LLM Corporate Law Programme

LLM Corporate Law programme

Department of Mercantile Law, Law Faculty, University of Pretoria


Applications for the LLM Corporate Law programme in 2022 are now open.

Corporate Law is one of the cornerstones of mercantile law and an advanced understanding of the principles of this area of law will place candidates a step ahead in their chosen legal career paths. This programme will be beneficial for any candidate wishing to specialize in corporate law, including internal legal counsel in corporations, advocates, practicing attorneys, academics or anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge on this area of law.


Admission requirements

In order to be admitted into this programme, a candidate must:

  • have a LLB degree or BProc degree or relevant degree from a foreign university that allows entrance to the formal legal profession;
  • have a weighted average of at least 65% at final year level; and
  • complete an admissions examination.


Important information

A limited number of approximately between 10 and 15 students are selected for this LLM Corporate Law programme each year. The cycle of this programme runs over a two-year period (consisting of 3 semester modules and one mini-dissertation), new applicants are only admitted every second year. The minimum duration of this programme is also two years.

Applicants are required to write an admission test during October/November 2021. The test is designed to assess the basic competency of the candidates in respect of corporate and securities law and is also intended to equalize the different competencies, degrees and experience of students. Subject to the general selection guidelines, the 10-15 students with the highest marks will be admitted to the programme.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021 for South African students and 31 August 2021 for international students.

Apply online at www.up.ac.za/online-application.

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