Many higher education institutions now offer law degrees with options e.g. law and a second language. Other options include law and accountancy, law and economics, law and Management Studies, law and engineering, International law and even law and music.
With a Masters
at University of Cape Town
you will typically (in your first year) have studied core modules involving methods, procedures and systems; you will also have looked at Constitutional and Administrative Law, Contract Law and Criminal Law.
Years Two and Three:
The following 2-3 years will allow you to choose from a wide variety of options including Civil Liberties, Commercial and Company Law, Criminal Justice, Education and the Law, Employment Law, European Union Law, Intellectual Property Law and many others
masters students: You will typically have chosen from such diverse topics as, international economic law, intellectual property law, human rights law, corporate governance, law and finance in emerging markets, financial services regulation, European law and international trade and corporate law.
You will have prepared for a compulsory research component, involving typically two research papers of 7,000-8,000 words each. The research element of the programme will have involved lectures designed to improve your legal writing and research skills.