Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Police Science

Qualification code: 98683
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 23375
APS/AS: 20
Rules:
Students should note that during the course of their studies, they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. Students must follow the same stream from level one throughout to level three.
Purpose statement:
The purposes of this qualification include: - To familiarise learners with the content and basic theories of a number of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, at the basic and intermediate level, and to provide them with a deeper grasp of one or more of these disciplines taken at exit level (level 7), as well as to enable them to place new knowledge in context and to use appropriate methods for seeking resolution of problems; - To provide learners with a variety of basic scholarly and intellectual competencies, including the ability to question critically the assumptions of a limited range of theories and authorities, and to develop an understanding of elementary research methods used within one or more disciplines; - To equip learners with the ability to give an accurate account of scholarly positions and the competence to express their own opinions clearly and coherently, both in written and oral communication; - To prepare learners for post learner study; - To provide learners with a well-rounded and broad education across a number of disciplines, thus preparing them for a wide range of professions crucial to the welfare of society; - To produce learners who are able to think laterally, critically and creatively; - To produce learners who are prepared for life-long learning; - To produce learners who understand the principles of, and are capable of critical citizenship.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 5:
Students who completed EUP1501 for this qualification, do not need to complete SJD1501. This does
not mean the modules are equivalent.


Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ENN1504 - Practising Workplace English
INS1502 - Developing Information Skills for Lifelong Learning
OVM1501 - Investigative Principles for Policing IA
OVM1502 - Investigative Principles for Policing IB
POL1501 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IA
POL1502 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IB
SJD1501 - Social Dimensions of Justice
Group B: Management Stream. Choose 1 module from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
MNB1501 - Business Management IA
Group C: Public Administration. Choose 1 module from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
PUB1501 - The Nature, Content and Scope of Public Administration
Group D: Law Stream. Choose 1 module from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
ILW1501 - Introduction to Law
Group E: Criminal Justice Stream. Choose 1 module from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
APC1501 - Political Evolution of the African State
CMY1501 - Introduction to Criminology: Crime, Offenders and Criminal Behaviour

Second level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 6:
Students who completed HRM2605 for this qualification, do not need to do HRM2604.
This does not mean the modules are equivalent. Traffic police students should choose
POL2603 and POL2604. Students who have previously completed any GROUP of 5 electives on the second
level for this qualification do not need to complete SOC2604. Students who already passed MNP2602
for this qualification, will retain the credit and should not register for MNP2601 and students
who already passed CIP2601 for this qualification, will retain the credit and should not register
for IOS2601. Students who passed CSL2601 for this qualification, will retain the credit and should
not register for ADL2601. This does mean the modules are equivalent.













Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
EPP2601 - Applied Communication in Policing Module I Recommendation:Should be taken after ENN103F (Not applicable to 90002)
EPP2602 - Applied Communication in Policing Module 2
OVM2601 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIA Recommendation:Should be taken after OVM1501 & OVM1502
OVM2602 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIB Recommendation:Should be taken after OVM1501 & OVM1502.
POL2601 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIA
POL2602 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIB
RSC2601 - Research in Social Sciences
SOC2604 - Sociology of Families and Social Problems
Group B: Management Stream. Choose 4 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
HRM2604 - Performance Management Practices Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or BSM1501.
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or MNB101D (except for qualification code 90017)
MNG2601 - General Management
MNP2601 - Purchasing Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601 (Not applicable to 98683)
Group C: Public Administration. Choose 4 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
PUB1601 - The Structuring and Functioning of Public Services Co-requisite:PUB1501 or PUB1018
PUB2601 - Foundations of Public Administration Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029.
PUB2602 - Protection Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB2604 - Welfare and Social Services Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (Not applicable to 0216X, 03425, NDCRS & NDCSM)
Group D: Law Stream. Choose 4 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
ADL2601 - Administrative Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501 (Not applicable to 02291, 99303, 99304 & 99311)
CRW2603 - Selected Topics of Criminal Law Recommendation:Should be taken after completing CRW1501 (Not applicable to 90002, 98220, 98681 & 98683)
FUR2601 - Fundamental Rights Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (Not applicable to 02291, 99301, 99302, 99303, 99304 & BTPLC, however JUST PLS1502 is not applicable to 98218, 98220, 98681, 98683 & 90002, but only until 2021)
IOS2601 - Interpretation of Statutes Pre-requisite:ILW1501 (Not applicable to 98318, 99303 & 99304)
Group E: Criminal Justice Stream. Choose 4 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
CMY2601 - Crime Risk Perspectives
CMY2602 - Principles of Crime Prevention, Reduction and Control
CMY2603 - Child and Youth Misbehaviour
CMY2604 - Dealing with Young Offenders
POL2603 - Crime Prevention Principles for Traffic Policing Module 1
POL2604 - Crime Prevention Principles for Traffic Policing Module 2

Third level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 7:
Traffic police students should choose POL3703 and POL3704. Students who have passed BSM3701 for this
qualification, will not be required to register for MNP3703. Students who have passed MNP3702 for
this qualification, will also retain the credit and do not need to register for MNP3701. Students
who already passed CIP3701 for this qualification, will retain the credit and should not register
for CIV3701 and students who already passed CMP3701 for this qualification, will retain the credit
and should not register for CPR3701. Students who already passed EVI3702 for this qualification,
will retain the credit and should not register for LEV3701 and students who already passed PVL3702
for this qualification, will retain the credit and should not register for MRL3701. Students who
already passed PVL3701 for this qualification, will retain the credit and should not register for
MRL3702. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.










Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
OVM3701 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIIA Recommendation:Should be taken after completing OVM2601 & OVM2602
OVM3702 - Investigative Principles for Policing IIIB Recommendation:Should be taken together with or follow on OVM2601 & OVM2602
POL3701 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIIA
POL3702 - Crime Prevention Principles for Policing IIIB
SEP3707 - Criminal Justice Research Methodology
Group B: Management Stream. Choose 5 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
HRM3706 - Performance Management
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 or MNG2016 (Not applicable to BTCOR, BTPLC, BTEXP, BTMAN, BTSMN, BTTOU & BTAGM & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
MNP3701 - Strategic Sourcing Pre-requisite:MNP2601 or MNP202F
MNP3703 - Supplier Relationship Management Pre-requisite:MNP2601 or MNP202F
Group C: Public Administration. Choose 5 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
PUB3701 - Public Management Skills Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (NOT applicable to 98052-EBO, XEB, 98052-ECH, XEC, 98052-EZO, XEZ and 98055)
PUB3702 - Public Human Resource Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3703 - Public Policy Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3704 - Organisational Studies in the Public Sector Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
PUB3705 - Public Financial Administration and Management Pre-requisite:PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Group D: Law Stream. Choose 5 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
CIV3701 - Civil Procedure Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & ADL2601
CPR3701 - Criminal Procedure Pre-requisite:SJD1501, PLS1502 & CSL2601 (PLS1502 not applicable to 98681 & 90002, but only until 2021)
LEV3701 - Law of Evidence Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & CRW2601 (CRW2601 - not applicable to 98220, 98681 & 98750)
MRL3701 - Insolvency Law Pre-requisite:MRL2601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MRL3702 - Labour Law Pre-requisite:ADL2601
Group E: Criminal Justice Stream. Choose 5 modules from one of the streams: Groups B,C, D or E
CMY3701 - The Explanation of Crime
CMY3702 - Crime Typologies
CMY3704 - Formal Reaction to Crime
CMY3705 - Victimology
CMY3706 - Contemporary Criminological Issues
POL3703 - Crime Prevention Principles for Traffic Policing III Module 1
POL3704 - Crime Prevention Principles for Traffic Policing III Module 2