Bachelor of Commerce in Law

Mid-year intake?

Students may register mid-year for the BCom Law degree. However, the modules for which they may register are limited and prescribed by the Faculty. In addition, students will only finish the qualification after 4 years (as a minimum).

Qualification duration

Minimum: 3 years

Maximum: 5 years


Qualification start date

Semester 1: February

Semester 2: July

Qualification description

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. The core commerce majors 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.

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).


  • 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 Pearson Institute 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 Pearson Institute points.

Qualification 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
  • Politics

Qualification structure

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3