BA in Social Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences programmes combine disciplines and courses to provide the student with a particular knowledge and skills base. This Social Sciences degree will open up an attractive range of career options. Sophisticated communication skills, comprehensive research skills, clear analytical thinking and flexibility are the qualities you can expect to possess after completing the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences.

Degree Options

You can also major in one of the following options:

International Relations 

International relations involve the study and practice of interaction internationally. It focuses on blending fields such as economics, history, and political science to examine topics like human rights, global poverty, the environment, economics, globalisation, security, global ethics, and the political environment.

Political Science 

This subject  enables students to analyse and describe the nature and characteristics of political dynamics, political actors (e.g. political parties and interest groups) and processes (e.g. political communication and public opinion), and to apply the fundamental theories in this regard.

All the above degrees are three-year courses and are presented full-time at our Mahikeng Campus (MC) only.

Core Subjects

  • Economics
  • Trade Studies, Practice and Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science

Admission Requirements

  • APS of 25

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Career Opportunities

Various opportunities include positions as:

  • Researcher
  • Diplomat
  • African Union or United Nations agent
  • Political journalist
  • Political adviser and analyst


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