Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Law

Qualification stream: Bachelor of Commerce in Law
Qualification code: 90123 - LAW
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 101041
APS/AS: 21
Purpose statement:
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with integrated knowledge of the central areas of law and commerce, including the disciplines economics, business management, and accounting sciences. This includes an understanding of and ability to apply and evaluate the key terms, concepts, facts, principles, rules and theories in the law and commercial fields. The qualification prepares learners as potential commercial role players with a solid background in law, who can be trained further to the exact needs of the business and corporate world, and are able to start and manage their own enterprises. Moreover, the qualification provides qualifying learners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to gain entry into the formal legal profession (e.g. attorneys/advocates) and other careers in law and related fields. The qualification also sets the foundation for advanced studies in law and/or commerce.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Rules on NQF level 6:

Students who wish to take Financial Accounting as a stream MUST also register for TAX2601. Students
who wish to take Taxation as a stream MUST also register for FAC2601 and FAC1601. Students who wish
to take Economics as a stream MUST also register for RSK2601.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ADL2601 - Administrative Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501 (Not applicable to 02291, 99303, 99304 & 99311)
CRW2601 - General Principles of Criminal Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501
MNB1601 - Business Management IB Pre-requisite:MNB1501 (except for qualification code 90017)
MNG2601 - General Management
MRL2601 - Entrepreneurial Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501
PVL2601 - Family Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PVL1501 (PVL1501 not applicable to 98681)
PVL2602 - Law of Succession Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PVL1501
Group B. Choose four from the following optional streams: Stream 1: Financial Accounting
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2602 - Selected Accounting Standards and Simple Group Structures Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601(except for qualification code 90017)
Group C. Choose four modules from the following stream: Taxation
RSK2601 - Enterprise Risk Management Pre-requisite:MNB1601
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Pre-requisite:FAC1502
Group D. Choose four modules from the following stream: Economics
ECS1601 - Economics IB Pre-requisite:ECS1501
ECS2601 - Microeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1501
ECS2602 - Macroeconomics Pre-requisite:ECS1601

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CIV3701 - Civil Procedure Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & ADL2601
LEV3701 - Law of Evidence Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & CRW2601 (CRW2601 - not applicable to 98220, 98681 & 98750)
MNG3701 - Strategic Planning IIIA Pre-requisite:MNG2601 (Not applicable to BTEXP, BTSMN, 98222 & 98235)
MNG3702 - Strategic Implementation and Control IIIB Co-requisite:MNG3701
MNN3701 - Corporate Citizenship Pre-requisite:MNB1501 & MNB1601
MRL3701 - Insolvency Law Pre-requisite:MRL2601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MRL3702 - Labour Law Pre-requisite:ADL2601
PVL3701 - Law of Property Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
PVL3702 - Law of Contract Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
Group B.. Choose two modules from the following stream: Financial Accounting
FAC3701 - General Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
FAC3702 - Distinctive Financial Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC2601, FAC2602 & TAX2601
Group C. Choose two modules from the following stream: Taxation
TAX3701 - Taxation of Business Activities Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3704 - Tax Administration Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
Group D. Choose two modules from the following stream: Economics
ECS3701 - Monetary Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2602
ECS3704 - Public Economics Pre-requisite:ECS2601