B: Bachelor Of Paralegal Studies
Course Information and Fees
The Unit for Applied Law was established in 2014 initially as a service department in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. It has 16 full time academic staff members across four CPUT campuses. The Unit expanded its portfolio by curriculating the first Bachelor of Paralegal Studies degree in South Africa in consultation with legal and paralegal practitioners in the country and abroad. This three year programme responds to the need for primary legal services and addresses some of the challenges in legal education in the country. The first intake for this unique qualification is in 2023 and it shall be offered on the Bellville campus.
The programme aims to equip paralegal graduates with the requisite theory and practical legal skills at an intermediate level within a paralegal context and serves as a preparatory and screening mechanism for advanced studies in law, including the LLB. It prepares graduates to perform the function of a conveyancing paralegal, legal administrator, legal assistant, human resource paralegal, commercial legal secretary, community-based paralegal, family law practitioner, debt counsellor and reviewer, legal interpreter or motor vehicle accident claims handler. It further prepares graduates to represent clients in a range of dispute resolution fora.
|Introduction to Law and Ethics (LWE150S)||R2,750.00|
|Private Law 1: Persons And Family Law Practice (PRL151S)||R5,500.00|
|The Law Of Contract (LCT150S)||R4,900.00|
|Communication Skills 1 (CMN150S)||R2,244.00|
|Information Technology 1 (INT150S)||R2,244.00|
|Legal Research And Writing (LRW160S)||R2,750.00|
|Legal Interpretation (LGI160S)||R2,750.00|
|Accountancy 1 (ACC150S)||R2,244.00|
|Consumer Law Practice (CLP260S)||R3,250.00|
|Civil Procedure (CVP260S)||R3,250.00|
|Private Law 2: Succession And Administration Of Estates (PRL260S)||R5,900.00|
|Mercantile Law 2: Corporate Entities And Procedures (MCL270S)||R5,900.00|
|Communication Skills 2 (CMN260S)||R2,244.00|
|Information Technology 2 (INT260S)||R1,122.00|
|Accountancy 2 (ACC260S)||R1,122.00|
|Public Law 2: Constitutional Law And Citizenship (PUL260S)||R5,900.00|
|Legal Interpreting (LGI370S)||R5,900.00|
|Law Of Delict And Motor Vehicle Accidents (LMV370S)||R5,900.00|
|Law Of Evidence (LOE370S)||R3,250.00|
|Business Administration For Paralegals (BAL360S)||R2,244.00|
|Mercantile Law 3: Labour Law And Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure (MCL370S)||R5,900.00|
|Public Law 3: Criminal Law And Criminal Procedure (PUL370S)||R5,900.00|
|Private Law 3: Property And Conveyancing Procedure (PRL370S)||R5,900.00|
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
The fees for 2023reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.