Why a Bachelor of Arts Degree?

By studying towards a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, you will be able to take the next step into your future with a degree that offers flexibility. With a choice of majors in modules such as communications, psychology and more, this qualification will provide you with a diverse range of career options in the modern world. All universities and many private colleges offer different registered and accredited BA degrees. These degrees are offered either in face-to-face lecture room settings, online, distance and in some instances a blend of these modes. Depending on where you register to study and which degree you select you will be able to determine your desired mode of study and specialisation.

What NewBridge College Offers

NewBridge College offers a voluntary and additional support programme for students who elect to study an external distance BA degree through South Africa’s largest distance University. NewBridge College offers a full-time campus environment for students who see the value and flexibility offered by studying towards a distance degree, but who also seek the full time Campus experience, extra lessons through our support programme, personal and professional development and an active sport and social life.

What the Distance University Offers

Having registered for the distance degree, the University will take full responsibility for your registration towards your chosen registered degree. Additionally, they take full responsibility for the qualification by developing the content, assessing the curriculum and certifying the qualification. These functions are the exclusive responsibility of the University, which is the registered and accredited provider. Entrance criteria are set by the University, and it is therefore imperative that you to check the entrance criteria of your selected degree with the University directly.

For further information regarding registration and accreditation click here

What You Will Learn

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Depending on your specialisation, you will learn:

  • A deep understanding of core psychological theories
  • A fundamental knowledge of English and communications
  • The relationship between communication and psychology
  • Conceptual analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Writing proficiency
  • How communication works in society
  • Ethics of communication
  • Writing and communicating for media

BA Degree Programme Content

Depending on your specialisation, you will cover content such as, but not limited to:

  • Psychology, psychological research, behaviour and mental health
  • Personality theories
  • Communication Contexts and Applications
  • Communication theories and Integrated Organisational Communication
  • Media Studies, mass communication and media theory
  • Foundations in English Literary Studies
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied English Language Studies

Career Path

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The below career paths are available depending on your specialisation within your BA degree:

  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Media Relationship Management
  • Social Work
  • Social Media Management
  • Media Consulting
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Corporate Training
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Human Resources
  • Blogging

NewBridge College Blended Support

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NewBridge College offers voluntary and additional blended lecture and tutorial support for various Bachelor of Arts degrees. These distance or online degrees are registered and accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Council on Higher Education.

Your registration with these providers allows you to receive their materials, their distance or online support and to write their assessments and exams. On successful completion of their degree programme, you will receive their registered and accredited qualification.

Your registration with NewBridge College allows you access to a student support programme at our safe, secure, and conveniently situated digitally enabled campus. This includes being able to attend our full-time blended lecture and tutorial support programme and the NewBridge College Accelerate Academy coupled with our unique Professional Development Programme. This together with our sport and social life ensure you will enjoy a vibrant campus life.

Our approach has been developed to give students a well-rounded campus experience and all the support needed to complete their studies successfully. The result is that our students will have the confidence to adapt to the complexities of the 21st century and learn first-hand how to pursue lifelong learning throughout their careers.

The support we offer on our campus includes:

  • Academic support in our digitally enabled spaces and other learning facilities
  • Extra lessons for your chosen BA degree programme
  • Personal and professional development and International Certifications for Short Learning programmes offered through the NewBridge College Accelerate Academy
  • Sports club membership opportunities
  • Social programmes
  • Campus Cafe

The voluntary and additional support we offer is designed to assist students while they study towards the qualification provided by their chosen institution.

NewBridge College Accelerate Academy

Everything we do at NewBridge College is designed to give students a competitive advantage for life. Every student has the opportunity to join our NewBridge College Accelerate Academy, receiving access to specialist programmes that support and complement your area of study.

Students gain NewBridge College Accelerate Academy certificates of recognition for every level successfully completed to add further credibility to their CV’s when they complete their studies. Specialist programmes comprise workshops, lectures, case studies and specially curated online content, cultivating skills that prepare students to take control of their destiny while enhancing their appeal to potential employers.

The NewBridge College Accelerate Academy comprises the following:

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For any enquiries about this programme, please get in touch with us by clicking on one of the icons below, or complete the contact form below and one of our Student Advisors will be in contact with you shortly.

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For further information regarding registration and accreditation click here

For any enquiries about this programme, please get in touch with us by clicking on one of the icons below, or complete the contact form below and one of our Student Advisors will be in contact with you shortly.

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