The UCT Law Postgraduate Diploma in Judicial Studies is Africa’s first postgraduate qualification in judicial studies, offered by Africa’s leading university. The diploma offers access to cutting-edge knowledge from diverse faculty members, ensuring professionals are up-to-date with new issues in law.

This one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) qualification is offered by the University of Cape Town's School for Advanced Legal Studies, under the Faculty of Law.

The course commences in January each year and all applications must be in before the end of August the year prior.

To apply download the instructions here and then apply online here.

If you are struggling with the online application process or any other part of applying to please contact Vanja Karth at

JIFA course

To find out more download our brochure.