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BACHELOR OF LAWS

IIE Bachelor of Laws for 2024

Why study Bachelor of Laws (LLB)?

This newly designed Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offered at IIE MSA and recently added to our programme offering, is aligned to industry, with well-defined priorities to guarantee relevance while addressing the needs of society. There is a growing need for multi-dimensional graduates with the ability to participate in an increasingly complex and dynamic local and global economy.

The qualification can be completed as a four-year Bachelor of Laws or alternatively as a second Bachelor’s Degree after a first Bachelor’s Degree with sufficient law-related credits (i.e. Bachelor of Commerce in law) and its aim is to produce competent, skilled and dynamic legal graduates, equipped with a firm knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal principles.

The qualification provides a critical understanding of theories, concepts, principles, ethics, perspectives, methodologies and procedures of the discipline of law. Graduates of this qualification will also hold in high regard their duty to contribute meaningfully to the development of the local and global society and economy.

Graduates of this LLB degree will attain a coherent understanding of, and ability to, critically analyse fundamental legal concepts, principles, theories and their relationship to values. They will furthermore attain the requisite methods, techniques and strategies pertaining to legal research and problem solving in both theoretical and practical scenarios.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

This degree comprises the legal modules required by graduates to, upon compliance with additional legislative requirements, be admitted as attorneys and advocates of the High Court of South Africa.

Once you have graduated with the IIE Bachelor of Laws and want to be eligible to practice as an attorney or advocate of the High Court in South Africa, you need to be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa.

For more information about studying Law at IIE MSA, get in touch with us today.

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LLB Degree Duration

4 years full-time as a first Bachelor’s Degree.  This time frame would be reduced depending on credits obtained if being completed as a second Bachelor’s Degree.

LLB Degree Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 101647

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
LLB Degree Intake

First Semester (February)

LLB Degree Attendances

On-campus, full-time

Programme code:

BLAW0802

Career Opportunities

In keeping with the purpose of professional Bachelors’ degrees, this qualification will also enable graduates (who may also obtain admission as an attorney or advocate after meeting additional criteria) to apply a well-rounded theoretical and practical knowledge base and professional entry practice across a broad range of alternative specialisations, careers, enterprise types and industries in both the public and private sectors. Career opportunities for graduates of this degree exist in, amongst others:

  • Advocate
  • Attorney
  • Prosecutor
  • Legal Advisor at one of the Chapter 9 Institutions
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Community law advising / Advice office advisor
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate legal advising
  • Divorce and family-law mediation
  • General commercial mediation
  • Legal advisor in the public sector
  • Legal education / Academia
  • Legal researcher
  • Legal writer or editor
  • Non-governmental organisation legal advising
  • Registrar 
  • Maintenance Officer 
  • Judge’s Clerk 
  • Office of the Chief State Law Advisor 
  • State Law Advisor 
  • Legal Administration Officer 
  • Forensic Investigator 

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Entry requirements

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate: Bachelor pass with English 60%, Maths/HG 50% or Maths lit/SG 60%
National Certificate (V): Bachelor pass with English 60%, Maths/HG 50% or Maths lit/SG 60%
Senior Certificate: Endorsement with English 60%, Maths/HG 50% or Maths lit/SG 60%
Senior Certificate (a): Bachelor pass with English 60%, Maths/HG 50% or Maths lit/SG 60%

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Entry requirements

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) International entry requirements

International Students

An USAf Exemption Certificate and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements. A cognate Higher Certificate OR cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.
If discipline not cognate at least 20% of credits must be academic literacy or numeracy related.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Should you have any other school leaving qualification not mentioned above, please contact a student advisor.

What are the subjects offered as Bachelor of Laws (LLB) modules?

Year 1
Law of Persons
Introduction and Foundations to Law
English for Law
Legal Interpretation
Constitutional Law
Work Integrated Learning A (Year Long)

Electives (choose 1 subject-A and B module)
Business Management 1A
Psychology 1A
Communication Science 1A
Sociology 1A
Business Management 1B
Psychology 1B
Communication Science 1B
Sociology 1B

Year 2
Indigenous Law
General Principles of Criminal Law
Law of Contract
Law of Family
Law of Succession and Administration of Estates
Administrative Law
Specific Offences
Business Enterprises Law
Instruments of Payment

Year 3
Criminal Procedure
Labour Law
Law of Delict
Law of Property
Accounting for Attorneys
Law of Insolvency
Intellectual Property Law
Work Integrated Learning B (Year Long)

Year 4
Civil Procedure
Jurisprudence and Ethics
Law of Evidence and Litigation Techniques
Public International Law
Legal Research Methods & Writing (Year Long)
Work Integrated Learning C (Year Long)

Electives (Choose only 2 – one to be completed in the first semester and one to be completed in the second semester)
Tax Law
Law of Unjustified Enrichment and Estoppel
Advanced Family Law
Street Law
Integrative Law
Cyber Law
Corporate Governance

(NOTE:  Not all electives may be offered every semester.  Offering will depend on the registration numbers per module)

What is Bachelor of Laws (LLB)?

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offered at IIE MSA is a Law qualification that provides students with a deeper understanding of the legal system and applying that understanding in practical scenarios. This degree will also provide learners with the ability to tackle diverse and complex legal problems.

Graduates of this qualification will also hold in high regard their duty to contribute meaningfully to the development of the local and global society and economy.

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