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Entry Requirements

Degree 2:2 or above (including international equivalents)

or

Relevant professional qualifications

or

Other professional qualifications including equivalent international qualifications

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Study Mode

Part time

 

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Duration

2 years

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Timetable

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Key Features & Benefits

  • You can join this qualification with a 2:2 grade in any discipline / subject area
  • Range of optional modules to tailor your Masters to your interests or specialisms
  • Study part-time
  • Benefit from a diverse teaching team
  • All assessments are coursework based

The purpose of this Laws LLM (Masters) course is to allow you to develop a deeper insight at Masters Level into the discipline of Law and to further enhance your career opportunities. Within the range available, you will be able to choose modules best suited to your own personal development or career aspirations.

Overview

The purpose of this course is to allow you to develop a deeper insight in to the discipline of law and to further enhance your career opportunities. Within the range available, you will be able to choose modules best suited to your own personal development or career aspirations. The course brings together a number of discreet but broadly interconnecting areas of law which are explored within a global context. The course will be studied using self directed learning together with a combination of interactive lectures, workshops, tutorials designed to encourage participation and the sharing of ideal and experience.

The tuition fees for this programme are:

Part-time students studying the postgraduate Laws LLM will be charged £2,700 per year for the two year programme.  

What will I study?

Part-time attendance will be over a two-year programme of study. Those who choose to undertake the programme over two years will complete three modules in Year One and another 3 modules and a dissertation in Year Two.

The course is intended to extend the skills learned at undergraduate level and foster higher level analytical and research skills based on a multi-disciplined approach. Central to this is the dissertation which is compulsory which requires extensive research and innovative thinking.

You will be required to take the following compulsory modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Law of Obligations
  • Frameworks of International and European Law
  • Dissertation

In addition you will study three additional modules from the below optional modules:

  • International and Comparative Media Law
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Criminal Evidence and Forensics
  • Equality, Rights and Society
  • Independent Study
  • International Family Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Sports Law
  • Law and Order

Optional Modules

If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered.  If an optional module will not be run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Entry Requirements

To join this programme you will need to have;

  • Degree 2:2 or above (including international equivalents)

or

  • Relevant professional qualifications

or

  • Other professional qualifications including equivalent international qualifications

Care Leavers or Young Carers

We want students from all backgrounds to have the opportunity to go to University. If you have spent three months or more in local authority care OR are a young carer, you will be eligible for a contextual offer. This is a grade reduction of 1-A Level grade below our standard entry requirements. For example, a standard offer of CCC, would become CCD. MMM at Level 3 Extended Diploma would become MMP. To apply we advise that you tick the box on your UCAS application which identifies you have spent time in care and to help identify you as eligible for our contextual offer.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building. 

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, essays, assignments or briefs, presentations, group presentations and portfolio building.  This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 3 weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work.

Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions. 

Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Teaching and Learning

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course.  The team could include senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.  You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.

Academic Support

We have a dedicated Student Engagement Team who will be able to provide support in the following areas;

  • Study Skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English
  • Academic Writing (including referencing)
  • Research Skills

What can I do next?

The study of law brings with it a range of skills and knowledge that are invaluable to a wide range of professions including business management, banking, international relations, human resources, international commerce and academia.

Specific careers graduates have gone on to include:

  • Law lecturer
  • Management position
  • Prison service
  • Civil service
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.