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UNISA Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


The UNISA Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is offered over a minimum period of four years.


The LLB degree is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the legal profession. This includes becoming anadvocate, attorney, judge or corporate legal advisor. The LLB degree prepares students for a legal career within four years, with the curriculum offering 40 modules, of which 35 are compulsory. Students may not register for more than 10 modules per year. The degree is conferred by UNISA, with students attending lectures at MGI.

Qualification structure

The syllabus comprises four levels of study:

Level 1

  • Accounting for Law Practitioners
  • End User Computing
  • Research Literacy for Law
  • Family Law
  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • Introduction to the Theory of Law
  • Law of Persons
  • Skills Course for Law Students
  • Foundations of South African Law
  • The Origins of South African Law

Level 2

  • Administrative Law
  • African Customary Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law: Specific Crimes
  • Entrepreneurial Law
  • Fundamental Rights
  • General Principles of Civil Procedure
  • Insolvency Law
  • Interpretation of Statutes
  • Law of Succession

Level 3

  • Civil Procedure: Court Proceedings
  • Enrichment, Liability and Estoppel
  • Evidence: Admissibility of Evidence
  • Evidence: The Presentation and Assessment of Evidence
  • Labour Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Criminal Procedure: Pre-trial
  • Law of Criminal Procedure: Trial and Post-Trial
  • Law of Delict
  • Law of Property

Level 4

Please note that a total of five modules must be selected.

Compulsory modules

  • Competition
  • International Law
  • Law of Negotiable Instruments, Intellectual Property and
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics
  • Research Methodology

The following elective modules are offered, subject to demand:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Advanced Labour Law
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Law of Sale and Lease
  • Media Law

Career options

  • Advocate
  • Attorney
  • Legal Advisor
  • Magistrate


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