Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Laws

Qualification stream: New 2018
Qualification code: 98680 - NEW
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 480
SAQA ID: 22993
APS/AS: 20
Rules:
1. Students who, between 2002 and 2006, passed accepted language modules in Afrikaans and English at NQF Level 5 for this qualification will retain credit towards the completion of the LLB and need not register for the Skills Course for Law Students (SCL1501). This does not mean the modules are equivalent. 2. Students who have passed ENN106J may not register for SCL1502. This does not mean the modules are equivalent. 3. Students who have passed CRW101U or EUP1501 do not need to register for SJD1501. This does not mean the modules are equivalent. 4. Students who have passed only one language module must register for the Skills Course for Law Students (SCL1501). 5. Students who passed only IND201V or IND202W for this qualification retain credit for the module passed and must not register for IND2601 but must register for FAC1503.6. LLB degree comprises of 40 modules: 37 compulsory modules and 3 optional modules.7. Students must take Introduction to Law (ILW1501) and Skills Course for Law Students (SCL1501) in their first year of registration. 8. The rules from 2018 onwards are presented per NQF level below. 9. The minimum duration is 4 years.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of this generic LLB qualification is to assist employers, professional associations, curriculum developers and learning-programme providers, education and training bodies, accrediting bodies and moderators, and students and their families, to understand factors determining the level and nature of the LLB qualification. The term 'generic' is not synonymous with 'general'. The term generic means that the essential minimum-required outcomes and their assessment criteria have been identified in an abstract way, and are not linked to a preconceived curriculum (content). The qualification, therefore, sets a minimum standard of outcomes with which all LLB qualifications of at least 480 credits within the 'career-focused track' of the NQF would have to comply for accreditation. This qualification does not seek to make all LLB degrees identical but rather to provide a framework within which providers can be innovative and stakeholder-driven in a liberated way. Further aims of the qualification are: To produce law graduates who have a systematic and coherent body of knowledge and an understanding of relevant concepts and principles; a high level of cognitive and other generic skills including problem-solving and the practical application of principles; written and spoken communication, numeracy and computer literacy; and competence in applying knowledge through basic research methods and practice. To provide law graduates with sufficient depth of knowledge and skills for continued and lifelong personal intellectual growth, including postgraduate study. To provide suitably qualified law graduates having initiative, responsibility, and the requisite ethical standards to participate in promoting the administration of justice and the development of legal institutions in South African society. To provide the South African community with lawyers who are empowered to accept their responsibility towards the realisation of a just society based on a constitutional democracy and the rule of law within an international legal order.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 5:
1. Students who, between 2002 and 2006, passed accepted language modules in
Afrikaans and English at NQF Level 5 for this qualification, will retain credit towards the
completion of the LLB and need not register for the Skills Course for Law
Students (SCL1501). This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
2. Students who have passed ENN106J for this qualification, may not register for
SCL1502. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
3. Students who have passed CRW101U or EUP1501 for this qualification, do not need to
register for SJD1501. This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
4. Students who have passed only one language module must register for the
Skills Course for Law Students (SCL1501). This does not mean the modules are equivalent.
5. Students who passed only IND201V or IND202W for this qualification, retain credit for the
module passed and must not register for IND2601 but must register for FAC1503.
6. LLB degree comprises of 40 modules: 37 compulsory modules and 3 optional
modules.
7. Students must take Introduction to Law (ILW1501) and Skills Course for
Law Students (SCL1501) in their first year of registration.
8. The rules from 2018 onwards are presented per NQF level below.
9. The minimum duration is 4 years.


Second level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 6:
1. Students MUST consider the implications of pre-requisites when registering.
2. Exemption for modules passed more than three (3) years ago in pursuance of a qualification not
yet completed is not granted automatically. A curriculum vitae setting out to what extent the
applicant has remained in touch with legal developments in the relevant module(s) should accompany
the application for such exemptions.
3. Students who have passed CIP2601 will retain credit for the module but must refer to the rules at
the 3rd level with regard to CIP3701.
4. Students who have passed CMP2601 will retain credit for the module but must refer to the rules at
the 3rd level with regard to CMP3701.
5. Where the above rules do not apply to your situation, it is strongly recommended that
modules are registered in the following order on 2nd level:

1st semester: ADL2601, CRW2601, CSL2601, IND2601, MRL2601
2nd semester: CRW2602, FUR2601, IOS2601, PVL2601, PVL2602

ALL MODULES ARE 12 CREDITS AND THE TOTAL CREDITS ALLOCATION FOR THE 2ND LEVEL (NQF LEVEL 6) IS
120-CREDITS:




Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
.
ADL2601 - Administrative Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501 (Not applicable to 02291, 99303, 99304 & 99311)
CRW2601 - General Principles of Criminal Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501
CRW2602 - Criminal Law: Specific Crimes Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & SJD1501 (Not applicable to BTPLC)
CSL2601 - Constitutional Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (Not applicable to 02291, 99303 & 99304 however, JUST PLS1502 is not applicable to 98681 & 90002, but only until 2021)
FUR2601 - Fundamental Rights Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (Not applicable to 02291, 99301, 99302, 99303, 99304 & BTPLC, however JUST PLS1502 is not applicable to 98218, 98220, 98681, 98683 & 90002, but only until 2021)
IND2601 - African Customary Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PLS1502 (PLS1502 - not applicable to 98750, but only until 2021)
IOS2601 - Interpretation of Statutes Pre-requisite:ILW1501 (Not applicable to 98318, 99303 & 99304)
MRL2601 - Entrepreneurial Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501
PVL2601 - Family Law Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PVL1501 (PVL1501 not applicable to 98681)
PVL2602 - Law of Succession Pre-requisite:ILW1501 & PVL1501

Third level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 7:
1. Students MUST consider the implications of pre-requisites when registering.
2. Exemption for modules passed more than three (3) years ago in pursuance of a qualification not
yet completed is not granted automatically. A curriculum vitae setting out to what extent the
applicant has remained in touch with legal developments in the relevant modules should accompany the
application for such exemptions.
3. Students who have passed CIP2601 AND CIP3701 are exempted from registering for CIV3701 and
the student shall retain credit for the second module which can be used as substitute for any other
module except on NQF level 8 (this will ensure that these students will retain the 24 credits).
4. Students who have passed CMP2601 AND CMP3701 are exempted from registering for CPR3701 and
the student shall retain credit for the second module which can be used as substitute for any other
module except on NQF level 8 (this will ensure that these students will retain the 24 credits).
5. Students who have passed EVI3701 AND EVI3702 are exempted from registering for LEV3701 and
the student shall retain credit for the second module which can be used as substitute for any other
module except on NQF level 8 (this will ensure that these students will retain the 24 credits).
6. Students who have passed HMLLB80 are exempted from registering for LME3701.
7. Where the above rules do not apply to your situation, it is strongly recommended that
modules are registered in the following order on 3rd level:

1st semester: MRL3701, MRL3702, PVL3701, PVL3702, PVL3703
2nd semester: PVL3704, CIV3701, CPR3701, LEV3701, LME3701

ALL MODULES ARE 12 CREDITS AND THE TOTAL CREDITS ALLOCATION FOR THE 3RD LEVEL (NQF LEVEL 7) IS
120-CREDITS







Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
.
CIV3701 - Civil Procedure Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & ADL2601
CPR3701 - Criminal Procedure Pre-requisite:SJD1501, PLS1502 & CSL2601 (PLS1502 not applicable to 98681 & 90002, but only until 2021)
LEV3701 - Law of Evidence Pre-requisite:SJD1501 & CRW2601 (CRW2601 - not applicable to 98220, 98681 & 98750)
LME3701 - Legal Research Methodology Pre-requisite:IRM1501, CSL2601 & FUR2601
MRL3701 - Insolvency Law Pre-requisite:MRL2601 (Not applicable to 98683)
MRL3702 - Labour Law Pre-requisite:ADL2601
PVL3701 - Law of Property Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
PVL3702 - Law of Contract Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
PVL3703 - Law of Delict Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602
PVL3704 - Enrichment Liability and Estoppel Pre-requisite:PVL2601 & PVL2602

Fourth level

RULES ON NQF LEVEL 8:
1. In order to complete, the qualification students must comply with the 480 (40 modules) credit
requirement. In some instances, due to transitional arrangements some students will complete with
more than 480 credits.
2. Students must complete at least 120 credits (10 modules) at the exit level (NQF level 8) to
complete the qualification
3. Students MUST consider the implications of pre-requisites when registering.
4. Exemption for modules passed more than three (3) years ago in pursuance of a qualification not
yet completed is not granted automatically. A curriculum vitae setting out to what extent the
applicant has remained in touch with legal developments in the relevant modules should accompany the
application for such exemptions.
5. Students who have passed HMLLB80 are not allowed to register for RRLLB81 but are required to take
another elective on the 4th level if needed to meet the 480 credit requirement for the degree and/or
the 120 credit requirement on exit level (NQF level 8).
6. Students who have not passed HMLLB80 are required to register for RRLLB81.
7. Students who have passed HMLLB80 are exempted from registering for LME3701.
8. Students who have passed MRL4801 are exempted from registering for LML4806.
9. LCP4802, LCP4803, LCP4806, LCP4808, LCR4801, LJU4803, LML4808 are discontinued and will not be
offered from 2018.
10. Where the above rules do not apply to your situation, it is strongly recommended that
modules are registered in the following order on 4th level:

1st semester: LCP4801, LJU4801, LJU4802, LML4806, LCP4804
2nd semester: LPL4802, RRLLB81, TLI4801, Elective 1, Elective 2

ALL MODULES ARE 12 CREDITS AND THE TOTAL CREDITS ALLOCATION FOR THE 4TH LEVEL (NQF LEVEL 8) IS
120-CREDITS




Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
LCP4801 - International Law Pre-requisite:CSL2601 & LME3701
LCP4804 - Advanced Indigenous Law Pre-requisite:LME3701 & IND2601
LJU4801 - Legal Philosophy Pre-requisite:CSL2601 & LME3701
LJU4802 - Professional Ethics Pre-requisite:LME3701
LML4806 - Company Law Pre-requisite:LME3701, MRL2601, PVL3702 & PVL3703
LPL4802 - Law of Damages Pre-requisite:LME3701, PVL3702 & PVL3703
RRLLB81 - LLB Research Report Pre-requisite:LME3701
TLI4801 - Techniques in Trial and Litigation Pre-requisite:CIV3701, CPR3701 & LEV3701
Group B. Choose TWO of the following modules at NQF level 8
LCP4805 - Environmental Law Pre-requisite:ADL2601, CSL2601 & PVL3703
LCP4807 - International Human Rights Law Pre-requisite:FUR2601 & LME3701
LCP4809 - Education Law Pre-requisite:CSL2601, ADL2601, FUR2601 & LME3701
LCR4802 - Medical Law Pre-requisite:CRW2601, PVL3702 & PVL3703
LCR4803 - Media Law Pre-requisite:CSL2601 & PVL3703
LCR4805 - Selected Private and Criminal Law Principles of the Internet Pre-requisite:CRW2601, CRW2602 & LEV3701
LJU4804 - Private International Law Pre-requisite:CSL2601 & PVL3702
LML4801 - Patent and Copyright Law Pre-requisite:PVL3703
LML4802 - The Law of Competition and Trademarks Pre-requisite:PVL3703
LML4804 - Tax Law Pre-requisite:PVL3702 & PVL3703
LML4805 - Insurance Law Pre-requisite:PVL3702 & PVL3703
LML4807 - Banking Law and Usage Pre-requisite:MRL2601 & PVL3702
LML4810 - Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce Pre-requisite:PVL3702
LPL4801 - Law of Sale and Lease Pre-requisite:PVL3702
LPL4804 - Conveyancing Pre-requisite:PVL3701
LPL4805 - Notarial Practice Pre-requisite:PVL3701