BA part-time with Law

Students will be studying towards a BA degree, with Law as one of the majors instead of another BA course.


Part-time students receive the same qualification as full-time students at Wits.

Part-time students are required to do the following:

  • You need to attend lectures on the Braamfontein West Campus in the evening. Students attend lectures one evening a week for each course being studied. 
  • Normally part-time students are allowed to register for a maximum of three (3) full year courses or six (6) modular courses in a year. Experience has shown to us that it is very difficult for students to cope with more courses while working and also maintaining a healthy family life.
  • Lectures are usually held in the evenings (17:30-21:00) but specified courses or tutorials may be held on Saturday mornings (09:00-13:00).  

This may be subject to change depending on the final timetable.

Career Opportunities

The BA with Law is the foundation for a more advanced study of law and is a route to an LLB qualification. It is suitable for those envisaging a future in human rights, family law, constitutional law, international law, amongst others.


BA Degree with Law

Choose one BA major from the following, with Law as the second major:

  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • English
  • Media Studies

You earn points as you progress through courses, with a minimum total of 432 points for BA required for completion of the degree, which can take 4 to 6 years as a part-time student.

Students who have been accepted onto the BA with Law programme, will be assisted with the choice of courses and planning of their studies.

Download the 2022 BA with Law Road Map and the 2022 BA Law Timetable Semester 2.

Entry Requirements

APS 43+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Mathematics Level 3

Maths Literacy Level 4


Applicants with an APS of 40-42 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Prior to 2008 - Old Matric
  • Matric with full exemption and an admission rating score of 26.  
  • English on Higher Grade (first or second language) with a symbol of D or above

Applications from students currently studying Law at other institutions, and who do not have an undergraduate degree, will be considered if they have passed at least three courses at that institution, two of which must be Law courses. If applicants do not meet this requirement, they will have to apply for the general BA or BCom and then convert once they have successfully completed their first year of study.

Students who have completed National Diplomas or BTech degrees, will be allowed to enrol for the BA or BCom general degree first and can convert once they have successfully completed the first year of study.

In cases where students already hold a degree and want to enrol for a full degree with Law (e.g. engineers looking for a full degree), their first degree will be accepted as meeting the entry requirements, but they will not be credited for courses passed in the previous degree. Students who already have degrees will be allowed to register for Law courses for non-degree purposes as occasional students.

University Application Process

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process. 
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information on student funding and scholarships. University-funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.

Wits Plus applicants: terms of payment are in accordance with University regulations, and students are not eligible for University bursaries/NSFAS or residential accommodation.