In addition to LLM, MPhil and PGDip qualifications undertaken by part course work and part minor dissertation (which are administered by the School for Adva nced Legal Studies), the Faculty of Law also offers straight research degrees. These are the: Master of Laws by Dissertation; Master of Philosophy by Dissertation; the Doctor of Laws; and the Doctor of Philosophy.
Brief Course Outlines for each of the courses are available in the Faculty Handbook. These contain a general description of the course, identify who the course convenor is and set out the nature of the course assessment The courses generally comprise of about 3-4 hours contact lecturing each week per semester (which are about 12 weeks in duration).
While you are generally free to choose any of the above courses, please remember the following important issues when making your selection:
The first key component of all three degrees offered by the School for Advanced Legal Studies (SALS) is coursework. Students are required to select and complete four courses and a minor dissertation for the LLM and MPhil degrees and 4 courses only for the PGDip qualification. For a general degree, students are free to choose from the courses listed in the Law Faculty handbook.
Every year the Faculty of Law produces a Student Handbook. It contains the following information of vital relevance to current and prospective postgraduate students including:
Admission to the MPhil Degree is generally limited to persons holding the equivalent of a 4-year degree in a non-law discipline. Students typically commence their degree in February of each year. In order to graduate with a M Phil degree students must select and complete four courses and submit a dissertation of up to 25 000 words on a topic of their choice.
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.
Admission to the PG Diploma is generally limited to persons holding a law or equivalent undergraduate degree. Students typically commence their degree in February of each year. In order to graduate with a PG Diploma students must select and complete four courses as prescribed for the specialisation they select. . Students are expected to complete the requirements within one academic year
The School for Advanced Legal Studies offers four different academic qualifications: the Masters of Laws Degree (LLM); the Master of Philosophy Degree (MPhil); the Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDip), and the Professional Masters Degree (LLM). These qualifications generally comprise a course work component and a research component. They may be conferred without specialisation or in a specialist programmatic area.