A limited number of approximately between 10 and 15 students are selected per year.
As this LLM cycle runs over a two year period (consisting of 3 semester modules and one mini-dissertation), new applicants are only admitted every second year.
Applicants are required to write an admission test during January/February of the year in which the study commences. The test is designed to assess the basic competency of the candidates in respect of corporate and securities law and is also intended to equalise 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.
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.