Should I study a BA Law degree or an LLB degree?


Should I study a BA Law degree or an LLB degree?

If you're an undergraduate and have already decided you want to become a lawyer then our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree offers the quickest way to become one.

This is not to say that studying a BA Law degree wouldn’t help you as a lawyer, but it’s not a degree that would make you a lawyer. Whereas, an LLB degree is fully focused on giving you the tools needed to be a lawyer or an advocate.

A BA Law degree is considered an alternative degree that complements an LLB degree. It serves as a foundation on which your knowledge of Private Law, Constitutional Law, Customary Law and the South African legal system can be built. This degree is ideally suited to those who are interested in social sciences, or languages.

Studying a BA Law means you’ll be able to pursue a career as a: 

  • State legal advisor
  • Corporate legal advisor
  • Court personnel

Another good reason to study with us is the fact that we are part of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE), which is the largest, most accredited private provider of higher education in the country. Meaning you’ll be receiving an education of the highest quality.

The Independent Institute of Education degrees, diplomas and certificates are offered on Varsity College campuses. In addition Varsity College offers tuition support for qualifications of the IMM Graduate Institute of Marketing (IMM GSM) and has academic partnerships with international institutions such as The Open University of the UK (OU) and the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM).

If you would like more information about the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme available at Varsity College, or you would like to inquire about other programmes available to you, contact Varsity College or visit the Varsity College website at: Varsity College