Bachelor of Commerce in Law

About this degree

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, human resources and financial management. 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 elective groups, which you choose in your second year. The core commerce majors are Business Management, Human Resource Management and Financial 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 judgements.

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Course summary

  • Location Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Durbanville, East London, Midrand, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Study Duration 3 years
  • Start Date February or July (Selected modules)
  • Entry Requirement (NSC), Relevant foundation programme, 25 admission points
  • Accreditation HEQC and SAQA
 

Contact

  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education, 44 Alsatian Road, Glen Austin Extension 3, Midrand, South Africa, 1685
  • +27 11 690 1700
  • info.pihe@pearson.com