A postgraduate degree comes with many perks. However, you want to make sure you are doing your postgraduate degree at a trusted university. This is where UP Law steps in.
Did you know that the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria offers a wide variety of postgraduate programmes on master's and doctoral level? On master's level (LLM/MPhil) we offer programmes through research and specialised programmes through coursework to local and foreign students. We also offer full-time or part-time doctoral degrees (LLD/PhD).
The Faculty of Law is widely recognised as a leader in the field of postgraduate programmes. The LLM/MPhil and LLD/PhD programmes presented by the Faculty enable students to specialise in their chosen fields by engaging with experts at an advanced level.
A postgraduate qualification in law offers opportunities for personal and professional growth, and provides a competitive edge in respect of employment and promotion.
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UP Law's LLM/MPhil programme through Coursework requires the
(a) Successful completion and assessment of three taught modules;
(b) Successful completion of the Research methodology Module; and
(c) The submission and successful completion of a research proposal and mini-dissertation within the prescribed period.
(Virtual) class attendance is compulsory, usually once a week from 17:30 to 19:30. The duration is one or two years.
Our LLM/MPhil programme through Research requires the
(a) Successful completion of the prescribed Research Methodology Module;
(b) Followed by the successful completion of an approved research proposal;
(c) Such dissertation is compiled under the auspices of a Faculty supervisor; and
(d) Upon submission of the final dissertation, such dissertation is assessed by an assessment panel during an oral examination.
UP Law's LLD/PhD programme entails the successful completion of:
(a) A module on Research methodology;
(b) Research proposal;
(c) Thesis under the guidance of a supervisor; and
(c) Oral examination.
Applications open on 1 May 2021.
Applications closing dates for LLB programme: SA: 2021/09/30 Non-SA: 2021/08/31
Masters coursework programmes: SA 2021/09/30 Non-SA: 2021/08/31
Masters research: SA 2022/05/31 Non-SA: 2022/05/31
Doctoral SA 2022/05/31 Non-SA: 2022/05/31