The School of Law offers an LLM programme in the Law of Taxation.
The programme aims to develop a specialised knowledge of aspects of the Law of Taxation, and to provide students with the opportunity to make extensive use of comparative materials.
Students are required to complete four modules from the prescribed list of modules, and to complete a
20 000-word dissertation. Although all modules are presented after hours, it is possible to register as a full-time or a part-time student. Full-time students may register for two modules each semester and may complete their degrees in one year, while part-time students will be allowed to register for one module each semester and complete their degrees in two years. For more information, please contact the Postgraduate Centre.
Programme teaching method
Seminars are held at the School of Law, Howard College Campus, Mondays to Thursdays from 17:15 until about
20:00. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.
The following modules will be presented in the programme:
- Advanced Tax I
- Advanced Tax II
- Donations Tax/Estate Duty
- With the permission of the Programme Coordinator, a fourth module from the Business Law programme
Applicants must be in possession of an LLB or a BProc degree with the basic entrance requirement being a minimum overall average of 60%.
Structural support for your LLM
A Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies has been established on the Howard College campus to offer a
supportive environment in which postgraduate Law students may conduct their research and writing. There are six offices and fifteen computers, and a discussion room where students may engage in group projects and interact socially (there are coffee and tea-making facilities). The aim is to provide a welcoming environment which promotes serious and relevant legal research, as well as interactive learning.
The Centre is an innovation unique in South African Law Schools.
Closing dates for applications
30 October for the first semester of the ensuing year.
The Postgraduate Officer: Howard College Campus
Note: The programmes offered are subject to student enrolments