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COURSE: BA IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

BA in Development Studies
BA in Development Studies
Type:
N/A
Duration:
3 Years Full Time

Introduction


The Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies is an inter-disciplinary undergraduate programme which provides students with a foundation in Development and Economics. Development is one of the greatest challenges nationally and globally, and graduates from the programme will find a significant and expanding range of job opportunities in the public, private and civil society sectors.

The programme integrates a deep understanding of development and economic development with an accompanying set of skills – assets which are crucial in the job market of the future.


(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS:


  • Admissions Point Score of 32.

  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.

  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (Home Language or First Additional Language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 2 (30%-39%) for Mathematics or 4 (50%-59%) for Mathematical Literacy.

  • Applicants with an Admissions Point Score between 22 and 31 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008:

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.

  • Learners must score at least 27 points on the university’s SPS rating scale. 

  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Test before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.


Career fields



  • Development Studies

  • Economics & Statistics

  • Politics

  • Public Administration


SITE OF DELIVERY
All three years of the qualification will be offered on the NMMU Missionvale Campus.

DURATION
The qualification shall extend over a period of three years of full-time study.

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