- Course Code: BS4510A12
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- Awarded by: University of South Walves
- Study Mode: Full time, Part time and Part time
- This course is recruiting in: 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
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The purpose of this Law 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. You will be required to take the following compulsory modules: Research Methods, Rights Remedies and Obligations and a Dissertation. In addition you will study a range of module which include: Intellectual Property Law, Medical Law, International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Commercial Law and Practice and Concepts in EU Law.
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.
- What will I study?
Full-time attendance will start in September of the academic year and will involve studying six taught modules, together with completion of the dissertation. Part-time attendance will be over a two-year programme of study. Those who choose to undertake the programme over two years will complete the 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
- Rights, Remedies and Obligations
In addition you will study a range of module which includes:
- Intellectual Property Law
- Medical Law
- International Human Rights Law
- Commercial Law and Practice
- Concepts in EU Law
Download the Programme Specification for LLM Law. The Programme Specification will give you further information about the course structure, learning outcomes and detailed information about the assessment you can expect during the course.
- Entry Requirements
- Degree 2:2 or above (including international equivalents)
- Relevant professional qualification
- Other professional qualifications including equivalent international qualifications
- International students must have IELTS 7.5
- How will I be assessed?
The assessments are entirely coursework based.
Formative and summative assessments enable lecturers or tutors to monitor the learning that has/is taking place. Summative assessment is not always noticeable by the student as it is a continuous process; lecturers or assessors may observe participation and responses to class discussions and group work, a student’s response to question and answer sessions, participation in workshop practical and engagement with demonstrations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.
Students receive both formal and informal feedback. Formal feedback is through assessments, is usually in writing and given within 3 weeks following the submission date. However, some lecturers will provide group feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. 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.
- Teaching and Learning
The learning environment and facilities include lecture theatres, classrooms, technology suites, laboratories and workshops, library and skills labs, art and photography studios, small group and quiet zones. Learning methods will vary according to the programme of study but will include lectures and group tutorials. In addition, seminars, field trips, work placements, role play or scenario activities, laboratory and workshop practical, demonstrations, guest lectures, discussions and debates all contribute to the learning experience to support the acquisition of subject specific skills and knowledge and the development of transferable and employment related 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.