Labour Policy and Globalisation

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Labour Policy and Globalisation is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.


Students must complete five courses to qualify with Bachelor of Arts, with Honours in the field of Labour, Policy & Globalisation. Three courses are compulsory with an additional two elective courses.


Full-time Structure:
  • Three courses in the first semester
  • Two courses in the second semester
Part-time Structure:
  • Two courses in the first semester of the first year
  • One course in the second semester of the first year
  • One course in the first semester of the second year
  • One course in the second semester of the second year

Alternatively, the student may elect to move the elective courses around. The compulsory courses are taken in the first year.

Entry Requirements

  • BA or undergraduate Degree
  • At least three years of union/labour support organisation (LSO) experience
  • Official letter of support from the union/LSO
  • Personal Motivation Letter from applicant
  • Formal, written commitment to return to union/LSO for at least two years after completing GLU programme
  • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Sample of written academic work 60% and above average for previous studies

Additional entry requirements may apply.

University Application Process

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.