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LLM MPhil SRRA Centre for Human Rights advert 2025The Master’s degree (LLM/MPhil) in Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Africa is a two-year programme that is offered as a blended learning course comprising of online interaction and residential block-weeks in Pretoria. Two contact sessions will be scheduled every year (four contact sessions over a period of two years).

Admission requirements

  • For the LLM degree
    An LLB or equivalent qualification required for entrance into the legal profession.

  • For the MPhil degree
    At least a 4-year honours degree in an academic discipline relevant to sexual and reproductive rights in African; or any other qualification in an academic discipline relevant to sexual and reproductive rights in African that allows for admission to a master’s programme at the institution where the undergraduate qualification was obtained

Foreign qualifications are subject to SAQA requirements. This is a selection programme. Successful candidates will be directed to apply on the University application portal. A SAQA evaluation certificate will be required for University admission.

Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate human rights experience or interest.
A maximum of fifteen students will be accepted for the 2025 academic year.

Cost Estimation

In addition to University application fees, students have to pay registration fees in the first year of study. Registration fees in 2024 are R12 500. Self funding students have to finance their travel and accommodation during the block weeks, which are compulsory to attend. (A total of four block weeks are scheduled over two years)

2024 cost estimation for 2025 class
Southern African students – R 24 000
Non-Southern African students – R40 000

2025 cost estimation for 2025 class
Southern African students – R 38 000
Non-Southern African students – R56 000

Scholarships

A limited number of up to 15 students are selected per year. Students who do not receive scholarships may be admitted as self-funding funding students, provided they meet all the minimum admission criteria.

The following documents will be requested when during your application:

  • Previous academic records/transcripts
  • Previous degree certificate(s) (Please note that this should be a four-year honours degree).
  • Copy of bio-data page of passport
  • A good quality photograph of yourself
  • For applicants who did not obtain their qualifications in English: TOEFL, SAT1 or IELTS Test certificate.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications for the 2025 class is 15 July 2024.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 31 October 2024

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