Bachelor of Arts specialising in Law

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts specialising in Law next start date Next start date: 27 February 2023
15 May 2023
26 July 2023
10 October 2023
21 February 2024
Bachelor of Arts specialising in Law duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Full time only
Bachelor of Arts specialising in Law support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree
Law is one of the streams offered within the Bachelor of Arts degree . The BA with Law 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 from humanities which include Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Communication Science and Media Studies. 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 skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, people management skills, 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. The BA with Law Degree requires students to study in addition to law: three majors in the first year, two majors in second year, and one major in third year. In addition, students will have an option to choose other elective modules, along the three years of study.

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Entry requirements
You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an international school-leaving certificate equivalent to NQF level 4 (USAf exemption certificate to be provided).

Or

• You should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

Or

• You should have successfully completed a relevant or cognate higher certificate qualification.

Or

• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
• You need 50% or above for Grade 12 English.
• 50% or above for Grade 12 Mathematics for students electing Economics as a major. Students with Mathematics Literacy (50% or more) must enrol for Introduction to Mathematics and Mathematics for Degree Studies B (Commerce). Students with Pure Mathematics (less than 50%) must enrol for Mathematics for Degree Studies B (Commerce).
Pricing
Price:
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
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
This qualication is multidisciplinary in nature and will enable you to function in different sectors that include, law, politics, business, psychology, communication and it prepares you for many different career options, including:
• Business
• Social sciences or human resources
• Marketing
• Communications
• Law enforcement
• Entrepreneurship
• Tourism
• Law and policy formulation Media
• Brand manager
• Public relations
• Copywriter
• Legal researcher
• Administrative assistance
• Non-profit programme manager
• Sales
• Customer service manager
• Psychology-related fields
 
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
All campuses
Qualification structure
Year 1
Students are introduced to basic principles of law:
• Family Law
• Introduction to Law 1A
• Introduction to Law 1B
• Law of Persons

And choose three majors from the groups below.
Please note no more than one Commerce major is
permitted.

Humanities Majors

• Communication Science
• Industrial Psychology
• Linguistics
• Literature
• Media Studies
• Political Science
• Psychology

Commerce Majors

• Economics
• Human Resources Management
• Marketing
• Tourism

Choose your other electives from
modules in the list below:

Year 1 (Electives)

• Business English
• History 1
• Law for Tourism
• Philosophy 1
• Tourism and Media
• Tourism Geography
Year 2
Students are introduced to aspects
of public law:
• African Customary Law
• Constitutional Law
• Criminal Law
• Introduction to Legal Research
 
And Continue with TWO of the
majors from year one
 
Humanities Majors
 
• Communication Science
• Industrial Psychology
• Linguistics
• Literature
• Media Studies
• Political Science
• Psychology
 
Commerce Majors
 
• Economics
• Human Resources Management
• Marketing
• Tourism
 
Year 2 (Electives)
 
• Applied Ethics
• Cultural Studies
• History 2
• Introduction to Coding for Humanities
• Introduction to Data Analysis
• isiZulu Language 1
• Personalities Theory 2A
• Philosophy 2
• Positive Psychology
• Research Methodology
• Sesotho Language 1
• Tourism and Society
Year 3
Students are introduced to aspects
of public law:
• African Customary Law
• Constitutional Law
• Criminal Law
• Introduction to Legal Research

And Continue with TWO of the majors from year one

Humanities Majors

• Communication Science
• Industrial Psychology
• Linguistics
• Literature
• Media Studies
• Political Science
• Psychology

Commerce Majors

• Economics
• Human Resources Management
• Marketing
• Tourism

Year 3 (Electives)
• Assessment and Evaluation 3
• Counselling and Therapy Skills
• Health and Community Psychology
• History 3
• Individual Therapy
• isiZulu Language 2
• Law for psychology students
• Leadership and Management of NPO’s and NGO’s
• Neuropsychology
• Philosophy 3
• Research Project
• Sesotho Language 2
• Social Psychology
• Work Integrated Learning (BA)