Law at University of Fort Hare

Law at University of Fort Hare

Bachelor of Commerce (Law)

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

This requires an applicant to be in possession of a school leaving qualification that meets the legal minimum requirement for admission to degree study in South Africa – in the form of either the new National Senior Certificate (NSC) or a matriculation exemp-tion/endorsement. However, applicants who do not satisfy the said legal minimum requirement may be admitted under the University’s Senate Discretionary Exemption (SDE) dispensation in which event they will have to satisfy additional curriculum requirements.

Course Code:
21522
Level of Study:
Undergraduate
Duration of Study:
3 Years

Bachelor of Laws: LLB

Admission Requirements
The LLB is now the only qualification acceptable for admission into the legal profession either as an attorney or advocate. The requirements that a person seeking admission to study for the degree must meet depends on the qualification that the person currently holds and the LLB degree option that the person wishes to pursue.
There are presently five LLB degree options available at Fort Hare and they are as follows:
Level of Study:
Undergraduate

Doctor of Laws

Admission Requirements
The Doctor of Laws programme can only be undertaken by research.  It is available to persons who are in possession of the LLM degree or the old (postgraduate) LLBdegree or any other qualification that the UFH Senate may consider equivalent to the LLM degree.
Course Code:
22000
Level of Study:
Postgraduate
Duration of Study:
2 Years

Master of Laws

Admission Requirements
The Master of Laws programme at Fort Hare can only be undertaken by full research/dissertation.  It is available to persons who are in possession of the LLB or any other qualification that the UFH Senate may consider to be equivalent to either one of  the above-mentioned degrees.
Course Code:
21500
Level of Study:
Postgraduate
Duration of Study:
2 Years

Master of Philosophy in Human Rights

Admission Requirements
This postgraduate programme is undertaken by a combination of coursework and research.  It is available to persons who are in possession of any undergraduate degree considered
Course Code:
21508
Level of Study:
Postgraduate
Duration of Study:
2 Years

Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights

Admission Requirements
This postgraduate programme is undertaken by coursework only. It is available to persons who are in possession of any undergraduate degree considered suitable by the Research and Higher Degrees Committee of the Faculty of Law.
Level of Study:
Postgraduate
Duration of Study:
1 Year

Diploma in Local Government Law and Administration

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The requirement for admission to the Diploma is a school leaving certificate with a minimum aggregate symbol E-S, or National Senior Certificate endorsed for diploma. The quali-fication is designed primarily as a capacity building programme for officials and elected repre-sentatives in local government. The Faculty therefore also takes into account current or previous involvement in the local government sphere as an elected representative (mayor, executive committee member or council or); current or previous employment in local government. Admission may also be through recognition of Prior Learning and Age Exemption.

Course Code:
20100
Level of Study:
Certificates or Diplomas
Duration of Study:
3 Years

Contact Us

Nelson R Mandela School of Law,
University of Fort Hare,
Private Bag X9083,
East London, 5200
Faculty Manager,
Ms Z. Mkiva
Tel: 043-704 7521
Fax:086 623 9561
Email: amkiva@ufh.ac.za
Assistant Faculty Manager,
Ms P. Zinto
Tel:043 704 7530/7539
Email: pzinto@ufh.ac.za