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Lawyers can either be attorneys who dispense legal advice and handle a large variety of affairs for individuals, companies and associations or advocates, who specialise in various areas of the law, especially in the presentation of cases in court.


Available Qualifications:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 38.
  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least NSC level 5 (60-69%).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 37 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale. 
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course. 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score (APS) of 38.
  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 5 (60 – 69%).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics or 7 (80-89%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • Applicants with an APS between 28 and 37 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Test before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Please consult with the Admissions Office.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Admission Points Score of 38.
  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 5 (60-69 %).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics or 7 (80-89%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 28 and 37 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum statutory NSC requirements for degree entry must be met. In exceptional cases however, candidates who only meet the minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry may be considered.
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 5 (60 – 69 %).
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics or 7 (80-89%) for Mathematical Literacy.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 28 and 37 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
  • Candidates must perform satisfactorily in the NMMU Access Assessment Battery.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement. 
  •  Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.
  • Candidates must perform satisfactorily in the NMMU Access Assessment Battery. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the study for the Postgraduate Diploma only if they:

  • have obtained a 4-year LLB or an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or a qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent thereto; and meet the professional registration requirement and such additional requirements as may be determined by Senate; and
  • have obtained a mark of at least 55 in the major modules of the degree or diploma.
  • candidates may be required to supplement their knowledge to the satisfaction of the Head of the Department;
  • candidates may be required to write an entrance examination, provide a portfolio of evidence or do an oral examination before being considered for selection; or
  • have been approved as candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma by the Faculty of Law Research, Technology and Innovation Committee, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the study for the Postgraduate Diploma only if they:

  • have obtained a 4-year LLB or an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or a qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent thereto; and meet the professional registration requirement and such additional requirements as may be determined by Senate; and
  • have obtained a mark of at least 55 in the major modules of the degree or diploma.
  • candidates may be required to supplement their knowledge to the satisfaction of the Head of the Department;
  • candidates may be required to write an entrance examination, provide a portfolio of evidence or do an oral examination before being considered for selection; or
  • have been approved as candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma by the Faculty of Law Research, Technology and Innovation Committee, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the Master of Laws/Magister Legum course work and research degree only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the Master of Laws/Magister Legum course work and research degree only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the Master of Laws/Magister Legum Criminal Justice course work and research degree only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Criminal Justice.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the Master of Laws/Magister Legum Labour Law course work and research degree only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Labour Law.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Law.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the Master of Laws/Magister Legum (Taxation) course work and research degree only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Bachelor of Laws/Baccalaureus Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies in Taxation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum only if they

  • have obtained an average mark of at least 60% for the degree of Master of Laws/Magister Legum or the equivalent thereof, or
  • have, in the opinion of Senate, attained through practical experience or otherwise a level of competence which is adequate for the purpose of studies for the degree of Doctor of Laws/Doctor Legum.