IIE Bachelor of Laws
- Programme type: Degree
- Duration: 3 Years Minimum 4 Year (Full Time)
- Accrediation: CHE, SAQA, NQF level 8
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The IIE Bachelor of Laws or LLB degree is a professional degree preparing graduates for work and practice in the field of law in South Africa. The degree comprises the necessary substantive legal modules required by graduates to, upon compliance with additional legislative requirements, be admitted as attorneys and advocates of the High Court of South Africa. Graduates will also be enabled to follow a variety of alternative careers in law.
The IIE LLB degree is a four 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.
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The IIE Bachelor of Laws degree 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 540- credit qualification on level 8 (SAQA ID: 101647).
Career Opportunities +
Careers include, but are not limited to:
> Network LAN Technician
In keeping with the purpose of professional Bachelors’ degrees, this programme will also enable graduates (who may also have obtained admission as an attorney or advocate) to apply a well-rounded theoretical and practical knowledge base and professional entry practice across a broad range of alternative specialisations, careers, enterprise types and industries in both the public and private sectors. Career opportunities for graduates of this degree exist in, amongst others:
> Legal Advisor at one of the Chapter 9 Institutions > Alternative dispute resolution
> Community law advising / Advice office advisor
> Corporate governance
> Corporate legal advising
> Divorce and family-law mediation
> General commercial mediation
> Legal advisor in the public sector
> Legal education / Academia
> Legal researcher
> Legal writer or editor
> Non-governmental organisation legal advising
Teaching And Learning Strategy +
At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.
This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.
Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC’s Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies.
This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.
As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.
Postgraduate Study +
The IIE Bachelor of Laws degree will allow graduates to articulate into programmes at South African public or private higher education institutions, subject to the particular admission requirements of the institution applied to being met.
The IIE Bachelor of Laws degree is specifically intended to provide opportunities for vertical articulation into the Master of Laws (LLM) degree. This degree is also designed to facilitate entry horizontally into appropriate Postgraduate Diplomas and similar vocationally orientated programmes.
It is further envisaged that graduates from The IIE LLB degree may enrol for master’s degrees in non-law disciplines such as business (MBA’s) or in the field of higher education. The degree will also allow graduates to proceed to further study in an IIE postgraduate certificate or diploma or honours degree available at The IIE’s Varsity College.
It is important to remember, however, that your academic results remain a key factor when applying for further studies.
British Accreditation Council +
The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.
“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.
The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.