LLM in Human Rights Law

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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
SAQA: 74067

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.

Career Opportunities

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.


Admission Requirements

31 October 2022

Selection Process

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%.

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