LLM/ Master's Coursework

Admission requirements for the LLM degree are subject to the UFS General Rules. Students must:

  1. Be in possession of an LLB degree
  2. Have passed with a 60% weighted average
  3. Have received 60% for final-year research essay/ mini-dissertation

Students will have to register for:

  • LNAV7910
  • Mini-dissertation
  • Three coursework modules

Admission to the Master of Human Rights degree is subject to the UFS General rules. Students must:

  1. be in possession of an Honours Degree (NQF Exit Level 8); or an equivalent qualification that will be found to be appropriate to pursue the Master’s Degree; and
  2. have obtained a weighted average of at least 60%.

Admission to the Master of Human Rights degree is further subject to a process of selection.

Students will have to register for:

  • Research Methodology
  • Mini-dissertation
  • Four coursework modules

Admission to the Master of Law in Financial Planning Law where a candidate does not have a relevant Law degree, is allowed by way of recognition of prior learning where the student meets the following:

  1. Must be in possession of a bachelor’s degree, and
  2. Must have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma or Honour’s Degree in Financial Planning and the Postgraduate Diploma in Estate Planning with an average of 60% in both Diplomas, and
  3. Must show a minimum of ten (10) year’s relevant work experience in the financial services industry, and
  4. Successfully complete the Test for Academic Literacy for Postgraduate Students (TALPS), and
  5. Successfully complete a research essay on a Financial Planning Law topic that is externally assessed.

Students will have to register for:

  • LNAV7910
  • Mini-dissertation
  • Three coursework modules

LLM by way of full dissertation

Admission requirements
  1. LLB
  2. 60% weighted average
  3. 60% for final-year research essay/ mini-dissertation

You will have to submit a 300-500 word summary of the main topic on which you would like to conduct research, on account of which a supervisor will be identified.

LLD

Admission requirements
  1. LLM
  2. 65% weighted average
  3. 65% for mini-dissertation in the case of a coursework LLM

You will have to submit a 300-500 word summary of the main topic on which you would like to conduct research, on account of which a supervisor will be identified.

PhD

Admission requirements
  1. MA
  2. 65% weighted average
  3. 65% for mini-dissertation in the case of a coursework Master's

Please note:

Foreign students, who did not complete their relevant law degree in English, must successfully pass a relevant or prescribed UFS language proficiency test or equivalent thereof. Admission to any such language module will be subject to approval by the relevant department. The faculty may require an applicant to write a language proficiency test, at his/her own cost, the results of which will be used in the application assessment process.

Please consult the Faculty of Law Postgraduate Rule Book for more information on the postgraduate programmes and modules offered.

When applying online please send a copy of your application also to the Faculty of Law postgraduate office: petersenljm@ufs.ac.za 

FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

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