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Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Department: Department of Public Law
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: LLM in Human Rights Law
Programme Code: M4055Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
Application Start Date:
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022
Progressive&%2358; The LLM examines the most current developments on human rights in Africa and around the world
Global&%2358; The LLM will examine human rights in a global context and consider international law and comparative jurisdictions
Transformative&%2358; The LLM will consider the way in which human rights in South Africa are designed to transform our society.
An LLM in Human Rights Law will equip and prepare you&%2358;
◾ To develop your legal practice to include human rights questions;
◾ To be a public interest lawyer fighting for the human rights of the weakest among us;
◾ For a job in an activist NGO campaigning for human rights;
◾ For a job in an international organisation working on human rights;
◾ For an academic career in research in fundamental rights; and
◾ For work in the judiciary or to develop your skills as a judge.
31 October 2022
The minimum entry requirement is an LLB degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF Level 7 or 8 and a minimum number of credits of 624. Candidates for admission to Master’s degrees in general need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%.