The minimum requirements for admission are:
- National Senior Certificate with Bachelor endorsement with an APS score of 33 with the following minima:
- English Language (1st or additional language) at level 4
- Additional Language at level 4
- Mathematics at level 3 OR
- Mathematical Literacy at level 4
The purpose of the Bachelor of Laws Degree is to prepare students for entry into legal practice, into a wide range of other careers which require the application of law, and for post –graduate studies in law. The curriculum is designed to ensure that graduates from UMP LLB are adequately prepared for these three career options. In addition to this, the LLB programme is also shaped by imperative that Legal education as a public good should be responsive to the needs of the economy, the legal profession and the broader society. In drafting the LLB curriculum, the University of Mpumalanga is aware of the need for well -trained lawyers that will not only be useful to the South African society but to be globally competitive.
The Bachelor of Laws degree is at exit level 8 on the HEQSF, with a requirement of 480 credits as a minimum. The Bachelor of Laws Degree is offered for a period of 4 years for
Full- time students.
Description of the Programme
The design and delivery of the proposed LLB programme will ensure the achievement of the programme outcome in a number of ways. Firstly, the programme extensively and comprehensively covers all the fundamentals as well as several specialized subject areas in the discipline of law; viz private law, public law, public law, mercantile law and adjectival/formal law. Secondly, the interrelatedness between the different modules and areas of law, especially in light of constitutional state that is committed to social justice and to addressing the injustices of the past. Students also have to take Fundamental and Human Rights Law as a compulsory module offered in the programme at NQF level 8. In the same vein, assertions can be made regarding every other core module offered in the programme as they are all designed and delivered against the backdrop of such considerations as transformational constitutionalism, responsiveness to social justice and issues of globalization. Furthermore, the curriculum includes such modules as Social Security Law and Food Security Law which clearly indicate that our curriculum is responsive to some of the country`s endemic challenges of inequality, unemployment and poverty.
Selection Criteria for this Programme
There are no special selection criteria beyond the minimum admission requirements.
Selection will take place on a monthly basis and applicants who exceed the minimum admission requirements and who have completed their NSC or equivalent will be made conditional offers. Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements will be rejected. Those who just meet the requirements will be placed on hold.
Each month the new applicants will be considered along with those placed on hold.
At least 50% of places will be reserved for applicants who are in the process of completing the NSC or equivalent.
Recognition of Prior learning (RPL) will be applied.
Those students who successfully completed their LL.B degree programme at the 4th year can continue into LL.M programme in Law.