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Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

3 years

Minimum Credits:

410

NQF Level:

7

SAQA:

117872

MODE:

Distance Learning

CAMPUS:

Distance Learning

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree will benefit you not only in a competitive business world, but also within the legal fraternity.

This Bachelor of Commerce in Law qualification is designed to equip students with the core competencies necessary to pursue a career in law or commerce.

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

The elective module in the third year enables students to select a module according to their field of interest or specialisation.

 

FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:

Upon completion enables further studies towards the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) postgraduate or the Bachelor of Business Administration Honours degree on NQF Level 8 or an equivalent NQF level 8 programme.

 
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR DISTANCE LEARNING

Distance learning students have access to STADIO’s student support services via the learning management system. Students can access a range of presentations and online support initiatives aimed at success and wellness. At the start of the semester, new students will be invited to join the online student orientation programme to familiarise themselves with the services offered by STADIO.

STADIO, in partnership with SADAG, has a dedicated STADIO student helpline providing students with free telephonic counselling, information, referrals, and support. Students will also have access to general counselling services.

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE BACHELOR OF COMMERCE 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 subjects 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 subjects including English; and minimum 60% in four vocational subjects; OR

  • a STADIO Certificate; OR

  • a STADIO Higher Certificate in Management; OR

  • a STADIO Higher Certificate in Paralegal Studies; OR

  • a STADIO Diploma in Management; OR

  • a relevant N6 National Diploma.

 

NAMIBIAN STUDENTS: 

Alternative Admission Requirements

  • 25 points over 5 modules

 

 

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 Commerce in Law Degree consists of twenty (20) compulsory modules and one (1) elective module.

The elective module in the third year enables students to select a module according to their field of interest or specialisation.

Prerequisites:

Before commencing with Law of Succession (LOS201), Law of Contract (LCN301), Law of Delict (LOD301) OR Law of Property (LPY201) a student must complete Law of Persons (LOP101/LOP162) & Family Law (LFL101/LFL162).

 

1st YEAR MODULES

  • Business Communication 

  • Business Management I 

  • Economics IA 

  • Economics IB

  • Family Law 

  • Introduction to Law 

  • Law of Persons 

  • Legal Skills

 

3rd YEAR MODULES

  • Financial Management 

  • Law of Contract 

  • Law of Delict 

  • Law of Property

  • Management III

  • ELECTIVE I Choose ONE of the following elective modules:

    • Leadership OR Insolvency Law OR Income Tax 1 OR Corporate Governance

2nd YEAR MODULES

  • Accounting

  • Business Law I 

  • Economics IIA

  • Economics IIB

  • Labour Law

  • Law of Succession 

  • Management II

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

  • A manager with a background in commerce and law.

  • Start and manage your own enterprise.

  • A legal advisor

  • Associate Attorney

  • Corporate Secretary

  • Private Investigator

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