Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics)

Programme overview:

First Intake for 2024 is still accepting late applications until 26th of February.
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Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics) next start date Next start date: 12 February 2024
13 May 2024
22 July 2024
30 September 2024
Next New Students Orientation Date:
12 February 2024
Returning Students Start Date:
5 February 2024
Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics) study mode Campuses:
Bedfordview
Bloemfontein
Cape Town - Mowbray
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Midrand
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay
Potchefstroom
Pretoria
Vanderbijlpark

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics) duration Duration:
Full-Time:
Minimum: 3 Years
Maximum: 5 Years
 


Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree | Degree: Bachelor of Arts | Saqa Id: 120745
Law is one of the streams offered within the Bachelor of Arts degree. The BA (Law and Politics) degree equips students with a solid grounding in academic theory, underpinning the main concepts of public law such as constitutional law criminal law, and international human rights in addition to various fields of Humanities including Political Science and Communication Science. 
 
This qualification offers a flexible structure which is spread over a minimum of three years of full-time study. Furthermore, the degree equips graduates with analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and people management skills, as well as emotional intelligence and the ability to think across multiple disciplines. These skills will be at the core of every design option within this degree. It allows students the ability to understand and exhibit expertise from multiple perspectives and be a more effective leader.  


More information:

Entry requirements
  • South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor's degree endorsement.  
  • Or a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training with a Bachelor’s degree endorsement. 
  • Or a letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf) for any other school-leaving results 
  • Or a letter or certificate confirming an exemption 
  • from Universities South Africa (USAf ) for any other school-leaving results. 
  • Or completion of a Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Or completion of a relevant Foundation Programme along with a letter or certificate of exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf). 
  • Or completion of a relevant Higher Certificate. 
  • And 25 Eduvos points or more 
  • And a minimum of 50% in English Language in Grade 12 or equivalent
Pricing
Price:
From R67 400 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information. 

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

Programme accreditation
  • Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).  
  • Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).  
Possible career options
The Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics) degree is very broad and prepares you for many different career options, including: 
  • Administrative Assistance 
  • Business 
  • Communications 
  • Copywriting 
  • Customer Service Management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Journalist 
  • Law and Policy Formulation 
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Legal Assistant/ Paralegal 
  • Legal Research 
  • Lobbyist 
  • Non-Profit Programme Management 
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Social Science or Human Resources 
  • Political Consultant 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses


Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Mowbray, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark



International students


International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions


Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 12 February 2024

    Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics) - Year 1
    Admission Fee (ADMINF-B00) - Admission Fee
    Computer Skills (ITSKA1-B11) - Core
    Communication Science 1A (HUCSA1-B11) - Core
    Introduction to Legal Research (LWBRA1-B11) - Core
    Communication Science 1B (HUCSB1-B22) - Core
    Introduction to Law 1A (LWITA1-B22) - Core
    Law of Persons (LWPLA1-B33) - Core
    Political Science 1A (HUPSA1-B33) - Core
    Political Science 1B (HUPSB1-B44) - Core
    Family Law (LWFLA1-B44) - Core
    Critical Reasoning (HUCRA1-B44) - Fundamental
    Business English (HUBEA1-B33) - Fundamental
    Philosophy 1 (HUPHA1-B22) - Fundamental


    Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics) - Year 2
    Admission Fee (ADMINF-B00) - Admission Fee
    Political Science 2A (HUPSA2-B11) - Core
    Political Science 2B (HUPSB2-B22) - Core
    Criminal Law (LWCRA2-B22) - Core
    African Customary Law (LWACA2-B33) - Core
    Constitutional Law (LWCNA2-B44) - Core
    Introduction to Legal Research (LWBRA1-X11) - Core
    Communication Science 2A (HUCSA2-B33) - Elective Group 1
    Communication Science 2B (HUCSB2-B44) - Elective Group 1
    Introduction to Data Analysis (HUDAA2-B33) - Elective Group 2
    Introduction to Coding for Humanities (HUCOA2-B44) - Elective Group 2
    Cultural Studies (HUSCA2-B44) - Fundamental
    Introduction to Research (HUIRA2-B33) - Fundamental
    Philosophy 2 (HUPHA2-B11) - Fundamental
    Applied Ethics (HUAEA2-B22) - Fundamental


    Bachelor of Arts (Law and Politics) - Year 3
    Admission Fee (ADMINF-B00) - Admission Fee
    Public International Law (LWPIA3-B11) - Core
    Political Science 3A (HUPSA3-B11) - Core
    Jurisprudence (LWPJA3-B22) - Core
    Political Science 3B (HUPSB3-B22) - Core
    International Human Rights Law (LWHRA3-B33) - Core
    Research Project (HURPA3-B14) - Fundamental
    Work Integrated Learning (BA) (HUWLA3-B14) - Fundamental