Which Subjects are Required for Law Studies in South African Universities

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Which Subjects are Required for Law Studies in South African Universities: Find out what high school (Grade 10, 11, and 12) subjects are required for different Universities in South Africa for Law related studies.

Wits BA Law Subjects Requirements

The BA is also a route to an LLB qualification, taken over two years after completing a BA (with Law major) degree; or over three years if no law courses are completed during your BA degree.

Students interested in studying law are encouraged to take a complete BA or BCom degree first, preferably choosing Law as one of their majors. This enables students to get a feeling for the general law subjects before committing to the study of Law, whilst also developing knowledge and skills in other disciplines which will be useful to them in the context in which they will one day be practicing law.

APS 43+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Mathematics Level 3

Maths Literacy Level 4


Applicants with an APS of 39-42 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

International Qualifications

English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Mathematics (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-D | A Level: A-E)

UJ Law Degree Subject requirements

Some of the benefits of studying Law Degree at UJ:

  • Contributing to the Faculty’s outstanding academic results is a highly qualified and motivated team of lecturers, boasting master’s and doctoral degrees in abundance.
  • The UJ Faculty of Law has strong ties with some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country. Each first-year student is taken to visit a lower court, high court and the constitutional court – a truly unique experience.
  • The UJ Faculty of Law has effective mentor and tutor systems in place to help students succeed in their current and future legal studies.
  • The Faculty of Law boasts a world-class law library.
  • In the module, Applied Legal Studies, final-year LLB students obtain practical training and experience through real-life situations and working with real clients.
  • Students participate in moot court competitions annually.
  • UJ has always performed exceptionally well at these competitions, both nationally and internationally.
  • Students study law in the economic hub of Africa.
  • Our sterling master’s degree programmes combine academic research with some of the specialised fields of legal and commercial practice, empowering students to participate authoritatively in their chosen fields.
  • Unique study opportunities are available to students through international exchange programmes at overseas universities.

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