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Unisa Law

Unisa Law

The University College of Law provides comprehensive open distance learning in a socially responsible and distinctive manner that produces excellent scholarship and research, provides quality tuition and fosters active community engagement. The University’s Certificate of Proficiency in Law and Jurisprudence and the LLB degree (Bachelor of Laws

The University is guided by the principles of lifelong learning, student-centeredness, innovation and stakeholder engagement within the African and global arena.

Schools and Departments

The College comprises two schools:

  • The School of Law
  • The School of Criminal Justice

The College consists of eight teaching departments (five in the School of Law and three in the School of Criminal Justice).

School of Law

  • Department of Criminal and Procedural Law
  • Department of Jurisprudence
  • Department of Mercantile Law
  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • Department of Criminology and Security Science
  • Department of Corrections Management
  • Department of Police Practice


  • Centre for Basic Legal Education
  • Centre for Business Law
  • Centre for Criminological Sciences
  • Centre for Public Law Studies
  • Centre for Indigenous Law


  • Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa (IDRA)


  • Unisa Law Clinic



The University College of Law offers the following courses;

Higher Certificates

  • Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice (90006)
  • Higher Certificate in Law (98751)



  • Diploma in Corrections Management (98218)
  • Diploma in Law (98750)
  • Diploma in Policing (98220)
  • Diploma in Security Management (98221)


Advanced Diploma

  • Advanced Diploma in Security Management (98235)


Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (98681)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science and Technology (90002)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Police Science (98683)
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Law (90123 – LAW)
  • Bachelor of Laws (98680 – NEW)


Contact Details of College of Law

Executive Dean Prof V Basdeo 012 429 8603 mbasdeo@unisa.ac.za
Deputy Executive Dean Prof Olaotse John Kole 012 429 8305 koleoj@unisa.ac.za
Director: School of Law Prof M Budeli 012 429 8476 budelm@unisa.ac.za
Director: School of Criminal Justice Dr L Morodi 012 429 3978 Morodlr@unisa.ac.za
Head: Teaching and Learning Mr M Matlala 012 429 2628 matlamm@unisa.ac.za
Head: Academic Quality Assurance & Enhancement Prof Dorothy Mmakgwale Farisani 012 429 8486 farisdm@unisa.ac.za
Acting Head: Postgraduate Studies Prof T Manamela 012 429 6041 manamte@unisa.ac.za
College of Law: student enquiries
Linda Boyi Supervisor 012 429 4105 boyipl@unisa.ac.za
Student enquiries 012 429 4718

012 429 2178

012 429 4860

012 429 2176



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