Master of Laws in Law Studies in Africa

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Law school graduates and lawyers routinely apply an LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized area of law, such as tax law or international law, or to move from one practice area into another.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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Master of Laws

ST AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Tanzania Mwanza

The Master of Laws (LL.M) intends to accomplish the following goals: developing candidates' mastery of the general foundations principles and methodologies of law; developing among candidates an advanced and thorough understanding of key issues and current trends in the chosen area of specialization... [+]

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LL.M) intends to accomplish the following goals: developing candidates' mastery of the general foundations principles and methodologies of law; developing among candidates an advanced and thorough understanding of key issues and current trends in the chosen area of specialization; developing candidate's analytical skills and critical understanding, in order to systematically and creatively deal with complex legal issues in the chosen area of specialization, cultivating the capacity to undertake independent study in order to build the candidate's ability to function in any of the four main tracks of the legal professional, namely academia, administration of justice, advisory functions and administrative or executive work.... [-]


LLM

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 Nigeria Nigeria Online

LL.M and Ph.D Degree Programme in the following areas of specializations: Private and Property Law; Commercial and Industrial Law; Public Law; Jurisprudence Law and International Law. [+]

FACULTY OF LAW

LL.M and Ph.D Degree Programme in the following areas of specializations:

Private and Property Law Commercial and Industrial Law Public Law Jurisprudence Law and International Law Admission Requirements:

The following shall be eligible for admission into the degree of Master of Laws:

A holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Adekunle Ajasin University, with a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) or any other University recognized by Senate. A holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with Third Class and Postgraduate Diploma in Law may be considered for admission into the LLM degree. For admission into the Ph.D Degree, a candidate must have scored at least 60% in LL.M degree of this Adekunle Ajasin University or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University. [-]

LLM in Law

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2019 Nigeria Benin City

The Law Programme is tailored after the National University Commission’s guidelines which emphasize the need for Law graduates to be knowledgeable in other fields of human endeavour, such as Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, etc., so as to fully appreciate analyze and understand the important role that law plays in the Nigerian Society in particular and the entire humanity in general. [+]

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. The foundation students arrived Okada on Friday, 15th October 1999. Since then, the University has without interruption upheld its resolve to return tertiary education to the internationally accepted calendar of September to June. The College of Engineering commenced its programme in the 2002/2003 session. The College of Health Sciences continued to be an area of popular demand. The College of Pharmacy and B.Sc Nursing commenced in 2004/2005 session. The Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital administered by a Management Board inaugurated first on 12th January 2003, oversees the affairs of the Hospital. As part of its objectives to train and produce job providers, Igbinedion University has Packaged entrepreneurial and skills acquisitions modules to expose students sufficiently enough to be 'fit for the world of work'. In addition, a community service programme was introduced in the 2009/2010 session. Under the programmed, all second-year students across the Colleges are required to undertake a practical development Programme in a chosen area and community in and around the university/town.... [-]


LLM in Master of Laws by Dissertation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies. [+]

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies.

RULES OF ACCESS

General

i. 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%.

ii. The relevant Head of Department may permit an applicant to register as a student for purposes of receiving guidance with and use the facilities of the University for, the preparation of a research proposal. This does not create an expectation that the student will be admitted to Master’s studies and such registration is provisional pending the approval of the admission of the student by the Board of the Faculty of Law. The Board of the Faculty of Law approves the admission of a student on the basis of the academic merit of the student, the research proposal submitted by the student and the ability of the Faculty to provide appropriate and continuous study guidance and supervision.... [-]


LLM by Coursework and Research Report (LLM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. [+]

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme.

The coursework component consists of four courses, which may be taken either in a specialized field or in the general field. The research component consists of an attendance course in Research Methodology, two research essays of 5 000 words each and a Research Report of 10 000 words.... [-]