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LLM in Intellectual Property Law

The Department of Commercial Law has a well established Masters program in Intellectual Property Law. This highly sought after program attracts students  from all over the world and has generated a network of IP professionals in all spheres of industry in South Africa,  the rest of Africa and beyond.  The program consists of the following four courses and a research component. 

 

The program is offered  in two configurations, namely as an LLM by coursework & dissertation and as LLM by coursework and research tasks (Professional Masters). The difference between the two is the nature of the research component. The LLM by course work and dissertation requires the the completion of a dissertation ( of a maximum 25 000 words) which constitutes 50% of the credits for the degree as shown below.

CML5657F Electronic Intellectual Property Law 30 credits
CML5678F Principles of Intellectual Property Law 30 credits
CML5680S Advanced Intellectual Property Law 30 credits
CML5691S IP Law, Development and Innovation 30 credits 
CML5681W Masters in Intellectual Property Law Dissertation 120 credits
Total credits 240 credits

The Professional Masters program's research component consists of 4 research tasks, related to the four courses. The tasks are intended to demonstrate professional expertise and are each worth 15 credits. Cumulatively, they constitute 30% of the credits for the degree as shown below. 

CML5657F Electronic Intellectual Property Law 30 credits
CML5657X Electronic Intellectual Property Law - Research Task  15 credits
CML5678F Principles of Intellectual Property Law 30 credits
CML5678X Principles of Intellectual Property Law - Research Task  15 credits
CML5680S Advanced Intellectual Property Law 30 credits
CML5680X Advanced Intellectual Property Law - Research Task  15 credits
CML5691S IP Law, Development and Innovation 30 credits
CML5691X IP Law, Development and Innovation - Research Task 15 credits
Total credits   180 credits

 

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