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Masters in Law

LLM and MPhil programmes in Commercial Law

School for Advanced Legal Studies - Commercial Law Course Timetable 

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

Masters-level programmes are offered in the following specialist areas, with course choices from amongst a range of options in Commercial Law (see the links below, but also consult the Faculty Handbook for full detail):

  1. Commercial Law
  2. Comparative Law in Africa 
  3. Dispute Resolution
  4. Intellectual Property Law
  5. International Trade Law
  6. International Taxation
  7. Labour Law
  8. Shipping Law
  9. Tax Law

Masters options

LLM and MPhil (coursework and dissertation)

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.

Professional Master's degree (coursework and research tasks)

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.

Research Masters (dissertation only)

Please consult the School for Advanced Legal Studies website.

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