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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  (3 years)
34 +
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 +
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 +  as well as 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
Bachelor of Social Work (4 years)
34 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5 
All applicants are required to write the NBT 
Bachelor of Audiology 
(4 years)
Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology
(4 years)
34 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 4
All applicants are required to write the NBT
 
Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching 
 
Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching
 
Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and FET Teaching
36 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Applicants between 31 – 35 points (preference to higher English results) 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 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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