Bachelor of Commerce in Law (Part Time)

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Commerce in Law (Part Time) next start date Next start date: 2 October 2023
Next Orientation Date: 26 September 2023
Bachelor of Commerce in Law (Part Time) study mode Campuses:

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Commerce in Law (Part Time) duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Bachelor of Commerce in Law (Part Time) support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Commerce and Law | Part Time Study | SAQA ID 86306
The multidisciplinary nature of this qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing and human resources. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law. 

Our degree is broad and intensive. You will cover the general principles and techniques of commerce and law within the context of specialist commerce groups. In addition to Law as a major, you will have a choice to select one major from the core commerce majors which are Business Management and Human Resource Management.
You also gain invaluable understanding and skills in Business English, Computer Skills, Industrial Relations and Economics. You will also study a range of law modules in the field of Private and Mercantile Law. Because of our qualification’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete an internship in your third year of study.

We believe the success of our BCom (Law) degree lies in a flexibility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant and highly qualified teaching staff. Our Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environment, and your exposure to real legal cases, further prepares you for the world of work.
By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees.
This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical thinking, effective problem solving, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively as well as legal abilities like logical reasoning and making ethical judgments

More information:

Entry requirements
You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAf). Or If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• 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.
• You should have successfully completed a higher certificate qualification in a cognate field.
• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
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
Fascinated by business, politics or banking?
The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Law graduate, are varied and include:
• Banking
• Business administration
• Entrepreneurship
• Insurance
• Management
• Payrol Administration
• Human Resource Management
This qualification is offered at the following campuses



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
Year 1
Students are introduced to basic principles of law, accounting, human resource and business management. Computer literacy and various introductory business skills subjects are included in the curriculum.
• Accounting for Law Students
• Business English
• Business Management 1A
• Business Management 1B
• Computer Skills
• Employment Relations 1
• Family Law
• Human Resource Management 1
• Introduction to Law 1A
• Introduction to Law 1B
• Law of Persons
• Quantitative Techniques
Year 2
Students are required to select one major in addition to the Law major for the Bcom Law degree. Students can either select Law and Business Management or Law and Human Resource Management as a major.

• Economics 1A
• Economics 1B
• Entrepreneurial Law
• Human Resource Information Systems
• Individual Labour Law
• Insolvency Law
• Law of Banking and Instruments of Payment
• Law of Succession  
• Research Methodology

And add one group from the following which will serve as your major in third year.
Group 1: Business Management 2A
               Business Management 2B
Group 2: Human Resource Management 2A
               Human Resource Management 2B
Students who passed the Human Resource Information Systems exams with 75%+ will receive a SAGE payroll certificate.
Year 3
Students develop an advanced level of knowledge and skills in both law and their chosen fields of specialisation.
• Collective Labour Law
• Law of Contract
• Law of Delict
• Law of Property
• Law of Sale and Lease
• Research Project
• Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

And add one group from the following groups based on your selection from year 2.
Group 1: Business Management 3A
               Business Management 3B
Group 2: Human Resource Management 3A
               Human Resource Management 3B