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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$2,811 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:Kingsway Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with research skills; theoretical and intellectual knowledge; critical reasoning abilities; and problem-solving skills; an understanding of the normative dimensions of politics, including respect for human rights, open and accountable government, competent governance, defensible security and economic policies and normative limits on the exercise of power and authority in the political order.

Curriculum

First Year

Politics 1A&1B

Second Major 1A&1B

Elective 1A&1B

English 1C&1D

African Insights (online)

Second Year

Politics 2A&2B

Politics 2C&2D

Second Major 2A&2B

Elective 2A&B

Third Year

Politics 3A&3B

Politics 3C&3D

Second Major 3A&3B

Major: The second major is chosen from Development Studies, Historical Studies and Public Management and Governance (3A, 3B, 3C & 3D).

Electives: A language (French and Modern Greek), Development Studies, Economics, Historical Studies, Public Management and Governance, Religion and Sociology.

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)

– The minimum admission requirement for a diploma and degree programmes is a National Senior Certificate (NSC).

– Prospective students who comply with the minimum legal requirements for admission into a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree programme, but who do not meet the additional faculty specific admission requirements for a particular diploma or degree programme (i.e., they have not met the minimum Admission Points Score), may, upon good cause shown, be granted admission to such programme at the discretion of the Executive Dean concerned. If a prospective student does not meet faculty-specific admission requirements in respect of a module in such a programme that is taught in a faculty other than the faculty in which the programme is offered, the Executive Dean must consult with the Executive Dean of the faculty within which the module resides before admission into the programme is granted.

NSC Suitable for Degree Studies

Minimum APS – 27

Language Requirement (English) – 5

Mathematics – 4

International

An Admission Point Score of at least 3

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select online web application.

PAPER APPLICATIONS

Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

The diplomatic service and other government positions, Research (for think tanks and other organisations), Working for the World Bank, SADC, the UN and other regional and international organisations, Journalism (political or otherwise), Analysts and researchers (SAIRR; Consultancy Africa, CCR, etc.), Marketing, Policymakers, Gender activists, Banking sector, Political risk assessors, The tourism industry, Multinational corporations, Development agencies/banks, Nongovernmental organisations, Military and/or intelligence, Academic.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,811
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,995

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R‭46,618‬

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R‭46,618‬) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭49,658‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

Prof.
Prof. Suzanne Graham
Head of Department
Miss
Miss Amanda Mbozana
Undergraduate Faculty Officer