Master of Laws in Commercial Law


  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: January
  • Tuition Fee: < 5,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time; Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Specialization: Business Law


The outcome of the Research Proposal Module for all master's and doctoral degree students is an acceptable research proposal, which means that you either comply or do not comply with the requirements. No mark is awarded for this module. Students may submit two draft proposals, and a third and final proposal. If the third attempt is not successful, you won't be able to continue with your studies.

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Qualification admission requirements

(a) A South African LLB degree, or (b) a foreign LLB degree of minimum 4 years' duration, or (c) a B Proc or (d) a Postgraduate Diploma in Law on NQF level 8 OR (e) a foreign LLB degree of minimum 3 year's duration and 4 LLB modules selected from the NQF level 8 modules in the LLB degree of which one must be the compulsory research module or (f) a foreign LLM. In addition to the above requirements, applicants must submit a transcript or an academic record, as well as a document describing their intended research. Students will be accepted on the following criteria: Suitability and viability of the intended research; Adequate supervisory capacity and research expertise in the discipline or department. An approved selection procedure which is in line with Unisa's policies on equality and diversity in the discipline or department.