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mdhr 2020

mdhr 2021 advertAbout the programme

The Centre for Human Rights offers a two year LLM/MPhil Multidisciplinary Human Rights degree. The first year of the course consists of interactive lectures, while the second year of the course is devoted to writing the mini-dissertation. Students with a first degree in law are admitted into the LLM stream, while non-lawyers are admitted into the MPhil stream.

Who can apply?

  • The LLM is open to individuals with an LLB degree or equivalent.
  • The MPhil is open to non-lawyers with at least an honours degree. In exceptional cases, a Bachelor’s degree is considered when coupled with years of experience in human rights work.

Course duration

Two years

Application deadline 

South African Students: 31 October 
International Students: 31 August 

Applications for admission can be made on www.up.ac.za/apply 


Prof Frans Viljoen
Director: Centre for Human Rights

Professor of International Human Rights Law

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3228
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743

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Ms Janet Gbam
Research Assistant

Academic Associate: Multidisciplinary Human Rights

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3810
Fax: +27 (0) 12 362 5125

Janet Gbam

For further Enquiries

Ms Melissa Erasmus
Student Administration
Tel:  +27 (0)12 420 5472