The UCT Law Postgraduate Diploma in Judicial Studies is a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) qualification offered by the University of Cape Town's School for Advanced Legal Studies, under the Faculty of Law.

The course will commence at the beginning of 2024 and all applications must be in before the end of August 2023.

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

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Working with the Judicial Institute for Africa (JIFA), UCT Law offers this programme to professionals across the African continent that are currently serving as judges and magistrates, and to those earmarked for the judicial track. 

Be part of a new generation of judges on the African continent who are practically and theoretically grounded in the art of judging in a constitutional democracy.

The diploma provides a specialist qualification in judicial studies, ensuring that participants are exposed to concepts, developments, debates and discussions in the judicial space across the continent. It consists of four courses: two core courses and two electives, all taught in short blocks. Read on for further details.

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To find out more download our brochure.


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