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 Law Postgraduate

​About Us

In line with the vision of the Division of Post Graduate Studies, The Faculty of Law postgraduate programmes are focused on strengthening research and theses in a number of established and emerging research niche areas. 

With 42 full time members of the academic staff, and several affiliated research units (the Dullah Omar Institute, Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice and the Social Law Project), the Faculty boasts a significant research record, as captured in the Faculty's annual research report. Particular areas of strength include constitutional law, children's rights, multi-level government, labour law, trade and investment law, gender law, human rights and humanitarian law, environmental law, socio-economic rights, criminal justice and international criminal law, including money laundering and the law relating to corruption. Many of our postgraduate students hail from other African countries, and many postgraduate courses situate the regional or continental context upfront. The Faculty runs a series of initiatives aimed at building capacity for postgraduate studies and research, including an innovative doctoral student’s colloquium which is hosted off campus three times a year.

A key goal (encapsulated in the Faculty Institutional Operating Plan 2010-2014) was to increase the post-graduate student cohort and our publications output.  The Faculty currently boasts 13 NRF rated researchers, seven of whom have ‘B’ ratings. 

Here is an electronic version of our Postgraduate Brochure.pdf ​

The Virtual Office:   

For your convenience, we have compiled internal data forms which are tools that you will require for your post-graduate submissions (theses, exams, assessments etc.) See our Virtual Office page.




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