Doctor of Philosophy (7901)August 11, 2023
LLM/MPhil in Transnational Criminal JusticeAugust 30, 2023
Faculty of Law Programme:
Doctor of Laws (7921)
Unless Senate decides otherwise, a candidate shall be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the Doctor of Laws Degree – LLD (as indicated in H.76):
- a candidate shall have obtained the Bachelor of Laws degree of the University, or have obtained another degree or qualification, which in the opinion of Senate is of equivalent standard;
- have had at least one year’s appropriate academic and/or practical experience;
- submit evidence, to the satisfaction of the Senate, of his/her ability in the
Final selection shall be based on an applicant meeting the criteria as determined by the Faculty.
Unless Senate decides otherwise, the degree shall not be conferred on a candidate unless s/he has been registered as a candidate for the degree for two years. The degree shall not be conferred on a candidate until four years have elapsed from the time of gaining the LLB degree or other equivalent qualification.
The Doctor of Laws programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation:
Comparative Constitutional Law 901/902 – CLL901/CLL902
Criminal Justice 901/902 – CRJ901/CRJ902
Disability Law 901/902 (not offered in 2023)- DSL901/DSL902
Environment Law 901/902 – IEL901/IEL902
Human Rights Protection 901/902 – IHR901/IHR902
Comparative Labour Law 901/902 – LAB901/LAB902
Mercantile Law 901/902 – MER901/MER902
Law, State and Multi-level Government 901/902 – MLG901/MLG902
- Assessment is governed by Rule A.5 as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1.
- The assessment shall consist of a thesis and, if Senate so prescribes, an oral and/or a written assessment on the subject of the thesis or the field concerned as a
- In the event of a thesis being rejected, Senate may, permit the candidate to re-submit it for assessment in a revised or extended
- Unless with the approval of Senate, a candidate may not re-submit a thesis for assessment more than once in the same
H.75 PROGRESSION RULES
Registration for the following year of study shall be recommended by the supervisor if in his/her opinion adequate progress has been made during the current year (See Rule A.3.4).
H.76 RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
Renewal of registration shall be governed by Rule A.4, as stipulated in the University Calendar: General Information Part 1 or as provided in the faculty rules as contained in this Calendar.
H.77 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAMME
- Before being admitted to study for the degree, the candidate shall submit his/her application for admission to the study, with the title of the thesis, to
Senate shall appoint:
- A supervisor who, unless Senate decides otherwise, shall be a lecturer at the University, but should Senate appoint a supervisor from outside the University, it may appoint a co-supervisor, from the staff of the University;
- An Assessment Panel consisting of such external and internal subject specialists, as Senate, on the recommendation of the
- The thesis shall show proof of original work and shall be a distinct contribution to the knowledge of and insight into the
- The title of the thesis shall be approved for a period of five years, after which period the student may apply for an
- The thesis shall be submitted no later than the dates stipulated in the University Calendar.
- No thesis, which has been submitted previously for a degree at another university, shall be accepted, but material taken from publications of the candidate may be incorporated
- The candidate may be required to submit, together with his/her thesis, any thesis or dissertation previously submitted by him/her for another degree, whether such previous thesis or dissertation has been accepted or
- Together with the submission of a candidate’s research proposal to the Law Higher Degrees Committee, the candidate must present evidence of participation in research methodology training as determined by the Faculty