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Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Undergraduate – Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017. Unit/module codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code 3676

Credit points 255

Abbreviated title LLB

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Admission and fees https://www.msa.ac.za/Course/3676/

  • Course type

    Coursework

  • Standard duration

    2 years FT Students at Monash South Africa will receive credit and complete this course in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. Students have a maximum of four years to complete this course. Students not meeting the entry requirements in terms of the specified law subjects can enrol for non-degree purposes to complete these subjects, prior to enrolling for the LLB qualification.

  • Mode and location

    On-campus (South Africa)

  • Award/s

    Bachelor of Laws

Description

This newly designed qualification, recently added to our programme offering, is aligned to industry, with well-defined priorities to guarantee relevance while addressing the needs of society. This advanced Level 8 degree aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of the nature and function of, and the ability to apply the law in the regulation of commercial activity. The LLB is led by the latest industry discoveries and trends, which prepare you for the world of work. Graduates of this programme are capable of completing tasks and addressing problems that, while well defined, have a measure of complexity. The programme will cultivate the desire to uphold the values of the Constitution and to protect South Africa’s constitutional democracy by playing an active part in society and legal governance.

This qualification aims to equip with the knowledge base, theory and general rules 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. An LLB should be completed after the BCom Law should you wish to qualify as an attorney or advocate.

Specialisation

Successful graduates, upon completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree, obtain a 255 credits degree. The advanced Bachelor of Laws 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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme:

  • The learner will have attained a coherent understanding of, and ability to critically analyse fundamental legal concepts, principles, theories and their relationship to values.
  • The learner will have attained the requisite methods, techniques and strategies pertaining to legal research and problem-solving in both theoretical and practical scenarios.
  • The learner is able to correctly identify, categorise, analyse and critically evaluate information and evidence from a legal perspective.
  • The learner can correctly, coherently and successfully communicate within a legal setting by means of written, oral, persuasive methods and sustained discourse.
  • The learner is able to unravel and correctly decipher complex and diverse legal problems creatively, critically, ethically and innovatively.
  • The learner is able to function well in a collaborative setting and add meaningfully to the collaborative outcome.
  • The learner is able to use technology to successfully communicates, research, retrieve and process relevant data in a legal setting.
  • The learner can successfully self-manage and self-organise relevant aspects of their professional life and legal activities.
  • The learner has attained the requisite legal skills and knowledge necessary for effective problem-solving within a legal and business and social context.

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree comprises 19 units. The pre-requisite for entry into this degree is completion of a bachelor degree at NQF Level 7, including the following subjects:

A Level 7 qualification, and students must have successfully completed the following law subjects in their undergraduate degree:

  • Introduction to law;
  • Constitutional law;
  • Contract law;
  • Criminal law;
  • Bill of Rights
  • Law of persons; and
  • Law of family

* Students not meeting the above minimum requirements in terms of law subjects can enrol for these subjects at Monash South Africa for non-degree purposes, prior to commencement of the LLB qualification.

The LLB is normally completed by full-time students over a period of two years. The following units/modules constitute the programme.

First year

Second year

A choice of 3 electives can be chosen from the list below:

Progression to further studies

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) may enable graduates to articulate to a Master’s Degree, including a LLM qualification and any appropriate postgraduate diplomas.

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