The Postgraduate Certificate of Laws (PGCertLaw) is an academic qualification for those who desire to pursue a law-related career, such as banking, international business, international trade, healthcare and medical, and tax and intellectual property. It is ideal for individuals who are not in a position to undertake the entire Master of Laws (LLM) programme, but still wish to study particular aspects of the latest legislative and case law developments at the postgraduate level.
The PGCertLaw is designed for graduates, recently qualified lawyers and other professionals who seek to acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the law operates in practice for continuous professional development and enhancement of their skills and employability.
The Master of Laws (LLM) is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree, comparable to an MBA in business and management. Law students and other professionals who pursue the LLM will gain expertise in a specialised field of law, such as international business and trade, healthcare and medical, intellectual property, international banking and finance, and cyberlaw. Many law firms prefer job candidates with an LLM degree because it indicates that they have acquired advanced, specialised knowledge, and are qualified and equipped to work in a multinational legal environment
An LLM degree by itself generally does not qualify graduates to practise law. In most cases, LLM graduates must first obtain an undergraduate degree in law, such as the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and complete the professional Bar examination. LLM is an abbreviation of its Latin name, Legum Magister.