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The Bachelor of Commerce with Law (BCom) at Wits

The Bachelor of Commerce with Law (BCom) at Wits: If you are interested in a specific field in business but also want a background in law, the specialised BCom Law degree is a good option.

Qualification: BCom with Law

Faculty: Commerce, Law and Management

Duration: 3 Years

School: Law

Study mode: Full-time

The Bachelor of Commerce with Law (BCom) is a full-time 3 year degree.

If you want to practise law, you need at least an LLB degree. While it is possible to enter an LLB at first-year undergraduate level, you are encouraged to complete a BCom or BA degree first, preferably with law as one of your majors. This gives you a feeling for general law subjects before you commit to studying law. It also develops your knowledge and skills in other disciplines, which will be useful when you practise law.

If you want to work in corporate law, either for a law firm or in the legal department of large organisations, you should do a BCom(Law) with a second major in Finance, Management, Accounting, Taxation, or any other BCom major.

However, if you want to work in human rights law, family law, constitutional law, or international law, you should begin your legal studies with a BA(Law) and pair this with courses like politics, sociology, economics, or languages.

Both the BCom(Law) and BA(Law) routes into the LLB include introductory and core LLB courses, taken over three years, which will be your majors.

You can then complete your LLB degree over two years, with credits accrued during the undergraduate degree awarded towards your LLB.

Career Opportunities

A law degree equips you for many exciting careers in the legal profession, in industry and commerce, or in government and the diplomatic corps. Other areas include:

  • Professional counselling
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Legal officer
  • Legal, risk and compliance consultant
  • Compliance officer
  • Legal advisor

Entry Requirements

APS 43+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 5


Applicants with an APS of 35-42, as well as English Level 6 and Mathematics Level 6, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

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