IIE Bachelor of Arts

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Program Description

Overview

The IIE Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is a broad-based Arts degree that focusses on ‘the art of learning’. The IIE BA degree provides students with a choice of two of the following three core disciplines namely: English, Psychology, and Communication Science. In the second year, students studying this BA degree will need to select two of the core disciplines, and these two subject areas will be the focus of the students’ third year of study. The subject combinations on offer are:

  • English and Communication Science, or
  • English and Psychology, or
  • Communication Science and Psychology.

The IIE Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree will qualify its graduates to work in a variety of sectors and organizations. Graduates will be equipped with advanced written and spoken skills, conceptual and critical thinking skills, as well as general communication skills valued by all employers and needed in all organizations.

The IIE BA degree is a three-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.

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Entrance Requirements

  • NSC: Bachelor pass with English 60%
  • NC(V): Bachelor pass with English 60%
  • SC: Endorsement with English 60%
  • SC(a): Bachelor pass with English 60%
  • International: An USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies with 60% or equivalent for English. A cognate Higher Certificate or 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate or 360 credit Diploma may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies. If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.

Accreditation

The IIE Bachelor of Arts degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 366-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 94119).

Career Opportunities

This degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is an ideal stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business-related career opportunities that include:

English and Communication Science Core Discipline:

  • Authority/Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Subediting
  • Program coordination
  • Scribing
  • Relationship management
  • Media consulting
  • News consulting
  • Proofreading
  • Social media communication
  • Journalism
  • Communication accounts administration
  • Communication consulting
  • Research communication management
  • Teaching (will require postgraduate study)

English and Psychology Core Discipline:

  • Authoring/Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Subediting
  • Editing
  • Scribing
  • Counseling (will require postgraduate study)
  • Proofreading
  • Social media communication
  • Journalism
  • Psychologist (will require extensive postgraduate study)
  • Teaching (will require postgraduate study)

Communication Science and Psychology Core Discipline:

  • Journalism
  • Relationship management
  • Research communication management
  • Social media management
  • Communication consulting
  • Communication accounts administration
  • Media consulting
  • Psychologist (will require extensive postgraduate study)
  • Teaching (will require postgraduate study)
  • Counseling (will require postgraduate study)

Teaching and Learning Strategy

At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VC Blend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VC Blend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments, and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the three years of this degree

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st-century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging, and relevant.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa’s largest registered and accredited private provider of higher education. The IIE Varsity College, a brand of The IIE, leads in the provision of ... Read More

The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa’s largest registered and accredited private provider of higher education. The IIE Varsity College, a brand of The IIE, leads in the provision of these exciting learning initiatives of The IIE. The IIE is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education provider, has more than 57 qualifications accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee, and is a subsidiary of ADvTECH Ltd, a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This scale and status assure our leading position in higher education. Read less
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