12 months
2364 EUR/year
1182 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The primary purpose of a Law (Research) programme from University of Pretoria is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level which is predominantly interdisciplinary and focused on the interrelationship between one or more legal disciplines and at least one other non-law discipline.


Key Features

The Law (Research) programme from University of Pretoria 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation: Law
  • Research methodology
  • Research proposal and oral defence of the research proposal

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

LLB degree or BProc degree or relevant honours degree or relevant degree on SAQA level 8 and relevant work experience in legal aspects in South Africa or Africa

A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% or a cumulative weighted average of below 65%:
  • relevant work experience
  • other academic qualifications
An admissions examination may be requiredA portfolio consisting of:
  • recent research-based essays or assignments
  • a letter of motivation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2364 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2364 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    1182 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1182 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • SA and SADC countries citizens: R19 775 per annum
  • International: R39,550 per annum

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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