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Choosing a Course

While you are generally free to choose any of the above courses, please remember the following important issues when making your selection:

  • If you wish to obtain a specialist LLM, MPhil or PGDip qualification, you must consider the rules relating to these specialisations which set out which courses must be taken to secure the specialisation. These rules are comprehensively set out in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Some course convenors prescribe prerequisites for allowing students to enrol in their courses. Only those students who comply with these prerequisites can take the course.
  • If you are taking the degree full-time, you should select two first semester courses and/or two second semester courses. Courses denoted with an ‘F'-suffix are first semester courses and those with an ‘S'-suffix are second semester courses.
  • Some courses run throughout the year and effectively amount to a double course. These are identified by a ‘W'-suffix.
  • While all effort is taken to run all courses every year, in some years courses may not be on offer due to the unavailability of local or foreign lecturers. Should this be the case, the words ‘not on offer' will appear next to the courses name in the Faculty Handbook.
  • All courses require a minimum of 5 students. Therefore, some courses may be cancelled should the student interest dip below this threshold. Should this occur, you may be required to choose another course. This rule will not however apply should the course constitute a compulsory course for any specialisation.
  • Students must be resident in Cape Town for the coursework component of the degree.
  • Finally, while every effort is made to avoid any timetable clash between all the courses on offer, this is on occasion impossible. We will however ensure that there are no timetable clashes for compulsory courses within a specialisation.
  • COURSES ON OFFER IN THE SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES PROGRAMME IN 2017 (Please refer to the Law Faculty Handbook