LLM Coursework

FACULTY OF LAW

LLM

Magister Legum (LLM) and Magister Philosophiae
(MPhil) (Coursework) (180 credits)

 

  • Admission requirements - LLB or equivalent legal qualification. Research competency and writing skills as well as practical experiences are taken into account with the consideration of applications
  • International students - An evaluation certificate as issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) must be submitted if a previous qualification was obtained in a foreign country. 
  • Duration of study - Minimum 1 year, maximum 2 years.
  • M Phil - Students without any formal legal qualification may, subject to selection and prerequisites, qualify to register for an MPhil in Environmental Law and Management.
  • Additional admission requirements - The Director Postgraduate Programmes may require that a student furnish sufficient proof of his/her research skills before the student receives permission to register. If a student wishes to obtain an LL M degree in a subject not included in the LL B or in which the student’s achievements are not of a sufficient standard, an admission examination in the subject in question can be prescribed by the Director.
  • Capacity - The LLM programmes and elective modules are only offered if the Director of Research is of the opinion that there is sufficient demand for the programme / module(s).
  • Child Law - In the case of the LLM in Comparative Child Law, students may be subject to a selection process or interview before being admitted, to establish their ability to complete the LL M study. New enrolments for the degree are accepted only if the Director of Postgraduate Programmes is of the opinion that there is sufficient demand for the programme.
  • Research topics - Students can only register for a research topic in any module when sufficient supervision is available and if the Director is of the opinion that there will be sufficient expertise for support and guidance to a student in the faculty.

 

Coursework –

 

 Yearbook            Financial in           formation
Applications and submissons          Bursaries and Loans

There are a limited number of International bursaries available for foreign students who want to pursue postgraduate studies at the NWU. The bursaries are awarded on academic merit. Students who wish to apply for an LLM bursary must have obtained a sub minimum of 60% in the final year of his/her undergraduate studies including his/her dissertation. Students who wish to apply for an LLD bursary must have obtained a sub minimum of 65% for their LLM, including the dissertation in the case of an LLM through course work. The amount of the bursaries will assist students but will not be sufficient to cover all their expenses. The application must be done electronically. Queries can be directed to mrs Vorster at clarina.vorster@nwu.ac.za

Application for the NWU bursary must be done seperately.
International students - An evaluation certificate as issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) must be submitted if a previous qualification was obtained in a foreign country. For futher informatlion go to

The closing date for applications is 31 October of each year.


Applicants in their final year of study may apply before their results are known and must do so before 31 October.  Late applications with proper motivation why they are late, will be considered until 30 November of each year.

Please apply as soon as possible.

Librarian Information for Law Studies:

Christine Bronkhorst

Christine.Bronkhorst@nwu.ac.za

+27(0)18 299 2804

More information

Director Postgraduate Programme
Prof Stephen de la Harpe

Stephen.DeLaHarpe@nwu.ac.za

+27(0)18 299 1941

Administrative enquiries
Mrs Clarina Vorster

PC-LLM@nwu.ac.za

+27(0)18 299 1952