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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 Bachelor of Laws 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

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 Name

Credits

NQF Level

Law of delict

15

7

Law of property

15

7

Civil procedure (will include Community Service)

15

7

Legal ethics (will include practical legal training)

15

7

Public international law

15

7

Corporations law

15

7

Interpretation of statutes

15

7

Criminal procedure (Criminal law)

15

7

Second year of study – 120 credits

Module Name

Credits

NQF Level

Law of evidence

15

8

Administrative law

15

8

African customary law [Constitutional Law]

15

8

Research methodology and project

15

8

Jurisprudence

15

8

*Alternative dispute resolution

15

8

*Corporate Governance

15

8

*Advanced corporations law

15

8

*Labour law

15

8

*Law of financial institutions

15

8

*Law of payment instruments

15

8

* 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 with 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 masters 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.