Qualification Duration Campus

LLM (Master of Laws)

One year full-time and two years part-time Assessment

Alice/East London

LLM (Master of Laws) by Research (Alice and East London campuses) Admission requirements: LLB or BProc, or any qualification recognised by Senate as the equivalent to these qualifications.


One year full-time and two years part-time Assessment: A dissertation on an approved topic; External evaluation of dissertation Masters in Human Rights (MA Human Rights) By coursework and mini-dissertation (2 year part-time programme offered at the Alice campus only)

Admission requirements:

An appropriate first degree or postgraduate qualification; Evidence of ability to successfully complete the programme; Candidates shall be required to have obtained a minimum of 480 credits.

Strong Points of the Faculty

All  our  qualifications  are  accredited  by  the  Council  of  Higher  Education (CHE)  and  recognised  by  the  Law  Society  of  South Africa  (LSSA),  the General Council of the Bar (GCB) and all local and international employers of law graduates or legal professionals. Our academic staff are experienced, dynamic, and passionate about ensuring excellence in their teaching, research, and community engagement endeavors.

Our students have consistently recorded good performances at regional and international mock trial/moot competitions - which testifies to the quality of the legal education they are receiving at Fort Hare.

The study of Law on our East London campus will ensure that students have easy access to the courts, law firms, and other important law related institutions - where they can work part-time, serve as volunteers, or simply attend to observe the law in action.