LLD Law

Programme Code

04260005


Closing Dates

  • SA – 28/10/2019
  • Non-SA – 28/10/2019

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree in Law or an equivalent degree from a foreign university that allows admission to the doctoral degree
  • A minimum average mark of 65% with respect to the (mini) dissertation of the preceding master’s degree. Where an average of below 65% was achieved, the student may be admitted on recommendation of the relevant head of department after consultation with potential supervisor(s) and consideration of other factors, including relevant work experience, other academic qualifications and an admission examination. Where an average of below 65% was achieved, the student may be admitted on recommendation of the relevant head of department after consultation with potential supervisor(s) and consideration of other factors, including relevant work experience, other academic qualifications and an admission examination. Where an average of below 65% was achieved, the student may be admitted on recommendation of the relevant head of department after consultation with potential supervisor(s) and consideration of other factors, including relevant work experience, other academic qualifications, the merit of the research topic and an admission examination.
  • A candidate will only be admitted to the doctoral programme if the Faculty can provide a suitable supervisor in light of the applicant’s preliminary research proposal.
  • An acceptable level of proficiency in English is required.
  • Foreign qualifications are subject to SAQA evaluation.

Duration of study

2 years, full-time.


Faculty Notes

The University of Pretoria Faculty of Law is the highest ranked law faculty in Africa and in South Africa - according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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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