Bachelor of Commerce in Law

The Bachelor of Commerce in Law is an undergraduate degree that combines legal and commercial expertise in a comprehensive manner. By pursuing this degree, you’ll develop an understanding of human rights and the principles of justice, fairness, and equity, which are essential for a thriving democracy. You’ll also gain knowledge in commerce and law, specifically in areas such as business, finance, human resources, and mercantile law.

This degree is recognized by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), and prepares you for various roles. Moreover, this degree provides a smooth transition to postgraduate studies.

BCom (Law)

Time to Complete: 3 years (minimum) - 9 years (maximum)
Study Options:

Full-time or Part-time



NQF Level:




Entry Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s study; or National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English passed and with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s studies; or prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the modules passed.

A number of post school qualifications may be used for admission and/or advanced placement into the degree programme with due regard for the 50% credit transfer rule and guidelines of progression and articulation. For example, a Higher Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120; or a Diploma, NQF (HEQSF/OQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 240 or 360.

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus in the distance mode of education with support provided at Learner Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus Learner Support Centre nationwide.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

Possible employment opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate General Manager or Business Unit Manager
  • Board, Committee, or Company Secretariat
  • Corporate Governance Practitioner
  • Industrial Relations Practitioner
  • Business Analyst
  • SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, Quality) Officer

Did you know that Boston does not work on a points system

Although your subjects may be considered, Boston does not use a point system for entry.
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Semester ASemester B
  • Computer Literacy
  • Academic Literacy for Law Students
  • Introduction to South African Law
  • Legal Writing Skills
  • Business Management 1
  • Computer Literacy Advanced
  • Law of Persons
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Economics 1
  • Accounting Principles
Semester ASemester B
  • General Principles of the Law of Contract
  • Insolvency Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Business Management 2
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • General Principles of the Law of Delict
  • Property Law
  • Cyber Law
  • Competition Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
Semester ASemester B
  • Labour Law
  • Law of Taxation
  • Applied Research for Law Practitioners
  • Business Management 3
  • Financial Management
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Work Integrated Learning

Various Assessment Strategies (ASC, ASW, AS1 to AS5) are used throughout the modules in the programme. For example, AS4 is predominately applied in this programme and consists of:

Formative Assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, which count forty percent (40%) – twenty percent (20%) each – towards the overall mark.

Summative Assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark.

No supplementary assessment is provided for FA1 or FA2. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for SA1 and SA2 respectively, which will
be charged for.

Please consult the Fact Sheet and Student Rulebook for additional, detailed programme information.

On completion of the programme graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user Applications
  • Demonstrate well-rounded knowledge of the South African legal system, various fields of law, the relationship between fields of law, and the impact of legal principles and rules on commercial activity and broader society
  • Develop integrated knowledge of the underlying principles, legal instruments, concepts and procedures of South African Mercantile Law, as well as the ability to apply such knowledge in commercial contexts
  • Demonstrate integrated knowledge, an understanding of standard methods and procedures, and the ability to solve problems in the context of private law
  • Understand the principles and theory of business and financial management in professional commercial practice, formulate decisions and take action based on such principles
  • Identify, evaluate, and analyse socio-economic needs of society, display an awareness of professional ethics and ethical standards and recognise the need for life-long learning


On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Bachelor of Commerce in Law SAQA ID 104712, NQF 7, minimum 384 credits from Boston City Campus.