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Tuition Fees:$2,302 /year
Part-time Study:2 years
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Masters in Commercial Law
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Law
Campus:Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Many large corporate and commercial transactions take place in Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. The UJ Law Faculty is thus well placed to offer a highly relevant LLM in Commercial Law, drawing students from leading commercial firms.

The team of lecturers involved combine intellectual leadership and cutting edge practical insight which is reflected in their teaching.

The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students.

Curriculum

Course Modules:
1
. Banking Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
2. Company Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
3. Corporate Finance Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
4. Corporate Insolvency Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
5. Credit Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
6. E-Commerce, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
7. Economic Crime, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
8. General Principles and Individual Labour Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
9. Insurance Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
10. Intellectual Property Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
11. International Commercial Law A, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
12. International Commercial Law B, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
13. Interpretation of Contracts, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
14. Securities and Financial Markets Law, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
15. Small Business Forms, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
16. Unjustified Enrichment, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
17. Tax Law: Basic Principles, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 40 Credits
18. Commercial Law Master’s Minor Dissertation, Coursework, Semester One or Semester Two, 60 Credits

Admission Requirements

In general, as a minimum admission requirement, students must have attained an average of 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. Admission is highly competitive and, if you are admitted, you will be amongst a select group of the best students who have applied.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for International Students: $12

Online Application
Please note the following:
– No application fee will be charged for online applications.
– If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure that you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select ‘Apply’.

Paper Application
Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure you meet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.)
Step 2: Complete the academic application form with a payment of R200 for a paper application (no payment required for online application).
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, please allow three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on whether your application has been successful or not. Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number.
It takes approximately 4 -6 weeks for an online application to be processed and 6 -8 weeks for paper based applications to be processed.
After the above mentioned time-frame you may check your application status using the following link: http://www.uj.ac.za/studyatUJ/sec/Pages/Check-Application-Status.aspx

International Students
International applicants follow the same application process as national applicants

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,302
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,485

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students in the Faculty of Law ranges from R38,176 to R43,836

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies. Students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R2000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R17000

International Levy Amount:
SADC & Africa – R2,000
Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
***International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R38,176) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R41,216
-An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 30 April.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 10 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Letlhokwa George Mpedi
Executive Dean Faculty of Law
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries