BSocSci (Heritage and Cultural Tourism)

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 (Heritage and Cultural Tourism)

This program focuses on tourism as one of South Africa’s largest and fastest growing industries. Students are trained to play an important role in tourism, especially as far as heritage and cultural tourism is concerned. Graduates can follow careers as tour guides, tour operators (entrepreneurs), heritage resource managers, and publicity agents.

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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 literacy 110
  • Academic literacy for Humanities 125
  • Academic orientation 101

Core modules

  • Archaeology 110
  • Introduction to tourism 110
  • Heritage tourism management 120
  • History 120
  • Aspects of human geography 156
  • Business management 114
  • Business management 124

Curriculum: Year 2

Core modules

  • Tourism and representation 210
  • Community-based tourism 220

Curriculum: Final year

Core modules

  • The South African tourism product 310
  • Current discourses in tourism 320

Scholarships & funding

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


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 46 000 - 58 000 + 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 29 000 - 38 000 + 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 32 000 - 39 000 + 15% VAT


Total credits: 360

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Humanities

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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