Perhaps you would like to study Law, but you haven’t yet managed to find the course that ‘feels’ just right for you. The University of Hertfordshire’s LLM in Law is the solution you have been looking for! It is designed for ultimate flexibility and focus, to fit your own unique needs, interests and aspirations.
For the LLM in Law you will study four modules of your choice, from a range of 20 that are on offer (as long as they do not form an already existing pathway). This flexibility will enable you to combine your particular interests and specialisms, to tailor your course according to your dreams and ambitions.
Naturally, as you would expect from the University of Hertfordshire, all our modules are taught by specialists in their field, and are supported by up-to-date, cutting-edge research and practice, so you can be sure that your studies will be relevant to your chosen future career. Innovative, active teaching methods and practical, real-world examples will deepen your understanding and equip you with the skills you need to be a real asset to your future employer!
The University of Hertfordshire is known for its strong links with industry, so you can be sure that not only will the teaching you receive be of the highest quality, but it will also be completely up to date and informed by current practice – vital in the fast-moving legal sector.
The first-class teaching is supported by real-world, hands-on exercises and discussions, to consolidate and deepen your learning and give you the intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills and experience you need to follow a career in the private, commercial sector, academia or research. The flexibility of module choice means you can build your course entirely as you wish, according to your particular interests or career choice. The ability to build your own qualification means you can be as broad or as specialised as you wish to be – it’s entirely up to you!
This Programme is validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for Continuing Professional Development purposes.
All of our Law modules are taught by specialist practitioners in their fields, and supported by group work, discussions, debates, and practical sessions to consolidate your learning and develop those vital skills of persuasion and negotiation, leadership, teamwork and presentation. Independent study is also crucial, to deepen your knowledge, and will be supported throughout your course.
Assessment is carried out via a combination of coursework, written assessments and practical tasks, depending on the modules chosen. A peer support and mentoring scheme is also available, to help students adapt, and to further enhance the development of those essential skills and abilities.
Choosing your own modules leaves the field wide open for you to tailor your studies according to your desired career path. You may wish to pursue a future in the private or the public sector, as an in-house lawyer in a specialised industry, in academia or even in research. The possibilities are endless!
The University of Hertfordshire’s LLM International Commercial Law degree is the ideal course to equip you for a specialist career in the area of international commerce. The combination of compulsory and optional modules will ensure that you have a solid grounding on which you can build with your chosen specialisms.
You will study two compulsory modules: International Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. International Commercial Law will cover such topics as the choice of law/jurisdiction clauses, different types of international contracts and their respective implications for the parties involved, the international conventions applicable to international commerce, the role of documentation, and finance and insurance.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution module will examine commercial arbitration and investment-treaty arbitration and the issues involved, mediation as a means of dispute resolution, and the skills and attributes required of a mediator.
Both modules are assessed by way of written coursework. The Alternative Dispute Resolution module also includes a practical assessment, which might take the form of an oral presentation to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of international arbitration, along with the necessary practical skills.
You can be sure that the teaching you receive at Hertfordshire Law School is regularly reviewed and updated to make certain that it continues to be relevant in today’s rapidly changing international commercial environment. Taught by specialists in their field and underpinned by cutting-edge research, it focuses on the development of the intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills you will need for your future in the world of international commerce.
The range of optional modules that are available enable you to tailor your course according to the career route that you plan to follow, so you can be sure you will leave with the skills and knowledge you need to thrive. You can combine similar pathways if you wish, and graduate with a named joint pathway as well.
In addition to the compulsory and optional modules, the University’s co-curricular programme is specially designed to enhance these skills.
As you would expect from Hertfordshire Law School, the module teaching is delivered by specialist lecturers who are at the forefront of their chosen disciplines. Class seminars are supported by practical work, group discussions, role plays and debates to develop your vital skills of negotiation, persuasion, presentation and teamwork.
You will also be required to deepen and supplement your knowledge via independent study. The written assignments are the perfect opportunities to apply your learning and demonstrate what you know!
A peer support and mentoring scheme is available to ease you into your studies, and to offer further opportunities to develop your mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills.
Specialists in international commerce with the knowledge and skills to mediate in the area of international disputes are in demand in all sectors of industry, private and public, in organisations of all types and sizes. Successful completion of this degree will enable you to explore avenues into working as an in-house lawyer, in consultancy, or even in academia or research.
The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Hertfordshire is a one year programme for graduates in English, with little or no teaching experience who want an initial preparation course in English Language Teaching at post-graduate level.
The programme gives an in-depth introduction to the teaching of English and provides a strong practical foundation for future development. A practical teaching element is a central feature of the programme; students will participate in practice teaching sessions throughout their study period. It is a twelve month full-time programme.
The two taught semesters (Semester A & B) are examined by coursework and lead to a Post-Graduate Diploma in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. These are followed by a dissertation in Semester C (June - September), successful completion of which will lead to an MA (TESOL).
The programme will cover the following areas:
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"As a mother with three young children embarking on the MA TESOL was a big decision. The support I have received has been amazing. Whilst there is no denying that it entails a great deal of work, it has been both intellectually stimulating, insightful and a fantastic opportunity to meet some people that have now become lifelong friends."
"The 1-year full-time MA TESOL course was a most stirring academic experience. While it called for personal discipline and hard work, there was very strong guidance and support from a highly professional team of tutors who were unerringly friendly, approachable and available. The university has excellent facilities and the administrative staff proved very helpful at all times. I would highly recommend this course at the University of Hertfordshire."
"The MA TESOL at UH is a well-rounded course which helped me to gain invaluable practical experience and thorough academic knowledge. The course tutors are outstanding, enthusiastic and approachable, and motivated us throughout the whole year. Having finished the course, I look back on an enjoyable and enriching experience."
Graduates of the programme will be qualified for jobs teaching English at a range of levels in most countries of the world. They will be able to take on positions of responsibility at course design, and course management levels.
The programme content will be covered by lectures introducing the various topics. The lectures will be supplemented with workshops, out of class reading and seminar discussions. Practical tasks and assignments supported by relevant theory and discussion will also be used. In the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages modules, demonstration lessons showing a range of English language teaching methodologies will be given. Students will also observe lessons, discuss and evaluate the teaching of peers and experienced professionals and take part in supervised lesson planning and feedback on their own planning and teaching.
Students will be required to work independently and as part of a group.
A wide range of opportunities exists for qualified legal practitioners to work within the energy industry. The University of Hertfordshire’s LLM Energy Law and Environment will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to underpin your chosen career.
Two compulsory modules – International Energy Law and International Environmental Law – will give you a firm foundation for your studies. In addition, you will select two optional modules which will complement your learning and equip you to meet the challenges and opportunities related to the legal aspects of the oil and gas industry, and the environment. Alternatively, you can combine similar pathways and graduate with a named joint pathway.
The International Energy Law module examines the main types of international and national regulatory frameworks and contractual arrangements within the sector. You will also cover key policy issues relating to law, regulation and contracts as well as the jurisprudence of courts, along with emerging legal issues. The International Environmental Law module examines contemporary global environmental challenges, enabling you to understand and critically reflect on issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. The modules are both assessed by way of written coursework.
The energy sector is an exciting and dynamic field in which to work, and this course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a positive contribution to the industry. The course is continually updated to reflect new discoveries, opportunities and challenges within the field. The teaching is carried out by experts and researchers who are highly respected within their specialist areas, and is supported by cutting-edge research and practice.
The course offers valuable insights into the demands of the energy sector, and focuses on issues of both business and governance. It makes the most of the University’s strong links with industry, and will provide you with the intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills that are required for a successful career in professional, commercial, business or academic employment.
Flexible design and innovative teaching methods make for a highly enjoyable and richly rewarding study experience on this University of Hertfordshire course. Seminars include group work, discussions and debates to consolidate and deepen your learning, to develop your problem-solving abilities and to hone your skills of negotiation and persuasion. A peer support and mentoring scheme will further enhance your mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills.
Independent study is essential to deepen your personal learning and to consolidate the knowledge acquired during lectures and group work. The written assignments are great opportunities to apply the knowledge you have acquired to real-world situations within the energy arena.
Successful completion of the LLM Energy Law and Environment can open doors into a highly successful future. You may wish to follow a path into the private sector as an in-house lawyer, seek opportunities within a multinational organisation, or work with civil society and advocacy groups. You might prefer to move into consultancy work, or into the academic or research sectors. The possibilities for your future are endless!