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Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE)

The IIE Bachelor of Laws offered at The IIE MSA 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.

This qualification follows on a first undergraduate degree with sufficient law-related credits 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 qualification 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.

What is this Degree’s accreditation status?

The IIE Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 255-credit qualification on level 8 (SAQA ID: 97933)

Who is the Bachelor’s degree aimed at?

The IIE LLB is aimed at graduates who would like to contribute meaningfully to the development of the local and global society. The LLB is led by the latest industry discoveries and trends, which prepare the graduate for the world of work. Graduates of this programme are to be lifelong learners, capable of completing tasks and address problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity

What entry requirements will I need to study this Bachelor’s degree?

To be registered you must have satisfied the admission requirements as set out in the following links:

How is this Bachelor’s degree structured at The IIE MSA?

The IIE Bachelor of Laws is a 2-year degree. The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full-time basis with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday.

Please note that in line with academic practice, The IIE’s curriculum is reviewed annually thus changes may occur in module structure and sequence in order to ensure that the qualification remains relevant. The exit level outcomes of the programme do not change. Registered students receive an updated programme curriculum on an annual basis.

First year of study – 135 credits

Module NameCreditsNQF Level
Law of delict157
Law of property157
Civil procedure (will include Community Service)157
Legal ethics (will include practical legal training)157
Public international law157
Corporations law157
Interpretation of statutes157
Criminal procedure (Criminal law)157

Second year of study – 120 credits

Module NameCreditsNQF Level
Law of evidence158
Administrative law158
African customary law [Constitutional Law]158
Research methodology and project158
Jurisprudence158
*Alternative dispute resolution158
*Corporate Governance158
*Advanced corporations law158
*Labour law158
*Law of financial institutions158
*Law of payment instruments158

* Elective modules – three to be selected in the second year of study

  • Corporate governance [Prerequisite = Corporations law]
  • Advanced corporations law [Prerequisite = Corporations law]
  • Law of financial institutions [Prerequisite = Corporations law]
  • Law of payment instruments [Prerequisite = Corporations law]

What about timetables?

Our full-time programmes are aimed at students wishing to dedicate themselves to full-time face-to-face studies for the duration of their qualification. This means that students are expected to be available throughout the day for class in the academic year depending on how the timetable is structured. Students may also be required to write assessments or submit coursework or assignments outside of normal class-time.

Students must understand that timetables remain subject to change throughout the year. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that timetable structures will remain the same during each year of your studies with us. In addition, where students are repeating modules, these modules may be offered in the evenings or on weekends. Students are required to attend classes in order to remain up to date with the academic programme. Students who would like to pursue part-time employment opportunities outside of the academic programme must prioritise their studies and avoid committing to work schedules until after they have received their timetables and academic calendar from the institution.

What must I pass in order to graduate with this Bachelor’s degree?

In order to be awarded this qualification, you must have achieved a minimum final year mark of fifty percent (50%) for each module of the programme; and have met all the Work Integrated Learning requirements, where applicable.

How long do I have to complete this qualification?

Students have a maximum of 4 years to complete this qualification.

With what qualification will I graduate?

You will graduate with The IIE Bachelor of Laws Degree (SAQA ID: 97933)

Career opportunities: what career areas can I pursue once I have completed this Bachelor’s degree?

This degree will open up an attractive range of career options; this degree is a perfect steppingstone to a diverse and exciting range of career opportunities. In order to register as an attorney or advocate, additional professional requirements exist – please discuss these with us.

A law degree does not limit graduates to pursuing careers as attorneys or advocates. There are many and varied career options available to law graduates. Examples are as follows: legal advisors, judicial officers such as prosecutors and magistrates, academics, and many more.

Would it be possible to study further and obtain a postgraduate qualification once I have completed The IIE Bachelor
of Laws?

The IIE Bachelor of Laws degree is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at level 8. This means that graduates of this programme are eligible for admission to master’s level (NQF 9) studies.

It is important to remember that your academic results remain a key factor when applying for further studies.

Call the IIE MSA campus to discuss your career options with one of our Student Advisors. Tel: +27 11 950 4009 or email enquiries@iiemsa.co.za  

Disclaimer: Please note that this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.

British Accreditation Council

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.

IIE MSA students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.