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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) 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 of the Faculty of Law handles the management of teaching and learning of 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 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) 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

Mr Vernol van der Ross at VanDerRossRV@ufs.ac.za / +27 51 401 3532


Applications for 2018 open on 1 April 2017.


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