BSocSci (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Humanities
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

BSocSci (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

The purpose of this program is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and analytical understanding of contemporary political and economic issues. All three disciplines – political science, philosophy, and economics – focus on the social world and social phenomena, each from a different perspective.

Admission requirements

  • The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.
  • Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to: Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB.
  • Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to: Brochure: Newcomer’s Guide 2021.
  • School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor’s status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum: Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic information management 111
  • Academic information management 121
  • Academic orientation 101

Core modules

  • Economics 110
  • Economics 120
  • Philosophy 110
  • Philosophy 120
  • Politics 101
  • Statistics 122
  • Statistics 110
  • Statistics 121

Curriculum: Year 2

Core modules

  • Economics 214
  • Economics 224
  • Economics 234
  • Economics 244
  • Contesting modernities 210
  • Philosophy in context 220
  • International relations 210
  • International relations 220
  • Statistics 210
  • Statistics 220
  • Political science 210
  • Political science 220

Curriculum: Final year

Core modules

  • Economics 310
  • Economics 320
  • Self and subjectivity 310
  • Philosophy in context 320
  • International relations 310
  • International relations 320
  • Political science 310
  • Political science 320

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please contact the University.


Total credits: 432

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cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
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