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Wits University Faculty of Humanities

Programme overview

The Bachelor of Arts with Law is a full-time 3-year degree. For part-time study options, please click here.

All societies are governed by some form of law. We need to know the nature of our legal system and how it conforms with morality. Topics covered include Constitutional Law, Customary Law, Persons and Family Law, Criminal Law, Succession Law and Contract Law.

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

 

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Career Opportunities

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
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Entry Requirements

Humanities

Programme
Minimum Admission Requirements 
Selection procedures
APS
Subjects & achieved scale
Bachelor of Arts BA (3 years)
34 and above
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Applicants with 30 - 33 points will be waitlisted subject to the availability of places and preference will be given to applicants with the best English results.
Bachelor of Arts with Law (3 years)
43 points and above
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 3
or Mathematical Literacy - 4
Law Courses - Applicants who wish to take law courses in their first year of study must meet the admission requirements for law.
Professional and specialist degrees (all 4 years):
 
BA (Digital Arts) 
BA (Dramatic Art)
BA (Film & Television)
BA (Fine Arts)
BA (Music)
BA (Performing & Visual Arts)
34 and above & meeting departmental selection procedures
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Applicants with 30 - 33 points may be waitlisted subject to the availability of places.
  • BA (Digital Arts) - Interview, written assignment AND/OR submission of portfolio
  • BA (Dramatic Art) - Interview, written assignment AND/OR audition
  • BA (Film & Television) - Interview AND/OR submission of portfolio
  • BA (Fine Arts) - Interview OR submission of portfolio
  • BMus - Interview AND audition
  • BA (Performing & Visual Arts) - Interview, written assignment AND/OR audition
BA (Social Work)
34 and above 
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5 
All applicants are required to write the NBT test 
Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Therapy (BA (SP&H Therapy)) (4 years)
34 and above
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 4
All applicants are required to write the NBT test.
Please note that the programme is subject to change pending external approval for the split of the programme into BA in Speech Pathology and BA Audiology.
Bachelor of Education BEd (4 years):
 
BEd (Foundation Phase Teaching)
BEd (Senior Primary Teaching)
BEd (Secondary Teaching)
36 and above
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Applicants between 30 - 33 points will be waitlisted subject to the availability of places
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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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