|Location:||University Centre at Blackburn College|
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|Study Mode:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Start Dates:||september 2021|
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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.
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:
Full-time students studying the postgraduate Laws LLM will be charged £5,400. Part-time students studying the postgraduate Laws LLM will be charged £2,700 per year for the two year programme.
- What will I study?
Full-time and Part-time attendance will start in September of the academic year and will involve studying six taught modules, together with the 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 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
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
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)
- Relevant professional qualifications
- Other professional qualifications including equivalent international qualifications
- 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.
On this course, students generally spend up to 2 days a week in College, if you choose to study the course full-time, or 1 day a week part-time. As all course timetables are subject to change you should not make definite plans based on this information; this information is intended as a guide only. Please remember that you will be expected to carry out work in your own time in addition to the time you spend in College.
You overall workload consists of class contact hours, around 15 hours of independent learning and assessment activity and any field trips which may take place.
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
- Supplementary Information
Download the Programme Specification for LLM Law Masters. 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.