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Closing Dates

  • SA – 31/05/2022
  • Non-SA – 31/05/2022

Admission Requirements

  1. Relevant master’s degree or relevant degree from a foreign university that allows entrance to a doctoral degree (SAQA level 9)
  2. At least 65% for the research component at master’s level or below 65% for the research component at master’s level:
    • relevant work experience
    • other academic qualifications and
    • the merit of the research topic
  3. An admissions examination may be required
  4. A portfolio consisting of:
    • copy of the preceding master’s research component
    • recent research-based essays or assignments
    • a letter of motivation

Duration of study

2 years, full-time.

Faculty Notes

For the fourth year in a row, according to the THE (Times Higher Education) ranking, University of Pretoria Law ranks best in South Africa and Africa - a feat unequalled in Africa.

The Faculty of Law has as its mission the creation and sustenance of a research and education environment that is grounded in values of social justice and excellence.

As the law is increasingly becoming multifaceted and in certain areas more global, the Faculty maintains professional relations with many international bodies, such as the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the World Bank and foreign universities.

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