A maximum number of 15 (fifteen) students are selected per two-year cycle of the LLM according to the general selection guidelines.
For admission to the LLM programme, students must have completed a South African LLB degree. Knowledge of the general South African Law of Contract is required as a prerequisite for the advanced LLM modules. For this reason, foreign students can only be accommodated in this coursework LLM in exceptional circumstances.
Subject to the general selection guidelines, the first 15 students who comply with the requirements will be admitted. Applications open in March of the year preceding the first module, and applications are evaluated during September of the aforementioned year.
2 years, full-time.
The University of Pretoria Faculty of Law is the highest ranked law faculty in Africa and in South Africa - according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The Faculty of Law has as its mission the creation and sustenance of a research and education environment that is grounded in values of social justice and excellence.
As the law is increasingly becoming multifaceted and in certain areas more global, the Faculty maintains professional relations with many international bodies, such as the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the World Bank and foreign universities.