SCHOOL OF LAW

IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law

The IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law (B Com (Law)) degree provides candidates with a general
grounding in the key disciplines of law, business management, economics, and finance, to enable
them to enter into a career in business which requires a good grounding in law, or alternatively
follow a career in law, but with a sound foundation in commerce. 
• A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Degree admission- A minimum of 50 % for English coupled with a minimum of 50% for 4 x DESIGNATED NSC subjects (This excludes Life Orientation which is a 10 credit subject.; OR
• A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Degree admission – A minimum of 60 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation , with a minimum of 70% in the four vocational subjects is required; OR
• A Senior Certificate (SC) (with endorsement) or equivalent with a minimum of 50% in English; OR
• Alternatively, a Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or 240 or 360 credit Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies. 

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:
• you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned with a minimum of 50% in English;
• your equivalent qualification is evaluated by Universities South Africa;
• you have a valid study visa issued in the name of The IIE that covers the duration of your studies.
If you have not met these minimum entry requirements but have a NSC with higher certificate or diploma entry into higher education, you may wish to consider registering for The IIE Higher Certificate in Legal Studies (HCLS) first as a pathway to this degree.
Other considerations
Mature Age Exemption:
• Candidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with a Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least four higher or standard grade subjects, at least three of which shall have been passed simultaneously and one of which shall be a recognised higher grade subject; OR
• Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Candidates can demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).
Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of printing, however, these may change. At the time of registration, please check that the entry requirements have not changed.
The IIE’s Bachelor of Commerce degree in Law is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 376-credit qualification on level 7 (SAQA ID: 93729).
The IIE is internationally recognised and accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.
For more information please visit http://www.the-bac.org/ (ADD BAC LOGO)
This degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is an ideal stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of business related career opportunities. These opportunities include, but are not limited to becoming a –

• legal advisor
• corporate (legal) advisor
• company secretary
• person responsible for corporate governance at a particular business enterprise
• business strategy planner
The IIE B Com (Law) degree is a three year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.
In addition to attending lectures, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own study plan as well as research and work on assignments. Learning material is of the highest quality and offers students a blended learning experience where the face-to-face teaching sessions are supplemented with specific online learning activities, digital content/study material, relevant current textbooks and assessments.
To gain the most from the blended learning experience and VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) mobile device – netbook, laptop or tablet – to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the duration of this qualification.
The IIE B Com (Law) degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at level 7 - the same level as other equivalent undergraduate degrees at South African universities. The opportunity to apply for a postgraduate certificate/diploma or honours degree at any South African university exists subject to meeting specific programme entrance requirements.

One of the attractions of The IIE BCom (Law) degree is the prospect of combining this degree with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree – a combination that we know is sought after in the marketplace and highly attractive to potential employers.
The IIE B Com (Law) degree lends itself to articulation into LLB degree, and it is designed with that possibility in mind.
How do I find out more about these further study opportunities?
As a registered student at Varsity College, we will support you to explore the possible postgraduate study options that align to your chosen career area. Each year we also provide our students with a postgraduate information pack. It is important to remember that your academic results remain a key factor when applying for further studies.