School of Law


To be at the centre for legal education, training and research that promotes rural and regional development in Southern Africa.


Inspired by the University of Venda vision and mission, the School of Law employs appropriate learning methodologies and research in offering a range of qualifications in law and criminal justice that is responsive to the development needs of the Southern African region.

Undergraduate ProgrammesCodeDuration
Baccalaureus Artium (Juris Criminalis)BA (CRM)3 Years
Baccalureus Legum UndergraduateLLB (NU)4 Years
Postgraduate DegreesCodeDuration
Magister Legum (Master of Laws)LLM
Baccalaureus Artium Honoribus (Juris Criminalis)BA (Hons) CRM
Magister Artium (Juris Criminalis)MA (CRM)
Career opportunities
Advocate, Attorney, Prosecutor, Legal Adviser, Magistrate, Judge, Lawyer
in the public and corporative sector, international relations, international organisations, national or
international nongovernmental organisations and academic fields.
Career opportunities in Criminal Justice – Police and Traffic Officer, Lecturer, Self-employment eg
private practice, Criminologist, Administrative Officer in the fields of criminology and policing in
the private or public sector, Researcher.
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UNIVEN graduate is appointed Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

9 months ago
Mr Ronald Ozzy Lamola, University of Venda alumnus and the Chairperson of Gauteng Alumni Chapter is South Africa’s new Minister...
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Domestic Violence Outreach Programme make impact at Gondeni Ha Mabilu village

August 15, 2018
On Wednesday, 25 July 2018, University of Venda (Univen) Department of Criminology in partnership with Thohoyandou SAPS Cluster Domestic Violence...
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