Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


120 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of law with the Bachelor of Laws at the University of South Africa (UNISA). This generic LLB qualification is not just a degree; it’s a framework for innovation and stakeholder-driven excellence. By setting a minimum standard of outcomes, it ensures that all LLB qualifications within the ‘career-focused track’ of the NQF meet rigorous standards for accreditation.

In a liberated and dynamic learning environment, this program aims to produce law graduates with a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, a high level of cognitive and generic skills, and competence in applying knowledge through basic research methods and practice. We don’t seek to make all LLB degrees identical but aspire to provide a framework that nurtures initiative, responsibility, and ethical standards in our graduates. Our goal is to empower lawyers who actively contribute to the administration of justice and the development of legal institutions in South African society.


Embark on a legal journey of distinction with the Bachelor of Laws (Qualification Code: 98680) at UNISA. This NQF Level 8 program offers a comprehensive curriculum, totaling 480 credits. With an APS/AS of 20, you have the flexibility to complete this qualification within a maximum of 10 years. Our program goes beyond the conventional, providing a robust foundation for a successful legal career.

As you immerse yourself in legal studies, you’ll discover a dynamic and forward-thinking approach that prepares you not only for the challenges of today but also for the opportunities of tomorrow. This is not just a degree; it’s a pathway to shaping the future of law.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning,
a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning,
a Higher Certificate in Law or a Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice completed at a public or private higher education institution registered with the DHET with an average of at least 60%;
a 360-credit Diploma in Law or 360-credit diploma in a related field completed at NQF level 6 at a public or private higher education institution registered with the DHET.
Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements should consider applying for the Diploma or Higher Certificate for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

  • AFL1501 – Language Through an African Lens
  • FAC1503 – Financial Accounting Principles for Law Practitioners
  • HFL1501 – Historical Foundations of South African Law
  • ILW1501 – Introduction to Law
  • IRM1501 – Introduction to Research Methodology for Law and Criminal Justice
  • PLS1502 – Introduction to African Philosophy
  • PVL1501 – Law of Persons
  • SCL1501 – Skills Course for Law Students
  • SJD1501 – Social Dimensions of Justice

Group B: Choose ONE of the following non-law modules at NQF level 5

  • CMY1501 – Introduction to Criminology: Crime, Offenders and Criminal Behaviour
  • CMY1502 – Introduction to Criminology: Victims and Reduction of Crime
  • LIN1502 – Multilingualism: the Role of Language in the South African Context

For more information, please visit respective university web page link.

Future Career Outcomes

Our alumni stand as beacons of success in the legal profession. From representing high-profile cases to influencing legal policies, our graduates have made a significant impact. As the legal landscape evolves, the skills developed through our program remain highly relevant, ensuring our alumni are well-equipped for the demands of the legal industry.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit South Africa page for student visa and student life.