To be eligible for admission to the LLM, a candidate should have an LLB or equivalent degree with a minimum average of 70%
To be eligible for admission to the PhD, a candidate should have a masters degree or a postgraduate LLB or equivalent degree with a minimum average of 65%
Prospective applicants should please note that the above requirements are the minima.
The Law School receives a large number of applications for research degrees each year and is only able to accommodate a small number of research students. In practice, a very strong academic record and/or a record of appropriate work or research experience is necessary to gain admission to the research degree programme. In addition, an important consideration is the availability of supervision in your chosen area of research.
Admission to the LLM or PhD programme will require the formulation of a topic of research as well as a research proposal (expression of interest). We will require your CV (detailing previous degrees), academic transcripts and a brief (4 or 5-page) outline of the proposed research. Please contact the enrolment Centre for details on the application process - 011 717 1888 or visit: https://www.wits.ac.za/applications/. Please be advised that incomplete applications cannot be enetertained.
for enquiries contact Raquel McBride - 011 717 8471