Master Of Philosophy (Structured – 7871) / (Thesis – 7860)August 11, 2023
Doctor of Laws (7921)August 11, 2023
Faculty of Law Programme:
Doctor of Philosophy (7901)
Unless Senate decides otherwise, a candidate shall be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree – PhD (as indicated in H.84):
Subject to Rule A.2.5.1, a candidate who has a degree or diploma of the University or of another tertiary institution, of which the latter degree or diploma in the opinion of the Faculty of Law and Senate is of a comparable standard, or who has in any other manner attained a level of competence which, in the opinion of the Faculty of Law and Senate, is adequate for the purpose of admission, may be registered for the PhD degree.
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 thesis written by a law graduate or diplomat must be of an inter-disciplinary nature which is not suitable for an LLD degree, while such thesis written by a non-law graduate or diplomat may be either of such an inter-disciplinary nature or on a topic solely within the field of law.
The Doctor of Law programme is offered in the following areas of specialisation:
Comparative Constitutional Law 901/902 – CLL901/CLL902
Comparative Labour Law 901/902 – LAB901/LAB902
Disability Law 901/902 (not offered in 2023) -DSL901/DSL902
Environment Law 901/902 – IEL901/IEL902
International Human Rights Protection 901/902 – IHR901/IHR902
Law, State and Multi-level Government 901/902 – MLG901/MLG902
Mercantile Law 901/902 – MER901/MER902
Transnational Criminal Justice 901/902 – TCJ901/TCJ902
- Assessment is governed by Rule 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
- 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 must apply to the faculty for an
- The thesis shall be submitted no later than the dates stipulated in the University Calendar.
- No thesis which has previously been submitted 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