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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,754 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

You, as budding international relations scholars and experts, are here to gain an understanding of the key events and tools that are used to unpack and figure out why states, international organisations, even individuals, behave the way they do.

International Relations is traditionally a multidisciplinary field with origins in history, economics, political science, sociology and law. The first year courses will provide you with a fundamental understanding of this exciting and crucial area of study. For students contemplating careers as practitioners or scholars in international relations, Wits offers extraordinary opportunities as it boasts the oldest and largest programme in International Relations in Southern Africa.

Curriculum

First Year
– Introduction to the Discipline
– Africa and South Africa’s International Relations

Second Year
– International Law and Security
– International Political Economy

Third Year
– International Relations Theory and Methods
– Transnational Issues in International Politics
– South African Foreign Policy
– Foreign Policy Analysis
– Intermediate Political Economy
– US Foreign Policy
– International Organisations III
– Regional Studies Middle East
– Regional Studies East Asia
– Regional Studies Africa

Admission Requirements

– GENERAL BA
– APS 34+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Wait-listing
Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $46

The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Local Students pay an application fee of R100 while International Students pay R700
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Diplomat
– Journalist
– Marketing manager
– Risk Analyst
– Cultural Specialist

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,754
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,508

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R56,920
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R113840
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

 
International Relations
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Development Studies
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