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Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management

Programme overview

The Bachelor of Commerce with Law (BCom) is a full-time 3 year degree. It may also be studied part-time through Wits Plus.

On successful completion of the degree, students who wish to further their study of law may apply for the 2-year LLB programme.

Wits Law students learn communication skills, both oral and written, the ability to analyse and solve problems logically, to argue from a position of weakness or strength, and to work under pressure.

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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
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Entry Requirements

Commerce, Law and Management 
Programme Minimum Admission Requirements  Selection procedures
APS Subjects & achieved scale
Bachelor of Commerce:
BCom (3 years)
 
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) - BCom Accounting (3 years)
39 and above English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 5
Applicants between 35 - 38 points with English and Maths at level 5, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.
Bachelor of Commerce with Law: BCom (Law) (3 years) 43 and above English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 5
Applicants between 35 - 42 points with English and Maths at level 5, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.
Bachelor of Economic Science:
BEconSc (3 years)
42 and above  English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 6
Programmes requiring Maths
• Maths Major - 6
• Maths Stats, Acc Sci - 7
Applicants between 39 - 41 points with English at level 5 and Maths at level 7, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.
Bachelor of Accounting Science: BAccSc (3 years) 42 and above English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 5
Applicants between 39 - 41 points with English and Maths at level 5, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available. Applicants with 3 points below the minimum APS will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.

 

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Application Process

Your application

  • You may apply for three programmes (degrees).
  • Applications to Wits must enclose a non-refundable application fee of R100 (for international applicants, R700).

Documentation / Checklist

  • Submit your Grade 11 report which must be signed and stamped by your school principal.
  • If you have already matriculated, attach a copy of your matric certificate.

Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.

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Closing Dates

30 June 2017
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes)
Bachelor of Architecture
BA in Speech and Hearing Therapy

30 September 2017
All other University programmes
Residence applications 

Online applications
  • Complete an online application to study at Wits
  • Complete an online application for financial aid or residential accommodation
  • Download an application
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Course Costs

The average course costs range from R38728 to R48550, depending on the course and the number of years of study.
Tuition fees are payable for each course for which a student is registered. 

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