Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts is a three year programme studied on a full - time basis where you get to choose the subjects you want to study. There is a great deal of diversity in the units we offer and our system allows students to choose freely from these.
In choosing your units:
A BA is made up of two major subjects (unit sets) and 16 additional units. A unit set or a major is a subject that you take from first year through to third year. This means you study the same subject in first year, second year and third year. Each year you study different aspects of that subject and the degree of difficulty and complexity increases as you become more specialised in that subject.
A unit* is a course that runs for a term (one half of the academic year), either from February to June or July to November. For each unit you will submit essays or assignments and write tests. The unit will be examined at the end of the term.
For the BA three - year curriculum, it is normal to take eight units in first year, eight units in second year and eight units in third year.
Bachelor of Education
At Wits there are a number of options open for students who wish to study education in order to take up careers in the teaching profession or other educational fields. The Bachelor of Education (BEd) is a 4 - year full - time initial qualification, offering specialisation in all phases of school learning, from early childhood development to senior secondary school.
If you wantto qualify as a teacher in the secondary (high) school level, you can also opt for a first degree programme (such as a BA), followed by a one year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Specialist and Professional Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy
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