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Faculty Website: Faculty of Law
Department: Department of Mercantile Law
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: LLM in Intellectual Property Law
Programme Code: M4057Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
To properly understand all these issues, it is necessary to study both the legislation and the case law relating to a particular discipline on an advanced level. In the modern business world, it has become impossible to properly deal with commercial transactions without the necessary IP background. This LLM aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to navigate the IP landscape, and to create awareness of pitfalls or opportunities that may present themselves. In fact, in given situations, the holder of an advanced degree in IP might be preferred for a specific task over someone that does not have such a qualification.
An IP LLM could lead to a career as an advocate, attorney, a legal adviser in government or in the private sector, a position in a regulatory environment or a position in an international agency.
Classes or seminars in the taught modules are presented in the evenings on weekdays from 18h00 to 20h00 (one seminar per week per module).
The minimum entry requirement is an LLB degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF Level 7 or 8 and a minimum number of credits of 624. Candidates for admission to Master’s degrees in general need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%.
Students may be selected for entry to the qualification. This selection will be based on one or more objectively justifiable and appropriate criteria. Such criteria may include the academic merit of an applicant, the relevant practical experience of an applicant and the number of students who can be effectively accommodated in a programme or module having regard to the high level of personal interaction required between Master’s students and supervisors/study leaders.