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Private Law

University of South Africa (UNISA)

36 months
113 USD/module
113 USD/module
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The master in Private Law at University of South Africa (UNISA)  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.


At this master in Private Law at University of South Africa (UNISA) we are guided by the principles of lifelong learning, student-centredness, innovation and stakeholder engagement within the African and global arena.


The origins of Unisa's College of Law can also be traced back to 1873. At that time, the Board of Public Examiners was replaced by the University of the Cape of Good Hope, and the Certificates in Law and Jurisprudence offered by the Board were replaced by the University's Certificate of Proficiency in Law and Jurisprudence and the LLB degree (Bachelor of Laws).

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).

Programme Structure


  • Insurance Law 
  • Advanced Indigenous Law
  • Insolvency Law 
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law 
  • Law of Sale and Lease
  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

An appropriate Bachelor Honours Degree, or an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma, or a 480 credit Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 96 credits at level 8 and a candidate who has not completed a module in research methodology may be required to complete such a module at NQF level 8 for NDP before he/she will be allowed to register for the module in research methodology of which the outcome is the research proposal.In addition to the above requirements, applicants must submit a transcript or an academic record, as well as a document describing their intended research. Candidates may also apply for admission via RPL. Candidates will be accepted on the following criteria:Suitability and viability of the intended research.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    113 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    113 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 113 USD per module during 36 months.

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