Studying law at UNISA could be one of the best decisions of your life. This is one of the oldest, and also largest universities in the country. The University of South Africa is not just a trusted citadel of learning, it is also the place where a great number of practicing lawyers got their education.
From Higher Certificate courses to Bachelor Degree courses, to Advanced Diplomas, there are several options for you to choose from, depending on your ability to meet their requirements, as well as your personal circumstances.
The following paragraphs contain information about the various LLB law courses available at the University of South Africa, as well as basic information about them.
UNISA Law Courses
Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice (90006)
This course is designed as a UNISA bridging course for law to position students to study for degrees in criminal justice. The course is a one-year course and sets students on a career path that would eventually see them working as prosecutors in criminal cases.
Higher Certificate in Law (98751)
This course is designed as a bridging course to help students gain entry into Law Degree programs. The course is a one-year course and offers a Higher Certificate. Students who take this course usually enroll in any of the diverse facets of legal studies and labour law short courses.
To enroll in these courses you need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning. Alternatively, you may enroll with a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least an F symbol on HG or an E symbol on SG which is in the language of teaching and learning.
Otherwise, you may enroll with a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with an equivalent of at least 40% which is in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC. The selection option for the Higher Certificate studies will be limited and aligned to vocational subject choices which were obtained in the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) level 4.
UniSA diploma in law
These Diplomas are obtainable after 3 years of study. They enable graduates to work in various arms of law enforcement, in corrections, and in the judicial system. The diploma courses are of various specific areas, and they are detailed in their area of coverage, ensuring that students are well-grounded in their fields.
- Diploma in Corrections Management (98218)
- Diploma in Law (98750)
- Diploma in Policing (98220)
- Diploma in Security Management (98221)
You need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning to apply for this course. Alternatively, you may apply with a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG, obtained in the language of teaching and learning. Or you may also apply with a Higher Certificate.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements can consider applying for the Higher Certificate offered by the college.
UniSA Advanced Diploma In Law
The Advanced Diploma course is designed for those who are already working in the legal field. This Certification will help you get more responsibility in your workplace.
- Advanced Diploma in Security Management (98235)
Requirements: You must have a Diploma in Security Management.
UniSA LLB Bachelor Degrees
The Bachelor Degrees in Law are obtainable after a period of 4 years of study. These courses are varied, and allow you to focus on one particular branch of law, where you can pursue a career in law, prosecuting or defending cases in the courts.
The available courses are:
- 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)
UniSA LLB Modules Fees
To enroll in this course you need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning. You may also apply with a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption. This is with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning. Otherwise, you may apply with a Diploma or a Higher Certificate.
Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements can apply for the Diploma or Higher Certificate courses above.
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