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UNISA College of Law, Qualifications And Contacts

UNISA College of Law, Qualifications And Contacts;- The College of Law provides comprehensive open distance learning in a socially responsible and distinctive manner that produces excellent scholarship and research, provides quality tuition and fosters active community engagement.

We are guided by the principles of lifelong learning, student-centredness, innovation and stakeholder engagement within the African and global arena.

UNISA College of Law, Qualifications And Contacts

Schools and Departments

The College comprises two schools: the School of Law (housed in the Cas van Vuuren Building on Unisa’s Muckleneuk Campus) and the School of Criminal Justice (housed in Brooklyn House in Pretoria).

The College consists of eight teaching departments (five in the School of Law and three in the School of Criminal Justice).


Formal qualifications

Formal qualifications refer to those qualifications that are subsidised by the Department of Higher Education and Training, and therefore offered under the DHET policies and legislation. The following formal qualifications are offered by the college:

Qualification information for everyone planning to start a new qualification:

  • Undergraduate degrees, higher certificates and higher diplomas, and postgraduate certificates
  • Honours degrees and postgraduate diplomas
  • Master’s & doctoral degrees

Qualification information for successful applicants and re-registering students:

The qualification information for the 2019 registration is not yet available.

Short Learning Programmes (non-formal qualifications)

Short Learning Programmes offered by Unisa focus on “just in time” and “just enough” learning to meet a specific learning need identified by society. This need can focus on enabling access to other Short Learning Programmes or to improve access to the study of formal qualifications at Unisa, or it can address a specific need in the workplace.

Short Learning Programmes can update or broaden skills and knowledge in a specific area to enable life-long learning. In this manner, Short Learning Programmes assist students with their continuing professional development by upgrading their skills and knowledge in newly developed areas or by sharing the results of research.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

During your lifetime, you will have acquired various skills, competencies and experiences. This learning – which may have taken place outside of formal education and training – is valuable regardless of where or when it was obtained. You may have acquired skills or knowledge from a combination of training conducted while at work, experience you gained in the workplace, short courses or from community work in a relevant field.

RPL permits you to gain credits within formal certificate, diploma and degree qualifications offered by Unisa based on the level and extent of your knowledge. Your prior learning will be measured against specified prescribed learning outcomes.

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College of Law
Acting Executive Dean Prof OJ Kole 012 429 8305
Acting Deputy Executive Dean Prof M Budeli 012 429 8476
Director: School of Law Prof M Budeli 012 429 8476
Director: School of Criminal Justice Dr L Morodi 012 429 3978
Head: Teaching and Learning Mr M Matlala 012 429 2628
Head: Academic Quality Assurance & Enhancement Prof Dorothy Mmakgwale Farisani 012 429 8486
Acting Head: Postgraduate Studies Prof T Manamela 012 429 6041
College of Law: student enquiries
Linda Boyi Supervisor 012 429 4105
Student enquiries 012 429 4718

012 429 2178

012 429 4860

012 429 2176

Written enquiries and requests for registration forms / further information should be directed to:
The Registrar (Academic)
University of South Africa
PO Box 392

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