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MPhil Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (Coursework)

University of Pretoria
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
January 2022

January 2023

January 2024

Program description

University of Pretoria Master Programs

MPhil in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa (Coursework) in South Africa

The MPhil Human Rights and Democratization in Africa is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. The faculty and staff pursue this idea by focusing on the law and on excellence in all divisions of jurisprudence. It is also pursued by focusing on jurists and by preparing students to become leaders of their communities where they can promote the law and its principles effectively.  

Law scholars are encouraged in the pursuit of knowledge through research, teaching and learning, on the basis of intellectual merit, ability and the potential for excellence. Coming from diverse background, students of the LLM Program in Procedural Law will deepen their scholarly inquiry and enrich academic debate.

The University of Pretoria inspires in their LLM students academic freedom, creative and innovative thought, ethical standards and integrity, accountability and social justice. The LLM in Procedural Law utilizes an inquiry‐led and evidence‐based approach to creating knowledge.

Community engagement

Most of the extra-curricular community engagement activities are undertaken by the Center for Child Law, the Center for Human Rights and the Law Clinic. The Faculty’s student bodies also participate in community engagement activities.

Partnerships and Collaborations

The Faculty of Law has a strong network of international partners with organizations and universities across the world. This network includes partners such as:

  • Asser Institute, The Netherlands
  • Birbeck College, London, UK
  • Catholic University of Central Africa, Cameroon
  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Pan African Parliament, Africa
  • The American University (Cairo and Washington)
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
  • Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • Université Gaston Berger - Saint-Louis du Sénégal
  • University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • University of Ghana, Ghana
  • University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  • University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • University of Venda, South Africa
  • University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • World Bank, Washington, USA, etc.
  • Law Schools Global League - Worldwide Association of Leading Law Schools

The Faculty is involved in exciting international competitions and cooperations with overseas counterparts.

Admission requirements

An appropriate degree

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The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. We produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. Being one of the largest research universities...

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Cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
0002 Pretoria
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