Undergraduate Studies


Road Map to an LLB Degree at the Faculty of Law.

The LLB degree prepares students for entry into the legal professions, for a wide range of careers which require the application of law, and for postgraduate studies in law.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • be a lifelong student with the ability to be well-informed of the most recent legal developments;
  • take part as a responsible citizen in local, national, and international communities;
  • be sensitive as a lawyer to the cultural and ethnic diversity in the community; and
  • explore educational and career possibilities and develop entrepreneurial skills.

The successful candidate will, more specifically, be able to:

  • identify and solve legal problems through critical and creative thinking;
  • approach and study personal and professional activities in a responsible, ethical, and effective manner;
  • do effective legal research by gathering, analysing, and critically evaluating information;
  • communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • cooperate effectively with others in society;
  • use technology effectively and responsibly to the advantage of the community as a whole; and
  • see the law as a component in a system of interdependent systems within the community where problem-solving cannot occur in isolation.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the four-year LLB, a candidate should be in possession of an endorsed Senior Certificate (until 2007) with an M-score of at least 34 points; or the candidate should be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (from 2008) or National Certificate (Vocational) with an AP score of at least 33 points, with a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in English Home Language or English First Additional Language, and (2) a minimum performance mark of 70% (performance level 6) in mathematical literacy or a minimum performance mark of 50% (performance level 4) in mathematics.

If you have matriculated before 2008, the requirement is that a candidate be in possession of an endorsed Senior Certificate (until 2007) with an M-score of at least 34 points or have a previous degree on an NQF 7.

Please note that placement into the five-year programme is a selection process and a candidate cannot apply directly for the five-year programme. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for the four-year LLB programme will be considered for the five-year LLB programme. Candidates who have been successfully admitted into the five-year LLB programme will be contacted.

Please note that there will not be another intake of LLB students on the distance-learning (e-learning) platform.



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