Unisa LLB Degree

Unisa Law Degree

Admission requirements

Special admission requirements and closing dates for LLB registrations are set by UNISA each year. Please ensure that you acquire all these details from UNISA’s website: www.unisa.ac.za


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 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 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:

Level 1

  • Financial Accounting Principles for Law Practitioners
  • Social Dimensions of Justice
  • Research Literacy for Law
  • Family Law
  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • Introduction to 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

Compulsory modules:

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

Elective modules:

MGI will offer elective modules subject to demand. Students must refer to the UNISA prospectus for a comprehensive list of elective modules.

Students who successfully complete all levels of study are awarded the UNISA Bachelor Laws (LLB) degree.

Possible career options

  • Advocate
  • Attorney
  • Legal Advisor
  • Magistrate

MGI is not responsible for the accuracy of the UNISA Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course content. Subject to change without notice.

Please refer to the UNISA website (www.unisa.ac.za).