Unisa LLB Modules

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Unisa LLB Modules

Unisa Bachelor of Laws(LLB) Modules

The goal of this generic qualification for LLB is to enable employers, professional associations, curriculum developers and providers of learning programs, educational and training bodies, accrediting bodies and moderators, and students and their families to understand the factors that determine the degree and nature of the qualification for LLB.


LLB degree comprises of 40 modules: 37 compulsory modules and 3 optional modules. The following are Unisa LLB modules;

First level
Group A. Compulsory

  • Language Through an African Lens
  • Financial Accounting Principles for Law Practitioners
  • Historical Foundations of South African Law
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Research Methodology for Law and Criminal Justice
  • Law of Persons
  • Introduction to African Philosophy
  • Skills Course for Law Students
  • Social Dimensions of Justice

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

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

Second level

  • Administrative Law
  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law: Specific Crimes
  • Constitutional Law
  • Fundamental Right
  • African Customary Law
  • Interpretation of Statutes
  • Entrepreneurial Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Succession

Third level

  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Law of Evidence
  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Insolvency Law
  • Law of Property
  • Labour Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Delict
  • Enrichment Liability and Estoppel

Fourth level
Group A. Compulsory

  • International Law
  • Advanced Indigenous Law
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Professional Ethics
  • Company Law
  • Law of Damages
  • LLB Research Report
  • Techniques in Trial and Litigation

Group B. Choose TWO of the following modules at NQF level 8

  • Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Education Law
  • Medical Law
  • Media Law
  • Selected Private and Criminal Law Principles of the Internet
  • Private International Law
  • Patent and Copyright Law
  • The Law of Competition and Trademarks
  • Tax Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Banking Law and Usage
  • Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce
  • Law of Sale and Lease
  • Conveyancing
  • Notarial Practice

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