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Faculty Website: Faculty of Law
Department: Department of Public Law
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: LLM in Human Rights Law
Programme Code: M4055Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
Application Start Date: 1 Apr 2023
Application End Date: 31 Oct 2023
Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway
Contacts: Ms Andani Ramulongo 011 559-3843
Duration of Study: 2 Years Full-Time and 3 Years Part-Time
Progressive: ; The LLM examines the most current developments on human rights in Africa and around the world Global: ; The LLM will examine human rights in a global context and consider international law and comparative jurisdictions Transformative: ; 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.
The degree can be undertaken as a part-time degree over two years. Lectures take place at 17h30 to 19h30 to accommodate students who work during the day.
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%.
Students may be selected for entry to the qualification. This selection will be based on one or more objectively justifiable and appropriate criteria. Such criteria may include the academic merit of an applicant, the relevant practical experience of an applicant and the number of students who can be effectively accommodated in a programme or module having regard to the high level of personal interaction required between Master’s students and supervisors/study leaders.
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