Why to study
The Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town has been offering approved courses for Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Postgraduate Diploma(PGDip) purposes since the early 1980s. These courses have been introduced and expanded to meet the particular demands of society and to complement the research work undertaken by the Faculty's specialised research institutes and units.
The Faculty offers postgraduate courses covering distinct aspects of law. These courses are grouped under a series of programmes specialising in the fields of commercial law, company law, conciliation and arbitration, constitutional law, administrative law, criminology, dispute resolution, employment law, environmental law, human rights law, ICT law, intellectual property law, international trade law, labour law, marine law, public law, shipping law and tax law. These internationally recognised programmes are taught by distinguished South African and international academics and practitioners, and attract many local and international students.Approximately 400 postgraduate students are currently reading in these specialised areas, with about 25 per cent of them coming from other parts of Africa and abroad. The rich diversity prevalent in the student body is in line with the Faculty's broader imperative and is invaluable to our comparative and international approach to the teaching of law.
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- Students who register for a general LLM are free to choose from the numerous courses on offer. However, students wishing to a take one of the specialist LLM Programmes will need to ensure that they take the courses prescribed by that specialisation.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLegal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 31 other Masters in Legal Studies in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
LLM Degree is generally limited to persons holding a 4-year law degree. All prospective applicants whose home language is not English must have obtained a certain level of proficiency in English.
All teaching and assessment in the Faculty of Law is conducted in English. Therefore, all prospective applicants must have obtained a certain level of proficiency in English and they may be requested to submit evidence of su ch proficiency as part of their application to study in the Faculty of Law.
International3764 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3764 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National1608 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1608 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
- National : R 27 000
- International fee: R 63 200
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