The Postgraduate Diploma is the successor to the highly popular Higher Diploma in Law, and is an advanced postgraduate qualification aimed at the busy legal professional who wishes to gain specialised knowledge in their chosen area of law but does not want to commit to the extensive independent research element involved in the LLM by Coursework and Research Report.
Both the PGDip and LLM by Coursework and Research Report can be taken in a wide variety of specialised fields. Graduates from these programmes have found that advanced, specialised postgraduate study has enhanced their research skills and knowledge, giving them an edge in the legal workplace.
The duration of the programme is one year on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis.
Most of the courses are held once a week throughout the semester. Lectures are typically held after 5pm during the week or on Saturdays, enabling even the busy legal professional to gain an advanced postgraduate application while continuing in full-time employment.
The following courses are held as block releases where participants attend daily lectures from 08:30 to 16:30 for a week during semester 1 or 2. Please consult the Mandela Institute website for dates and duration of the course: • Labour Arbitration • Mediation and Conciliation