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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Faculty of Law

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will first need to apply to enroll with UFH using our online portal www.ufh.ac.za/apply/law/
If you are admitted and intend to register, you will then request a Credits Application form obtainable from the Faculty Office; rooms: 602; 615 and 616 and apply for applicable credits in accordance with the University Prospectus Rules.

This can be requested from the University’s Finance offices. Alice. Mr Lusanda Thengani T: 040 602 2282 elthengani@ufh.ac.za or East London Mr. Buyile Boti T: 043 704 7007/7582 e: bboti@ufh.ac.za

The APS (Admission Point Score) is calculated by adding the point levels achieved for each subject. Please see UFH admissions policy.

A programme is changed by completing the Degree Change Form being offered at the Student Administration Department. Upon completion of the programme, you will be requested to submit the Degree Change Form to the Faculty Administrative Office.

To complete the process, a spreadsheet will be created for those students who have submitted the forms and notify the Faculty Manager for finalizing the forms.

 Modules are changed by completing the Course Addition and Cancellation Form where the student must complete the actual form by indicating the modules she/he would like to add or cancel. 

After the form has been completed by the student the student’s academic record has to be used to see how many modules she/he registered for.

If the student has exceeded the number of specified modules per semester, then she/he is requested to provide reasons as to why she/he is not entitled to register for more than the required number of modules.

The Faculty Manager / Assistant Manager signs the form depending on the nature of the form

Cancellation of studies is done by completing the Deregistration Form which is accessible at the Student Administration Department The student is requested to bring his/her Deregistration Form to the Faculty Manager for approval.

Click here to download the Graduation Application Form 


The Graduation List is presented at different Faculty Committees and, thereafter, recommended to the University Committees for further approval.After it has been approved, Exams Office confirms a PQ status on an individual candidate. A Graduation Confirmation Letter, indicating completion of the programme, then follows which will be available or can be sourced from Exams Office on request.

You may send a request for Confirmation Letter at Examinations Office / Department from: Ms U Gantsa @UGantsa@ufh.ac.za; 043 704 7606 or Ms B Situnda @ Bsitunda@ufh.ac.za 043 704 7318 / 7319.

You may send a request for an academic record to the following e-mails: UGantsa@ufh.ac.za or BSitunda@ufh.ac.za or contact 043 704 7606 / 7318 / 7319.

No, all programmes are offered full-time using contact lectures.

Bachelor of Commerce: Law: B Com (Law) is a 3-year undergraduate degree with a NQF Level 7 upon completion. BCom (Law) focuses on the commercial side with knowledge about the law. The minimum admission points score (APS) to study the degree is 28 with Mathematics and 29 with Mathematical Literacy or Technical Mathematics.

Bachelor of Laws / LLB is a 4-year undergraduate degree with a NQF Level 8 upon completion. LLB focuses on legal subjects and provides students with a sound knowledge of the general principles of the South African legal system, and an ability to use legal materials effectively. The minimum admission points score (APS) to study the degree is 30. Bachelor of Laws (Extended Curriculum Programme) is exactly like the Bachelor of Laws / LLB; however, the Extended Curriculum Programme is a 5-year undergraduate degree. The minimum admission points score (APS) to study the degree is 26 with Mathematics and 28 with Mathematical Literacy or Technical Mathematics.

No, the Faculty of Law does not offer any programme by distance education.

No, the Faculty of Law does not offer short courses or certificates.

LLB Mainstream: 45
LLB Foundation: 55
B. Com Law: 35

QUALIFICATION

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

 

LLB MAINSTREAM

(21525)

Year 1 = 5

Year 1 = 5

Year 2 = 5

Year 2 = 6

Year 3 = 6

Year 3 = 6

Year 4 = 6

Year 4 = 6

TOTAL= 45 MODULES

 

LLB FOUNDATION

(21526)

Year 1 = 5

Year 1 = 5

Year 2 = 5

Year 2 = 6

Year 3 = 6

Year 3 = 6

Year 4 = 6

Year 4 = 6

Year 5 =

Year 5 =

TOTAL= 55 MODULES

 

B. COM LAW

(21527)

Year 1 = 6

Year 1 = 5

Year 2 = 4

Year 2 = 6

Year 3 = 7

Year 3 = 7

TOTAL= 35 MODULES

No, students are admitted and registered at the beginning of each academic year.

A student must first check his/her assessment mark on the student online portal using Self Help iEnabler (ufh.ac.za) If the mark does not appear or the mark need to be corrected, the student must contact the relevant or responsible lecturer within seven (7) days from the date of the Test, Assignment or Examination. If the lecturer does not respond to the query, a student must contact the responsible HOD.

MERCANTILE LAW
Dr Simphiwe Bidie; Office No 629, 6th Floor Tel: 043 704 7529 Email: sbidie@ufh.ac.za

PRIVATE LAW
Adv Sibulelo Seti; Office No 623 6th Floor Tel: 043 704 7522 Email: sseti@ufh.ac.za

PUBLIC AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Ms Asanda Mbolambi Office No 621; 6th Floor Tel: 043 704 7529 Email:ambolambi@ufh.ac.za

 

Students needs to contact the Teaching and Learning Centre at learn@ufh.ac.za

Students must contact the exams department within 72 hours after publication of mark. The following contact details should be used:

Ms Unathi Gantsa: Exams Officer t: 043 704 7606 e: ugantsa@ufh.ac.za

Ms B Situnda: Exams Officer t: 043 704 7319       e: bsitunda@ufh.ac.za