• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The BA with Law offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is also a route to an LLB qualification, taken over two years after completing a BA (with Law major) degree; or over three years if no law courses are completed during your BA degree.

Students interested in studying law are encouraged to take a complete BA or BCom degree first, preferably choosing Law as one of their majors. This enables students to get a feeling for the general law subjects before committing to the study of Law, whilst also developing knowledge and skills in other disciplines which will be useful to them in the context in which they will one day be practicing law.

Career Opportunities

  • Advocate
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Conveyancer
  • Judge
  • Legal Advisor
  • Mediator
  • Negotiator
  • Professional Counsellor
  • Prosecutor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students envisaging a future in human rights, family law, constitutional law, international law, etc.amongst others are advised to begin their legal studies with a BA(with Law major), pairing this with courses like politics, sociology, economics or languages.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS 43+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Mathematics Level 3
  • Maths Literacy Level 4
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with an APS of 39-42 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability
  • International Qualifications
  • English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)
  • Mathematics (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-D | A Level: A-E)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4580 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2290 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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