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Faculty of Social Science Admissions Requirements

Faculty of Social Science Admissions Requirements

1. Bachelor of Arts (Social Science)
The Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) is a four-year degree programme. The subjects offered are:


    Public Administration
    Sociology
    Economics
    Statistics
    Geography
    Demography
    Mathematics
    Political Science


In first year students are expected to take between 6 and 8 subjects from the list above including Academic Communication Skills, Introduction to Computing for Social Science and HIV Prevention, Infection and Management of AIDS. In years 2 to 4, a student takes courses of two major subjects from the list above.


Entrance Requirements:
In conformity with the general regulations on the normal requirements relating to Bachelor degree programmes, each candidate must possess a minimum of six passes in the GCE O-Level which must include passes at C grade or better in English Language at least C grade or better in a minimum of four subjects drawn from the list below:


    English Literature
    Agriculture
    Physical Science
    History
    Geography
    Chemistry
    Human & Social Biology
    Physics
    SiSwati
    Biology
    Principles of Accounts
    Commerce
    Bible Knowledge
    Bookkeeping
    Additional Mathematics
    Mathematics
    General Science
    Economics
    French
OR
have a C grade or better in a minimum of three subjects in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) drawn from the list below:
    English Literature
    History
    Development Studies
    Geography
    Economics
    French
    Physical Science
    Agriculture
    Fashion and Fabric
    Physics
    Mathematics
    Biology
    Religious Studies
    Accounting
    Combined Science
    SiSwati
    Business Studies
    Chemistry
    Information Technology
    Design and Technology
    Food and Nutrition
    Environmental Management


Candidates intending to major in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Geography must have at least a Credit in O-Level/IGCSE Mathematics.

2. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)

The LL.B. degree is a programme covering five years of study and its complete structure can be found in the University Calendar. Introduction to Computing for Social Science and one other non-legal course elected with the approval of the Head of the Law Department from Economics, Political and Administration Studies, Sociology or Statistics and Demography are offered in year 1 only. Research Methods, a Sociology course, is offered in Year II of the programme.


Entrance Requirements:
To qualify for admission to the LL.B. degree, a candidate must satisfy the entrance requirements stipulated for admissions to the Bachelor of Arts (Social Science).


TRANSFER - B.A. LAW DEGREE HOLDERS
Holders of the B.A. Law degree will be eligible to enter year three of the LL.B degree programme, and shall not be exempted from any courses offered in that year and in subsequent years.