mdhr 2020

About 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: 2 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
Professor of Int. Human Rights Law
Ms Rutendo Chinomona
Academic Associate

For further Enquiries

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