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Study an LLB Degree at Unisa

The first steps to becoming a lawyer is to study a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree. There are many options to study an LLB and one of these is through distance learning at Unisa. Together We Pass has several resources to help you in achieving your degree successfully.

Why Should You Study Law?

Every person has their own reasons for deciding to embark on a certain career. You may be interested in law and its effect on society. A personal event may have inspired you to seek justice for others. 

A law degree can be your gateway into a multitude of careers and will give you a great skill set for the future. There are many benefits to studying law, not only in your professional life but also to grow as a person. 

An All-Round Focus

Studying law provides you with both theoretical background and practical application. You will learn about various laws and simultaneously apply your knowledge through case studies and real-life scenarios. The combination of theory and practice provides you with a good foundation for the workplace. 

Diverse Skill Set

Skills are important to any person and will affect your career success. A law degree will prepare you with various skills for your professional life. Some of these skills include: 

  • Research 
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Understanding complex ideas
  • Presenting coherent arguments, and
  • Finding solutions


Many people look up to people with law degrees and respect them greatly. Lawyers are often seen at the forefront of society and can leave a lasting impact on others. Several of the world’s most renowned individuals once studied law including Mahatma Gandhi and Barack Obama. 

Be the Change

Studying an LLB gives you the opportunity to learn more about current laws, rights, and responsibilities. You may not agree with all the tenets of the law and can use your degree as entry to help change these policies. Shaping legislation and making a difference will enrich society through your actions. 

Career Opportunities

There are many career options for law graduates and some students will already start internships before completing their studies. You may decide to practice law in a specific field such as corporate law, family law, or criminal law. Alternatively, an LLB degree can be your gateway into legislature, politics, or social work. The possible career choices are endless once you have your LLB.  

Financial Security

Lawyers are in high demand for many reasons and are required at various points in people’s lives. The necessity of lawyers allows you to have a stable job and receive good compensation. Financial stability and security is one of the best things you will get from studying law. 

Personal Growth

Any field of study will help you to grow as a person but studying law is especially empowering. Your self-confidence and self-worth will develop as you become more secure in your teachings. The ability to apply your knowledge and influence the lives of others can be a great inspiration for any law graduate. 

Bachelor of Law at Unisa

Studying the Bachelor of Law (LLB) at Unisa will get you an NQF 8 qualification and 480 credits upon completion. The degree course is presented over a minimum of 4 years. You can adjust the duration to meet the time you have available for your studies. 

LLB Degree Modules

A study module is a semester or year course to teach you all about a specific subject that is important for your LLB. There are compulsory modules and elective modules for the LLB degree at Unisa. One important thing to remember is that you need to pass certain modules to study advanced modules in a later year of study. You can view all the modules on the Unisa website.

Together We Pass makes Studying Easy

We know that you want to achieve great marks in your modules but it can be difficult to find the time and energy to always give your best. Here at Together We Pass, we understand these issues and want to help you with your Unisa LLB degree through the use of resources crafted by expert tutors.

LLB Study Groups

Our LLB Study Group provides you with an opportunity to engage with other students. Joining a study group gives you access to:

  • study notes created by our expert team;
  • a compilation of exam packs;
  • a comparison tool for assignments;
  • the discussion forum to discuss the content of the module.

LLB Study Notes

Comprehensive study notes have been written by our tutor to provide all the important details in the various law modules. The LLB Study Notes is a vital tool in your arsenal when it comes to preparation for assessments. 

LLB Exam Pack

The LLB Exam Pack will get you ready to write any exam. We source questions from exam papers used by Unisa in the last few years so you know what to expect before entering the exam hall. 

Our tutors have spent time to present the work in an easy-to-understand format and all the information is up to date. All our study notes and exam packs are available in the online shop at affordable prices. 

Make your LLB degree successful with the help of Together We Pass!

Last Updated: 23 April 2020

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  1. Hi I am having such issues registering for LLB on the online site at Unisa this is not user friendly at all and keeps sending you from one page after the other.
    NQF 4 Real Estate 2015 Grade 12- legal and business Damelin 2009 Business Economics Legal Practice Computer Practice English First Language Afrikaans Second Language Math’s
    These are my qualifications I also have 17 years active Real estate experience and want to do my LLB now I am sure I more than qualify since I did pass my subjects 50% and over.

    Is there any one that can asssit me since I cant find these subjects and or it doesn’t even give me the LLB option to choose from? I need help?? Please

    1. The UNISA website s difficult to navigate for new students, so it’s easy to get confused. UNISA essentially have 2 websites – the Application and the Registration website.

      UNISA Application
      UNISA Registration

      Remember that you should apply before registering. Head to the application website and look for your LLB qualification. To see the subjects, head to the registration website and you’ll be able to view the subjects for the qualification.

      By the application website, click on Undergraduate qualifications. On the next page, click on Law and you’ll find the LLB qualification.

    1. To study a LLB at UNISA, you need to at least meet the following criteria:

      A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning


      a Senior Certificate (SC) with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning.

      In other words, you need to have at least a level 4 in English to qualify. However, you can circumvent that by studying towards a Higher Certificate in Law where you need at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning. Once completed, you can apply for a LLB degree at UNISA.

      Read more on the Higher Certificates offered by UNISA, online here.

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