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+-5 Years Part-Time


17 May 2021

The multidisciplinary nature of this 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.

Our degree is broad and intensive. You will cover the general principles and techniques of commerce and law within the context of specia list commerce groups. The core commerce majors are Business Management and Human Resource Management. You also gain invaluable understanding and skills in Business English, Computer Skills, Industrial Relations and Economics. You will also study a range of law modules in the fie ld of Private and Mercantile Law. Because of our qualification’s unique emphasis on application, you will select, conduct and present a research project and complete an internship in your third year of study.

We believe the success of our BCom (Law) degree lies in a flexib ility of subject choice, a curriculum that is relevant and highly qualified teaching staff. Our Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) environment, and your exposure to real legal cases, further prepares you for the world of work. By introducing you to research, we are also preparing you for honours studies, a unique offering in undergraduate degrees. This blended approach ensures that you graduate with essential work skills such as critical t hinking, effective problem solving, collaborating in teams and communicating effectively as well as legal abilities like logical reasoning and making ethical judgments.

The careers for you, as a Bachelor of Commerce in Law graduate,
are varied and include:

Banking, Business administration, Entrepreneurship, Insurance, Management or Politics

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South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

There’s a popular myth that part-time online study equals lonely study. However, at Pearson Institute of Higher Education, we’ve busted this myth by creating our unique Virtual Learning Environment.

Even though you’ll be studying in your own time and space, we provide you with on-going support and motivation to ensure that you meet your goals and objectives.

This includes:
– Regular communication with our trained consultants
– Lecture communications and success-focused support
– Small group discussions on online forums
– A direct line of contact with your designated lecturer
– A live weekly lecture – online or on campus

Our Course is delivered over 3 Semesters (Trimesters) per year. And with 4 enrolment start dates per year it is easy for you to start your academic journey with us.

A Trimester has an average duration of about 14 weeks with two modules delivered sequentially allowing our students to focus on successfully completing one module at a time. Students will have a number of activities and task to be completed weekly keeping you progressing through the course supported by a live lecture weekly to consolidate your learning.

A formative assessment (exam) needs to be completed on Campus at the end of each module. And a small break between Trimesters will help you recharge and ready you for the next trimester.

Part time programme will take a student longer to complete due to the nature of the delivery. Typically, a part time programme will take a student 18 months to complete a level and about 5 years to complete all three levels while working.


Total fee: R55 440,00
Discounted upfront full fee: R49 300,00
Fee per module (x2 modules per trimester): R4 620,00


Total fee: R55 440,00
Discounted upfront full fee: R55 440,00
Fee per module (x2 modules per trimester): R4 620,00 


Total fee: R55 430,00
Discounted upfront full fee: R45 200,00
Fee per module (x2 modules per trimester): R4 620,00

*fees are subject to change

Available start dates:
2021 Intake Start Dates – 17 May, 5 July, 30 August, 18 October
2022 Intake Start Dates – 31 January, 23 May, 5 September

Closing Dates for 2021 Applications:
17 May 2021 intake – Applications close 3 May 2021

Admission requirements

You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAF).

If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAF).

You should have successfully completed the relevant Pearson Institute foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAF) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.

You need 25 or more Pearson Institute points.

Want to learn more about our Part-time, online offerings? Send us your details and a consultant will call you back.