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Political Studies can be taken as a major in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin) degree programmes.
Political Studies can be taken as an elective by students in the Law Faculty. At second and third level, not all modules listed will be taught every year.

Undergraduate Modules

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
1st year POL131

Introduction to Political Studies & International Relations

South Africa Politics and the Environment
2nd year POL235 Political Thought in Africa POL231 South Africa in Comparative Politics
POL232 International Political Dynamics
3rd year POL331 Political Theory
POL334 Africa in International Perspective

Research Methodology

For the 2017 Module Study Guides email Nadia Jansen at or Meshay Moses at