Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce in Law

Qualification stream: Law
Qualification code: 98309 - LAW
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 5563
APS/AS: 21
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet. Students who have already passed ENN103F will retain credits for ENG1503.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifiers with graduate-level knowledge, specific skills, applied competence and the necessary attitudes in the fields associated with commerce and industry that prepare them to be lifelong learners, employable workers/entrepreneurs and contributors to society and the business community. The second purpose of the qualification is to provide South Africa (and other countries) with functional managers at the middle management level in all sectors of the economy. A further purpose of the qualification is to provide graduates with a self-sustaining understanding of the process whereby productive resources are mobilised and utilized with a view to being gainfully employed in serving the material needs of society in a globalised world.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2022, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

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

RULES on NQF level 5:
Students who have already passed DSC1520 for this qualification, will retain the credit and do not
have to register for SJD1501. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.

Second level

RULES on NQF level 6:

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AUE2602 - Corporate Governance in Accountancy Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
CLA2602 - Commercial Law IIB
IOP2608 - Forensic Industrial Psychology
LLW2601 - Individual Labour Law
LLW2602 - Collective Labour Law
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
TAX2601 - Principles of Taxation Pre-requisite:FAC1502

Third level

RULES on NQF level 7:

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
AUI3702 - The Internal Audit Process: Test of Controls Pre-requisite:AUI2601 & AUE2602 (AUI2601 Not applicable to 98309)
MRL3701 - Insolvency Law Pre-requisite:MRL2601 (Not applicable to 98683)
PVL3701 - Law of Property Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
PVL3702 - Law of Contract Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
PVL3703 - Law of Delict Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
PVL3704 - Enrichment Liability and Estoppel Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
TAX3701 - Taxation of Business Activities Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3702 - Taxation of Individuals Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601
TAX3703 - Taxation of Estates Pre-requisite:FAC1601
TAX3704 - Tax Administration Pre-requisite:FAC1601 & TAX2601