How To Apply To Study Law At Unisa


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Interested in pursuing a career in law? Have a look at the various courses, degrees and diplomas offered at Unisa. Here's a guide to get the process started. 

Firstly, to get the process going, you need to send in your admissions application. Anyone looking to start a new qualification (first time studying at Unisa or a postgraduate qualification) needs to submit an admissions application, as well those in their final years of study working towards an undergraduate qualification.

Make sure to look out for deadlines and/or closing dates so that you don't miss out on the time to apply. Also familiarise yourself with registration dates once you've been accepted to the institution, as well as late application dates.  

Tick off all the requirements you need to apply, for both the admissions process and the Law qualification you're applying for.

For the admissions application process, ensure that you meet the minimum admissions requirements of the qualification you're applying for, in this case Law. Ensure you have a valid email address and cellphone number (one of each), as the institution will be making use of both to keep in contact with you. 

All applicants must make sure to have the following documents ready and uploaded to an electronic device: 

  1. Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) stating all the years of registration, modules passed and percentages obtained (internet copies will not be accepted). 
  2. Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
  3. Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  4. Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

* International students must upload a copy of the university ledger and a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluation may be required. 

* Final-year students (excluding Unisa students) who do not yet have an official academic record indicating completion of qualification must upload the official academic record to Unisa or submit it via email to the relevant college email address. Use the email address for the college under which your qualification resides, in this being the College of Law: [email protected]

Unisa offers a variety of Law courses you can choose from, such as courses in LLB ( Bachelor of Law ), LLM ( Master of Law ) and Doctor of Law Courses in various fields. 

Here is a list of each Law course offered by Unisa and their requirements: 

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. 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, or
  3. a Diploma, or
  4. a Higher Certificate.

Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science and Technology:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. 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, or
  3. a Diploma, or
  4. a Higher Certificate.

Bachelor of Arts in Police Science:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. 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, or a Diploma, or
  3. a Higher Certificate.

Bachelor of Commerce in Law:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and at least 50% in Mathematics, or
  2. 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 and with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Mathematics, or
  3. subject to institutional admission requirements, a National Certificate (Vocational) issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training, with at least 60% in the following three fundamental subjects: English, Mathematics and Life Orientation; and in addition, at least 70% in the four vocational subjects, chosen from either of the following two streams (a) Business, Commerce and Management Sciences or (b) Law, Military Sciences and Security, or
  4. any relevant Higher Certificate obtained in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, College of Accounting Sciences, or the College of Law, or
  5. any relevant Diploma obtained in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, College of Accounting Sciences or the College of Law.

Bachelor of Laws:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. 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, or
  3. a Diploma, or
  4. a Higher Certificate.

Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning,
    or
  2. Senior Certificate (SC) with at least an F symbol on HG or an E symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, or
  3. a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 with an equivalent of at least 40% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC.

Higher Certificate in Law:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least an F symbol on HG or an E symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, or
  3. a National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 with an equivalent of at least 40% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC.

Diploma in Corrections Management:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, or
  3. a Higher Certificate.

Diploma in Law:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, or
  3. a Higher Certificate.

Diploma in Policing:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, or
  3. a Higher Certificate.

Diploma in Security Management:

  1. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or
  2. a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, or
  3. a Higher Certificate.

Advanced Diploma in Security Management:

  1. A Diploma in Security Management. 

For more information on the short courses, diplomas and degrees offered, check out Unisa's College of Law website

 

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