LLM in Business Law

Thank-you for your interest in applying for a Masters in Business Law. This contains important information about the application process.  Please complete all the application steps.

If you are applying for Full Research Masters

  • A full research Masters comprises one-year full time study (or two years part time study) during which you will complete a thesis of 50 000 words under the supervision of an expert.
  • Before you apply you must have a workable topic and a draft concept note. It is recommended that you contact a potential supervisor to approve your topic before applying.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.
  • Full research Masters

If you are applying for Coursework Masters

  • A coursework Masters comprises of 4 modules. The modules are Research Methodology – Compulsory; Advanced Corporate Law, Advanced Contract, Advanced Labour Law, Consumer Law, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law. In addition, you will need to complete a 15 000-word mini-thesis.
  • The LLM in Business Law is offered full-time (over 1 year) or part-time (over 2 years).
  • Acceptance into the programme is limited and is dependent on enrolment targets.
  • Applications windows are advertised on the School of Law website. Applications will open in June and close 31st October. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Coursework Masters students do not qualify for fee remission.

Application Steps

  • Ensure you have made an online application here. Attach all required documents. If any of the required documents are not attached your application will be disregarded.
  • To process your application, we require the following documents
    1. Academic Transcript (and a SAQA certificate if your qualification is not from a South African institution)
    2. Matric Certificate
    3. ID
    4. Passport if you are a foreign student
    5. A personal motivation explaining why you wish to do Business law
    6. Curriculum vitae.
    7. A recent example of your writing. E.g. a research assignment, essay or report from your undergraduate degree
    8. Proof of payment of the application fee
    9. NOTE: ITEMS 5, 6 and 7 must be attached to the “Self Help Applic docs” tab in the online application
  • The post-graduate administrator will “process” your application and send it to the programme co-ordinator for review. It is vitally important that you attach all the required documentation when applying online.
  • If your application is successful you will receive a letter of acceptance with documents that you need to complete and return from the PG administrator.

Contact Details

program co-ordinator

Professor Darren Subramanien


Post-graduate administrator for full Research Masters

Ms Gina Mshengu

Email: MshenguG@ukzn.ac.za

Post-graduate administrator Coursework Masters

Ms Robynne Louw

Email: LouwR@ukzn.ac.za

Post-graduate administrator for thesis examination

Mr Pradeep Ramsewak

Email: ramsewakp@ukzn.ac.za

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