Bachelor of Commerce in Law at UNISA

The BCom Law is a business law degree that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory, and methodology of commerce, and the general rules of law. You will receive specialized knowledge in certain law subjects such as tax, accounting, governance, and compliance.

Qualification code:90123
NQF level:7
Total credits:360
SAQA ID:101041
Maximum time to complete this qualification: 8 years

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and at least 50% in Mathematics,
a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning and with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Mathematics,
subject to institutional admission requirements, a National Certificate (Vocational) issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training, with at least 60% in the following three fundamental subjects: English, Mathematics and Life Orientation; and in addition, at least 70% in the four vocational subjects, chosen from either of the following two streams (a) Business, Commerce and Management Sciences or (b) Law, Military Sciences and Security,
any relevant Higher Certificate obtained in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, College of Accounting Sciences, or the College of Law,
any relevant Diploma obtained in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, College of Accounting Sciences or the College of Law.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you’ve received your student number:

R120 for online applications

Use the student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee reference number (ie STUDENT NUMBER 5370810030)

Send the proof of payment to

Visit for banking details and payment information.

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa, or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa’s student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Applications for admission to Unisa’s undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees) will be open from 11 August to 15 October 2022.

Please take note of the following:

All applications for admission must be submitted online. No self-help stations will be available for applications.

Admission to a qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with the admission requirements and if space is available.

Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enroll for them.

Take note of the following:

Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 

Apply for admission during Unisa’s application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.


Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa’s offer. Visit for registration information.

What jobs can you get with BCom law?

The Bachelor of Commerce with Law (BCom) is a full-time 3-year degree.

Other areas include:

Professional counseling.

Negotiation and conflict resolution.

Legal officer.

Legal, risk, and compliance consultant.

Compliance officer.

Legal advisor.