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Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

3 years

Minimum Credits:

370

NQF Level:

7

SAQA:

117948

MODE:

Contact Learning

CAMPUS:

Waterfall (Midrand)

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Arts in Law programme equips students to interpret and apply law and contribute to the development of the African political system. The programme also aims to offer personal and professional formation through the development of the students’ leadership skills and their understanding of the Humanities within the Southern African context. The programme will enable students to serve in a variety of capacities in the private and public spheres. It will provide the student with the knowledge base, theory, methodology and application relevant to the core areas of private law. The programme will also equip students to be public intellectuals and reflexive practitioners who work for change within Africa. They will learn analytical skills to interpret the political context creatively.

They will also gain ethical leadership skills that equip them to lead and mobilise organisations and communities towards societal transformation. Students can pursue careers in law, journalism, politics, management, intelligence, and public administration. Through innovative learning approaches, the qualification promotes an inclusive and transformative ethos of reconciliation, equality, justice, and peace. The programme also serves as an alternative route for entry into the LLB (Level 8) degree.

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Law a student may articulate Will be able to qualify for admission to a Bachelor of Laws at NQF level 8 (third year) or an Honours degree in Humanities at NQF level 8.

 
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  • THE BUDDY PROGRAMME

The Buddy programme exists to help first year students to make the transition between secondary and tertiary studies.

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LAW ARE:

 

  • a Senior Certificate (SC) with degree endorsement; OR

  • a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 50% in four 20-credit modules and a minimum of 40% in English Home Language or First Additional Language; OR

  • a National Senior Certificate – Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)) with a minimum of 50% in three fundamental modules including English; and minimum 60% in four vocational modules; OR

  • a relevant N6 National Diploma.

 

MATURE AGE EXEMPTION

 

Candidates who do not meet the requirements for degree studies listed above, but who have reached the ages of 23 or 45 respectively, may apply for Mature Age Exemption via the USAF Matriculation Board under the following conditions:

  • Candidates who have reached/will reach the age of 23 during the first year of registration and who have achieved a Senior Certificate with a pass in at least four subjects, including one of the official languages experience and including one subject on Higher Grade;

  • Candidates who have reached the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

 

STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level.  Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.

 

COURSE CURRICULUM

The Bachelor of Arts in Law consists of twenty (20) compulsory modules and one (1) elective module.

The elective in the second year of study enable students to select a module according to their field of interest or specialisation.

Prerequisites:
  1. Politics and Government IIA and Politics and Government IIB: First complete Politics and Government I.

  2. Politics and Government IIIA, Politics and Government IIIB and Politics and Government III C: First complete Politics and Government IIA and Politics and Government IIB.

  3. Law of Succession, Law of Contract, Law of Delict, Law of Property: First complete Law of Persons and Family Law.

 

1st YEAR MODULES

  • Academic and Creative Writing

  • Family Law

  • Introduction to Law

  • Law of Persons

  • Legal Skills

  • Philosophy I

  • Politics and Government I

 

3rd YEAR MODULES

  • Administrative Justice

  • Constitutional Law

  • Law of Delict

  • Law of Property

  • Politics and Government IIIA

  • Politics and Government IIIB

  • Politics and Government IIIC

2nd YEAR MODULES

  • African Customary Law

  • African Human Rights Law

  • Law of Contract

  • Law of Succession 

  • Politics and Government IIA

  • Politics and Government IIB

  • ELECTIVE I Choose ONE of the following elective modules:

    • Understanding and Managing Creativity OR Innovation

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:

 

  • Legal Advisor

  • Mediator

  • Negotiator

  • Arbitrator

  • Political Analyst

  • Legal Compliance and Monitoring Officer

  • Government Employee

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