Private Law is the law that deals with relationships between individuals and includes, amongst many other areas of law, African Customary Law; Law of Delict, Law of Contract and Law of Property; as well as Law of Persons and Family.Private Law is a core component of the University's LLB, with courses available from one's first year of study and throughout their degree.

For students looking to specialise in Private Law, the Faculty offers an excellent choice of Masters programmes in a number of Private Law areas - with a choice of postgraduate elective courses.  In addition to a coursework LLM option, students can choose to do an LLM by coursework and dissertation, or they can do a Masters by research only. Find the details of an academic specialising in your area of interest and approach them for suggestions and advice.

Private Law is home to a large cohort of PhD students who have come from many different parts of the globe to dedicate themselves to their Commercial Law research interests under the guidance of UCT Law's area experts.

For full information on courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, please consult the Faculty Handbook.