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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
(3 years)
  - General
  - Accounting
  - Information
     Systems
  - PPE
39 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 5
Applicants with an APS between 35 - 38, as well as English 6 and Mathematics 6, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.
Bachelor of Commerce with Law
(3 years)
43 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 5
Applicants with an APS between 35 - 42, as well as English 6 and Mathematics 6, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.
Bachelor of Economic Science 
(3 years)
42 +

English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 6

  • Maths Major - Mathematics 6
  • Actuarial Science - English and Mathematics 7                    
Applicants with an APS between 39 - 41, as well as English 5 and Mathematics 7, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.
Bachelor of Accounting Science 
(3 years)
42 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 6
Applicants with an APS between 39 - 41, as well as English 6 and Mathematics 6, will be waitlisted subject to the number of places available.
LLB (for Graduates only)
No Matric APS calculation 
Subject to assessment criteria as determined by the School of Law, and availability of places
The 4 year LLB was dicontinued at the end of 2014. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree at an institution other than Wits are required to apply for the 3 year LLB programme. Wits applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree without Law modules are also required to apply for the 3 year LLB. Wits applicants who have completed a BA Law or BCom Law are eligible to apply for the 2 year LLB. 
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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 2018
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes)
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Audiology
Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology

30 September 2018
All other University programmes
Residence applications 

Online applications
  • Complete an online application to study at Wits
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Course Costs

The average course costs for local students range from R34 000 to R62 000, 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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