Postgraduate Programmes


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.

For information or enquiries, please contact our Student Administration staff members dealing with the respective postgraduate programmes as set out above.



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