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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 students wishing to pursue a career in the legal profession. This includes becoming an advocate, 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 33 are compulsory. Students are advised to register for not more than 12 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 

  • African Customary Law
  • Introduction to the Theory of Law
  • Law of Persons
  • Family Law
  • The Foundations of South African Law
  • The Origins of South African Law
  • Skills Course for Law Students
  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • Accounting for Law Practitioners
  • English for Law Students 

Level 2 

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

Level 3 

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

Level 4


Please note that a total of seven papers must be selected.


The following choice of papers is offered, subject to demand: 

  • Media Law
  • Company Law
  • Specific Forms of Delict
  • Law of Sale and Lease
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Advanced Labour Law
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Compulsory papers
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Public International Law
  • Professional Ethics 

Career options 

  • Advocate
  • Attorney
  • Legal Advisor
  • Magistrate
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