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Undergraduate Law : Prospective Students

BACHELOR OF LAWS (LLB)

The LLB degree prepares students for entry into the legal professions, for a wide range of careers which require the application of law, and for postgraduate studies in law.


The successful candidate will be able to:

  • be a lifelong student with the ability to be well-informed of the most recent legal developments;
  • take part as a responsible citizen in local, national, and international communities;
  • be sensitive as a lawyer to the cultural and ethnic diversity in the community; and
  • explore educational and career possibilities and develop entrepreneurial skills.

The successful candidate will, more specifically, be able to:

  • identify and solve legal problems through critical and creative thinking;
  • approach and study personal and professional activities in a responsible, ethical, and effective manner;
  • do effective legal research by gathering, analysing, and critically evaluating information;
  • communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • cooperate effectively with others in society;
  • use technology effectively and responsibly to the advantage of the community as a whole; and
  • see the law as a component in a system of interdependent systems within the community where problem-solving cannot occur in isolation.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the four-year LLB, a candidate must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (from 2008) with an AP score of at least 33 points, with a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in English and a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in Mathematical Literacy or a minimum performance mark of 50% (performance level 4) in Maths.

To be admitted to the five-year LLB, a candidate must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (from 2008) with an AP score of at least 28 points, with a minimum performance mark of 50% (performance level 4) in English.

E-learning at the UFS Faculty of Law

The e-learning division in the Faculty of Law handles the management of teaching and learning for the off-campus students of the faculty.

E-learning studies are especially ideal for more mature students with work and/or family responsibilities, residing outside of Bloemfontein and/or not able to attend physical classes.

The teaching and learning of e-learning students is managed through the Blackboard online learning management system.

Students receive their study guides, study notes, and audio recordings of classes for Faculty of Law modules via Blackboard and complete the 4-year LLB curriculum.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the four-year LLB, a candidate must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (from 2008) with an AP score of at least 33 points, with a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in English and a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in Mathematical Literacy or a minimum performance mark of 50% (performance level 4) in Maths.

Please note that you must have a TP score or 33 with Mathematics in Grade 12. We will, however, take your age and previous qualifications into consideration.

For more information, please contact:

Mrs Cronette Nel at NelC1@ufs.ac.za / +27 51 401 2433

Vernol van der Ross
T: +27 51 401 3532


Applications for 2018 open on 1 April 2017.


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