
  • Programme coordination
  • Scribing
  • Relationship management
  • Media consulting
  • News consulting
  • Proof reading
  • Social media communication
  • Journalism
  • Communication accounts administration
  • Communication consulting
  • Research communication management
  • Teaching (will require postgraduate study)

English and Psychology Core Discipline:

  • Authoring/Writing
  • Script writing
  • Subediting
  • Editing
  • Scribing
  • Counselling (will require postgraduate study)
  • Proof reading
  • Social media communication
  • Journalism
  • Psychologist (will require extensive postgraduate study)
  • Teaching (will require postgraduate study)

Communication Science and Psychology Core Discipline:

  • Journalism
  • Relationship management
  • Research communication management
  • Social media management
  • Communication consulting
  • Communication accounts administration
  • Media consulting
  • Psychologist (will require extensive postgraduate study)
  • Teaching (will require postgraduate study)
  • Counselling (will require postgraduate study)
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Bachelor of Arts Duration

3 Years full-time

Bachelor of Arts Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 94119

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Bachelor of Arts Intake

First Semester (February)

Attendances
  • On-campus at IIE MSA: Full-time
Programme Code:

BAG0701

Bachelor of Arts Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (60%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (60%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (60%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (60%)

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Alternate Admission

NSC: (English 50%-59%). If achieved 60% min in final Grade 11 results.

Should the English requirement not be met at NSC Grade 12, then entrance may be granted if the English requirement is met based on the Grade 11 final English mark.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Bachelor of Arts Entry requirements

International entry requirements

International Students

An USAf Exemption Certificate with 60% or equivalent for English.

A cognate Higher Certificate OR cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma or Degree may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Study areas for Bachelor of Arts

English and Communication Science

English and Psychology

Communication Science and Psychology

What is Bachelor of Arts?

The IIE Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is a broad-based Arts degree that focusses on ‘the art of learning’. The IIE BA degree provides students with a choice of two of the following three core disciplines namely: English, Psychology and Communication Science. In their second year, students studying this BA degree will need to select two of the core disciplines, and these two subject areas will be the focus of the students’ second and third year of study. The subject combinations on offer are:

  • English and Communication Science, or
  • English and Psychology, or
  • Communication Science and Psychology.
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