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The following undergraduate study programmes are offered in the Faculty of Humanities:

For more information on the degrees, admission requirements, closing dates for applications and selection criteria, consult the Faculty of Humanities' undergraduate brochure

(Prospective students who wish to study Psychology, must register for the BA - General degree (own specialisation) and take Psychology as one of their majors.)

Please note that the University of Pretoria is considering the suspension of the BA(Hons) programme in Journalism as from 2015.  Once a decision has been made, potential applicants will be informed through the appropriate media.

General formative Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (so-called BA - General)

Baccalaureus Artium in Languages (BA Languages)

  • specialising in Languages
  • specialising in English Studies

Baccalaureus in Political Sciences (BPolSci)

  • specialising in International Studies
  • specialising in Political Studies

Baccalaureus in Social Sciences (BSocSci)

  • specialising in Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies
  • specialising in Philosophy, Politics and Economics [PPE] New degree, offered from 2014

Baccalaureus in Heritage and Cultural Sciences (BHCS)

  • specialising in Heritage and Cultural Tourism  
Baccalaureus in Communication Pathology (BCommunication Pathology)
  • specialising in Audiology
  • specialising in Speech-Language Pathology

Baccalaureus in Social Work (BSW)

Baccalaureus in Sport and Leisure Studies

  • Option: Sport and Recreation Management
  • Option: Sport Psychology
  • Option: Sport and Leisure in Society
  • Option: Sport Coaching Sciences
Baccalaureus in Sport Sciences (BSportSci) and
Baccalaureus Artium (Human Movement Science) 
Note: The Faculty of Humanities will split the existing academic Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences into two separate academic departments as from 2014. The existing degrees, BA Human Movement Science, BA Human Movement Science Option: Sport Psychology, BSportSci and BSportSci Option: Golf will be replaced with the BA Sport and Leisure Studies and BSportSci degrees in 2015, which will be accommodated in the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Health Sciences, respectively.

Please refer to the Faculty of Health Sciences’ brochure for more information on the BSportSci and BSportSci Option: Golf degrees, as well as for the Higher Certificate in Sport Sciences (from 2015 the Certificate in Sports Sciences will no longer be offered, but will be replaced by the Higher
Certificate in Sport Science)

Baccalaureus and Baccalaureus Artium in the Visual and Performing Arts

  • BA in Fine Arts
  • BA in Information Design
  • BA in Visual Studies
  • Baccalaureus in Music (BMus)
  • BA in Music
  • BA in Drama

Other degree

  • Baccalaureus Artium (Law)

For more information on admission requirements, closing dates for applications and selection criteria for degrees, consult the Faculty of Humanities' undergraduate brochure.