Admission to the LLM Degree is generally limited to persons holding a 4-year law degree. Students typically commence their degree in February of each year. In order to graduate with a LLM degree students must select and complete four courses and submit a dissertation of up to 25 000 words on a topic of their choice. Full-time students are expected to complete the requirements within one academic year and part-time students are expected to complete the requirements within two years, save that the dissertation component may be submitted by not later than: the Friday before the first term starts the year following the completion of the coursework for students who have completed their coursework in December; and 15 September of the same year for students who have completed their coursework in June.
Students who register for a general LLM are free to choose from the numerous courses on offer. However, students wishing to a take one of the specialist LLM Programmes will need to ensure that they take the courses prescribed by that specialisation, as set out below.
To see the requirements in each of these specialist areas please refer to the Law Faculty Handbook