BCom Law

The BCom (Law) degree is a three-year programme that focuses on core economic and management sciences subjects, but also includes some law modules. It provides a broader perspective on issues such as taxation and commercial law for those who wish to practise law in these fields. It offers an alternate route to the eventual attainment of an LLB degree, which is the minimum requirement for entering the organised legal profession. Graduates may also specialise in a field in the economic and management sciences instead of law, in which case they would register for an honours degree in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

This programme caters for students who have a dual interest in business and law. It offers a combination of commerce and law subjects to prepare students for the law profession, but with a broad commercial academic background. It enables a graduate to acquire an LLB within two years after completion of the BCom (Law) degree. It enables students to pursue other options upon completion, depending on their specific career goals and legal fields. It is presented jointly with the UP Faculty of Law.

To excel in this programme, prospective students should possess the aptitude, passion and skills required for commercial, economic, numeracy and mathematical disciplines.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Good listening and interpersonal skills
  • Logical reasoning, persuasiveness and sound judgement
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ability to digest and convert large volumes of information, scientific data and paperwork generated by cases
  • The emotional intelligence needed to view a challenge objectively and address it proactively
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively

For more information, please consult the Faculty webpage.

Career Opportunities

First step towards becoming attorneys, legal advisors, advocates, prosecutors, presiding officers (magistrates or judges) and academics in the legal field

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 30/06/2023
  • Non-SA – 30/06/2023

Admission Requirements

Important information for all prospective students for 2024

The admission requirements below apply to all who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications. Click here for this Faculty Brochure.

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language








Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS. 

Applicants currently in Grade 12 must apply with their final Grade 11 (or equivalent) results.

Applicants who have completed Grade 12 must apply with their final NSC or equivalent qualification results.

Please note that meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

Successful candidates will be notified once admitted or conditionally admitted.

Unsuccessful candidates will be notified after 30 June.

Applicants should check their application status regularly on the UP Student Portal at click here.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to the Brochure: Undergraduate Programme Information 2024: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB, available at click here.

International students: Click here.

Transferring students

A transferring student is a student who, at the time of applying at the University of Pretoria (UP) is/was a registered student at another tertiary institution. A transferring student will be considered for admission based on NSC or equivalent qualification and previous academic performance. Students who have been dismissed from other institutions due to poor academic performance will not be considered for admission to UP.

Closing dates: Same as above.

Returning students

A returning student is a student who, at the time of application for a degree programme is/was a registered student at UP, and wants to transfer to another degree at UP. A returning student will be considered for admission based on NSC or equivalent qualification and previous academic performance.


  • Students who have been excluded/dismissed from a faculty due to poor academic performance may be considered for admission to another programme at UP, as per faculty-specific requirements.
  • Only ONE transfer between UP faculties and TWO transfers within a faculty will be allowed.
  • Admission of returning students will always depend on the faculty concerned and the availability of space in the programmes for which they apply.

Closing date for applications from returning students

Unless capacity allows for an extension of the closing date, applications from returning students must be submitted before the end of August via your UP Student Centre.

Minimum duration of study

3 years, full-time

Faculty Notes

All modules will only be presented in English, which is the University's official language of tuition, communication and correspondence.

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences aspires to be at the cutting edge of economic, financial and management education, as well as research and community engagement within the national, African and global context. Our mission is to advance relevant knowledge and develop employable, innovative and diverse graduates to co-create value for society.

  • Disclaimer: This publication contains information about regulations and programmes of the University of Pretoria. Amendments to or updating of the information may be effected from time to time without prior notification. The accuracy, correctness or validity of the information contained here is therefore not guaranteed by the University at any given time and is always subject to verification. The user is kindly requested to verify the correctness of the information with the University at all times. Failure to do so will not give rise to any claim or action of any nature against the University by any party whatsoever.

Enquiries about the programme

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How to apply

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