Law Qualifications You Can Study Part time

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In South Africa, many tertiary education institutions offer law qualifications at different NQF levels. In this article, we will be focusing on the law qualifications you can obtain while studying part-time.

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A career in law is a diverse one and can lead to a specialisation in various areas such as mercantile law, criminal law and private law. As a graduate, you have the option to pursue a career as an attorney, judge, maintenance officer, paralegal and court specialist just to name a few.

There are many universities and colleges that offer law qualifications in South Africa, which you can study either Full-time or Part-time.

Part-time law programmes are suited to students who want to continue working while studying and will usually involve committing an afternoon or an evening each week to attend classes or lectures.

Here are the Law qualifications you can study part-time in South Africa

University of Witwatersrand

BA part-time with Law

Students will be studying towards a BA degree, with Law as one of the majors. The course has a duration of 4-6 years with mandatory lectures being held once a week in the evening.

BCom Degree with Law

The BCom gives you excellent training in critical thinking skills combined with a range of professional business knowledge. The specialised BCom with Law degree is suitable for students who are interested in a specific field in business but who also wish to have a background in law.


Bachelor of Commerce in Law

The qualification prepares you for work in many areas of business and is an excellent foundation for careers in commerce, marketing and human resources. It is also a pathway to a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) for those of you that want to practise law. 

The duration of the programme will be a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years. Eduvos's BCom in Law is also accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

Varsity College

IIE Higher Certificate in Legal Studies

This higher certificate is a NQF level 5 which develops and provides students with a broad range of foundational legal skills including communication, various aspects of South African law and legal office management.

This programme has a duration of 2 years and is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

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