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The programmes are grouped according to their home faculty. UCT supports interdisciplinary study. Students may apply for whichever programme that interests them, regardless of their academic background, provided they meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme. Therefore students are encouraged to search through this list of programmes and other faculties' programmes.

For example the Master of Philosophy in Development Policy and Practice [CM033DPP01] is listed under Commerce (its home faculty) but only requires that a student holds an honours degree to enrol for it. Many such opportunities exist in different faculties and students are encouraged to look for them.

Similarly students are encouraged to select courses from different faculties. There are many courses listed on this website that allow students from different academic backgrounds to enrol for them. Students are encouraged to select such courses to enrich their learning experience.

Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law (Professional Master’s degree) [LM028PBL04]

The curriculum comprises one compulsory course, three elective courses and an independent research component. This may consist of either a single research project or a series of smaller projects, related to one or more of the four courses and demonstrating professional expertise. The curriculum consists of 180 credits.

Core courses:

Course Code

Title

NQF Credits

HEQSF Level

PBL5640F

Principles of Environmental Law

30

9

Three of the following elective courses [to the value of 90 credits]

PBL5619F

International Environmental Law

30

9

PBL5641F

Land Use Planning Law

30

9

PBL5642S

Natural Resources Law

30

9

PBL5643S

Pollution Law

30

9

Research component

PBL5700W

Research Project (Environmental Law)

60

9

Total credits

180

Master's degree (LLM/MPhil) specialising in Environmental Law [LM003PBL04/LM002PBL04]

The curriculum comprises one compulsory course, three elective courses and a compulsory minor dissertation of not more than 25 000 words on a related topic approved by the programme convener. The curriculum consists of 240 credits.

Core courses:

Course Code

Title

NQF Credits

HEQSF Level

PBL5640F

Principles of Environmental Law

30

9

Three of the following elective courses [to the value of 90 credits]

PBL5619F

International Environmental Law

30

9

PBL5641F

Land Use Planning Law

30

9

PBL5642S

Natural Resources Law

30

9

PBL5643S

Pollution Law

30

9

Research component

PBL5654W

Minor Dissertation

120

9

Total credits

240

Master of Laws (LLM) in Labour Law (Professional Master's degree) [LM024CML07]

The curriculum comprises three compulsory courses, one elective course and an independent research component. This may consist of either a single research project or a series of smaller projects, related to one or more of the four courses and demonstrating professional expertise. The curriculum consists of 180 credits.

Core courses:

Course Code

Title

NQF Credits

HEQSF Level

CML5613S

Collective Labour Law

30

9

CML5651F

Individual Employment Law

30

9

CML5676S

Workplace Discrimination and Equality Law

30

9

One elective course [to the value of 30 credits]

CML5631S

Mediation

30

9

CML5641S

Commercial Arbitration

30

9

CML5671F

Negotiation

30

9

CML5692F

Company Law, Corporate Governance and Labour Law

30

9

Research component

 

CML5704W

Research Project (Labour Law)

60

9

Total credits

180

Master's degree (LLM/MPhil) specialising in Labour Law [LM003CML07/LM002CML07]

The curriculum comprises four elective courses and a compulsory minor dissertation of not more than 25 000 words on a related topic approved by the programme convener. The curriculum consists of 240 credits. Elective courses [to the value of 120 credits]

Core courses:

Course Code

Title

NQF Credits

HEQSF Level

Four of the following courses (30 credits each)

UCT courses

CML5613S

Collective Labour Law

30

9

CML5616F

International and Comparative Labour Law (not offered in 2016)

30

9

CML5622S

Pensions and Social Security Law (not offered in 2016)

30

9

CML5651F

Individual Employment Law

30

9

CML5671F

Negotiation

30

9

CML5676S

Workplace Discrimination and Equality Law

30

9

University of Stellenbosch courses

 

Equality in the Workplace

0

0

 

Labour Law under the Constitution

0

0

University of the Western Cape courses

 

Labour Law in the New Global Market

0

0

 

Unfair Dismissal Law

0

0

 

 

 

 

Research component

CML5614W

Minor Dissertation

120

9

Total credits

240

Master of Laws (LLM) in Marine and Environmental Law (Professional Master’s degree) [LM029PBL07]

The curriculum comprises two compulsory courses, two elective courses and an independent research component. This may consist of either a single research project or a series of smaller projects, related to one or more of the four courses and demonstrating professional expertise. The curriculum consists of 180 credits.

Core courses:

Course Code

Title

NQF Credits

HEQSF Level

PBL5602S

International Law of the Sea

30

9

PBL5619F

International Environmental Law

30

9

Two of the following elective courses [to the value of 60 credits]

PBL5640F

Principles of Environmental Law

30

9

PBL5641F

Land Use Planning Law

30

9

PBL5642S

Natural Resources Law

30

9

PBL5643S

Pollution Law

30

9

Research component

PBL5701W

Research Project (Marine and Environmental Law)

60

9

Total credits

180

Master's degree (LLM/MPhil) specialising in Constitutional and Administrative Law [LM003PBL01/LM002PBL01]

The curriculum comprises two compulsory courses, two elective courses and a compulsory minor dissertation of not more than 25 000 words on a related topic approved by the programme convener.The curriculum consists of 240 credits.

Core courses:

Course Code

Title

NQF Credits

HEQSF Level

PBL5623F

Governing Under the Constitution: Law and Practice

30

9

PBL5658S

Administrative Justice and Open Government

30

9

Elective courses [to the value of 60 credits]

Two courses, including at least one of the following courses (30 credits each):

PBL5619F

International Environmental Law

30

9

PBL5640F

Principles of Environmental Law

30

9

PBL5647S

Social Justice, Law and Development (not offered in 2016)

30

9

PBL5653F

Refugee Law and Human Rights

30

9

PBL5662S

Constitution-Making in Africa

30

9

Research component

 

PBL5602W

Minor Dissertation

120

9

Total credits

180