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UKZN B Laws (p/t) Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) B Laws (p/t).

The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN’s) Part-time LLB Programme offers aspiring legal practitioners a convenient way of obtaining an undergraduate law degree through part-time study. The LLB degree is offered on a part-time basis by the School of Law, via the Centre for Extended Legal Studies (CELS), on our Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses and provides a flexible option for individuals who are not able to attend lectures during working hours

UKZN’s LLB degree, which is fully accredited by the Council for Higher Education, is the core qualification for legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) and, in addition, is a valuable qualification for a wide range of other careers in business, public administration and allied fields.

The programme will be delivered primarily by means of online teaching, making use of the University’s online learning platform and applications such as Zoom. This will require students to have access to a stable internet connection and a suitable device, such as a desktop, laptop or smartphone, provided at their own cost. It is not known at this stage whether it will be possible to offer any contact teaching sessions in 2023.

Degree Duration

12 semesters (six years).

Admission criteria

Admission to the program will primarily depend on academic merit:

  • If the applicant’s highest qualification is an NSC-Degree (i.e. Matric), we will require:
  • A minimum APS of 32, excluding Life Orientation;
  • English (Home Language) at Level 5, or English (First Additional Language) at Level 6;
  • Maths at Level 3 or Mathematical Literacy at Level 5;
  • Endorsement or University Exemption on the applicant’s Matriculation Certificate.
  • If you have one or more recognised tertiary qualifications, your application will be evaluated primarily on the basis of this/these qualifications, taking account of their nature, level and other relevant factors.
  • Relevant working experience may also be considered in appropriate cases.

Please note

The Part-time LLB programme is a Self-funded Teaching Programme and, as such, students are not eligible for NSFAS funding, or for University residence, or financial concessions in the form of AOD’s or other. Students are required to obtain financial clearance each year before registration and this will require, inter alia, the settlement of all amounts owing from previous years of study. The PT LLB is not a vehicle for admission into the full-time programme at some stage of your studies. The School of Law’s policy is that students have to complete their studies under the programme type into which they have been accepted initially.

How to apply

Apply online via before 30 September. All applications must be accompanied by the applicant’s CV, previous academic transcripts and supporting documentation (such as matric certificate, degree certificates, ID) as well as a detailed letter of motivation indicating why you should be accepted for the programme and how you intend to fund your studies if accepted.

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However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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