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University of the Western Cape UWC BA Degree

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University of the Western Cape UWC BA Degree

Faculty of Arts

University of the Western Cape Ba Degree, The Arts Faculty is well-known nationally. It offers high-quality education in a variety of fields at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has a substantial research profile. UWC Arts graduates are equipped with the skills of critical thinking, effective communication and social responsiveness, and they have the ability to interact well in contexts of social diversity.

University of the Western Cape Ba Degree, Our graduates have successful careers in the fields of media, journalism, education, marketing, public relations, publishing, editing, advertising, development work, information technology, library and archival work, translation, religious ministry, writing and consultancy.

The first year of undergraduate study for an Arts degree offers a broad grounding in at least four subjects, improving students’ general knowledge and developing important thinking, communication, study and information technology skills. In the second and third year of the BA and BTh programmes there is greater focus on the specific subjects which make up the majors of the degrees. The BBibl is a four-year programme incorporating large parts of the BA curriculum. The courses of study in all subjects offer training which is of an international standard, but which remains engaged with the specifics of our society. The combination of broad critical skills and knowledge with particular subject training is in high demand within the job market. Our undergraduate degrees also offer an excellent foundation for further study.

University of the Western Cape Ba Degree, After the Bachelor`s degree, Arts offers an exciting range of postgraduate options at Honours, Master’s and Doctorate levels. The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) co-ordinates important interdisciplinary research and postgraduate work, and there are substantial research collections at the UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archive and the HRC, amongst others. There are rich possibilities for field-work on the Dynamics of Building a Better Society project, and in the neighbouring communities. The faculty is one of the leading producers of research at UWC, is home to many internationally recognised researchers, and has partnerships with universities and institutions elsewhere in Africa and further afield.

Qualifications and programmes:

  • BA
  • B Library & Information Science
  • B Theology
Subjects

The following major subjects are offered in specific combinations in the above degree programmes:

  • Afrikaans en Nederlands
  • Afrikaans Language Acquisition
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Ethics
  • French
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Latin
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Philosophy
  • Political Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Tourism
  • Theological Studies
  • Women`s and Gender Studies
  • Xhosa
  • Xhosa Language Acquisition
Minimum NSC Requirements – Faculty of Arts
Programme
Course Code
English (Home or 1stAdditional Language)
Another Language (Home or 1stAdditional Language)
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
Designated Subjects
Point Score
Bachelor of Arts (BA)General Admission
2101
4(50-59%)
3(40-49%)
No specific level required
Another Subject at level 4 (50-59%)
32
 Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Subject Specific Admission
 2101
 4
(50-59%)
 3
(40-49%)
Subject Specific Requirements   for the following programmes: Geography, Tourism, Information Systems or Psychology:3
(40-49%) in Mathematics
OR
4
(50-59%) in Mathematical Literacy
 Another Subject at level 4 (50-59%)
 32
Bachelor of Theology (BTh)General Admission
2013
4(50-59%)
3(40-49%)
No specific level required
Another Subject at level 4 (50-59%)
32
 Bachelor of Theology (BTh)
Subject Specific Admission
 2013
 4
(50-59%)
 3
(40-49%)
Subject Specific Requirements     for the following programmes: Psychology:3
(40-49%) in Mathematics
OR
4
(50-59%) in Mathematical Literacy
Another Subject at level 4 (50-59%)
 32
Bachelor of Library and Information Studies (BLIS)
2201
4(50-59%)
3(40-49%)
3(40-49%) in Mathematics
OR
4
(50-59%) in Mathematical Literacy
Another Subject at level 4 (50-59%)
32
Some career opportunities
An Arts qualification is considered an excellent foundation for more specialised professional courses. It is a good start for a career in:
  • Archiving
  • Communication
  • Community work
  • Crime prevention
  • Diplomacy and foreign affairs
  • Education (teacher, lecturer, trainer, facilitator, materials developer)
  • Environmental affairs
  • Government and public service
  • Heritage recovery and management (historian, museum curator, conservation manager)
  • Information management
  • Knowledge management
  • Language services (translator, interpreter, copy editor)
  • Librarianship
  • Management and administration
  • NGO services
  • Pastoral counselling
  • Project management
  • Psychology
  • Publishing
  • Radio and television (scriptwriter, announcer)
  • Religious ministry
  • Resource development
  • Tourism (guide, planner, manager, travel agent)
  • Writer
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