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Postgraduate Programmes

LLM

LLM and MPhil programmes in Commercial Law

The Department of Commercial Law offers two different types of Masters degrees - a straight LLM/ MPhil through course work and a dissertation, and a professional masters through course work and research tasks.

For LLM and MPhil

Students must select and complete four courses or their equivalent and submit a dissertation of not more than 25 000 words. Full-time students are expected to complete the requirements within an academic year (February to November or July to June), and part-time students are expected to complete the requirements within two years, save that the dissertation may be submitted by not later than the Friday before the first term starts, the year following the completion of the coursework for students who have completed their coursework in December and 15 September of the same year for students who have completed their coursework in June.

For named LLM (Professional Master's degree)

Students must select and complete four courses or their equivalent and complete a research project comprising four research tasks. Full-time students are expected to complete the requirements within an academic year (February to November or July to June), and part-time students are expected to complete the requirements within two years.

Programmes are offered the following specialist areas:

  1. Commerical Law
  2. Comparative Law in Africa (not offered in 2019) 
  3. Dispute Resolution
  4. Intellectual Property Law
  5. International Trade Law
  6. International Taxation
  7. Labour Law
  8. Shipping Law
  9. Tax Law

For more detail, consult the Faculty Handbook or go to the School for Advanced Legal Studies at www.sals.uct.ac.za.  For detail on the courses on offer across the LLM Programme in Commercial Law, go to http://www.commerciallaw.uct.ac.za/claw/clcourses/llm