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Environmental Law To be awarded this degree candidates must complete 4 courses and a research report in the field of Environmental Law.
Environmental Law To be awarded this degree candidates must complete 4 courses and a research report in the field of Environmental Law.

Qualification: LLM

Faculty: Commerce, Law and Management

Duration: 1 -2 years

School: Law

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

LLM students in this field complete the course Research Methodology and a 10,000 word Research Report in the field of Environmental Law. In addition, students complete four courses in the field of study as listed under curriculum below (subject to availability of the course – not all courses are offered every year).

The following two compulsory courses, both of which must be completed at core** level:

  • Environmental Law and Sustainability I
  • Environmental Law and Sustainability II *

Two of the following elective courses, both of which must be completed at non-core level:

  • Climate Change and Energy Law
  • Comparative Law of Mining and Environment
  • International Environmental Law
  • Legal Underpinnings of Unsustainable Development
  • Prospecting and Mining Law
  • Regulation and Law
  • Urban and Local Government Law
  • Water Law

* Course subject to prerequisite(s)        

**  Core courses

A core course covers the same content as a non-core course, but students must complete an additional research component, counting for 50% of the final mark for the core course.

* Prerequisite courses

Some courses are subject to prerequisites, as set out below.

Note: A candidate who has not completed the prerequisite(s) for a course prior to commencing the programme, will only be able to take the course(s) once they have completed the prerequisite(s). In some cases this may necessitate the candidate registering for the programme on a part-time basis and completing the prerequisite(s) in the first year of study, so that they can complete the course(s) subject to prerequisite(s) in the second year of study.

Course Description
Prerequisite(s)
Environmental Law and Sustainability II
  • Environmental Law and Sustainability I
  • or  an equivalent course at undergraduate or postgraduate level
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with an average mark of 70 percent. If you have an LLB with an average mark of between 65% and 70%, you may be considered for admission.
  • However, you may be requested to submit a sample of academic writing which, in the sole discretion of the School of Law, demonstrates your ability to perform legal research and produce writing of a high standard, including the ability to think conceptually, footnote and reference properly, and communicate effectively in writing.
  • Such evidence could, for instance, consist of a legal publication or a law essay written by you during your LLB that received a high mark. This sample should not be submitted together with your application – if needed, the School will request the sample from you once your application has been marked as complete.
  • We admit only law graduates and legal professionals who have the interest, ability and time to conduct research at an advanced academic level. Entry to the programme is limited.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place.

Programme Code Programme Title Plan Description SA Cutoff Date International Cutoff Date
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CCA01 Master of Commerce Financial and Integrated Reporting 30/11/2022
30/08/2022
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CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Taxation 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Management Accounting 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Taxation 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA16 Bachelor of Accounting Science with Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science with Honours (SAICA Chartered Accountant Route) (CTA) 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA18 Bachelor of Accounting Science with Honours International Accounting, Finance and Governance 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Accountancy 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CXA02 Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy PG Diploma in Accountancy (SAICA Chartered Accountant Route) (CTA) 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CXA03 Postgraduate Diploma in Specialised Accountancy PG Diploma in Specialised Accountancy (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Route) 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CXA04 Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CXA05 Postgraduate Diploma in Specialised Accountancy Integrated Thinking and Value Creation 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CCA01 Master of Commerce Information Systems 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Business Sciences (Management) 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Human Resource Management 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Information Systems 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Insurance and Risk Management 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Marketing 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Sciences/Human Resources 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Sciences/Insurance and Risk Management 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Sciences/Management 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Sciences/Marketing 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Information Systems 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Business Sciences/Human Resources Management 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Business Sciences/Insurance & Risk 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Business Sciences/Management 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Business Sciences/Marketing 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Information Systems 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Taxation 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CCA01 Master of Commerce Applied Development Economics 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CCA01 Master of Commerce Business Sciences/Finance 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CCA01 Master of Commerce Economics 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CCA01 Master of Commerce Environmental and Energy Economics 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CCA01 Master of Commerce Inequality Studies 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CCA11 Master of Economic Science Economic Science 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy AERC 22/07/2022 22/07/2022
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Applied Development Economics 30/11/2022 30/11/2022
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Business Finance 30/11/2022 30/11/2022
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Economics 30/11/2022 30/11/2022
CDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Health Economics 30/11/2022 30/11/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Applied Development Economics 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Business Finance 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA00 Bachelor of Commerce Honours Economics 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CHA17 Bachelor of Economic Science with Honours Bachelor of Economic Science with Honours 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
CRA00 Master of Commerce Business Sciences/Business Finance 31/10/2022 31/10/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Commercial and Business Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Corporate Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Environmental Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report General 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Information and Communications Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report International Economic Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report International Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Labour Dispute Resolution Practice 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Labour Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Pension Funds Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LCA02 Master of Laws by Coursework and Research Report Tax Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LDA02 Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy (School of Law) 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LRA00 Master of Laws Master of Laws (Dissertation) Research 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Commercial and Business Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Corporate Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Environmental Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law General 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Information and Communications Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law International Economic Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law International Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Labour Dispute Resolution Practice 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Labour Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Pension Funds Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022
LXA03 Post Graduate Diploma in Law Tax Law 31/10/2022 31/08/2022

 

Academic programme Description Plan code Plan description Start date Cut off date
BDA00 Doctor of Philosophy BFADHI80 Doctor of Philosophy (Management) 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA01 Master of Management BFADB60 Digital Business 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA01 Master of Management BFAEL60 Energy Leadership 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA01 Master of Management BFABEXC60 Business and Executive Coaching 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA01 Master of Management BFASTRM60 Strategic Marketing 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA01 Master of Management BFAINST60 Innovation Studies 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BRA06 Master of Management BFADIS70 Master of Management (Dissertation) WBS 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA15 Master of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation BPAENV60 Master of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA16 Master of Management in Finance and Investment BPAFI60 Master of Management in Finance and Investment 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BCA14 Master of Business Administration BFAMBA63 Master of Business Administration (January Intake) 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BXA00 Postgraduate Diploma in Management BFAPDBA50 Business Administration 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BXA00 Postgraduate Diploma in Management BFAPGDB50 Digital Business 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BXA00 Postgraduate Diploma in Management BPAEL50 Energy Leadership 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BXA02 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration BPAPBA51 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
BXA00 Postgraduate Diploma in Management BPAELES50  Energy Leadership (Electricity Stream) 01/05/2022 30/09/2022
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  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

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