The King's College London & International Bar Association Executive LLM is a two-year part-time distance learning advanced Master of Laws course for ambitious commercial, in-house or regulatory lawyers, keen to build on their achievements and develop their careers. The Executive LLM offers a range of unique course content designed to equip talented lawyers with advanced legal, commercial and policy knowledge as well as sectoral expertise. As a professional student, you will also develop complementary skills that will make you a more rounded, more accomplished, and more successful lawyer.
The two-year, part-time course blends online modules with five London-based immersive weekends to build your commercial knowledge, deepen your specialist expertise and broaden your international professional network.
The fees for the 2018/19 intake are £30,000 for the LLM and £24,000 for the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip), further details about payment can be found in the fees and funding section below. There are a number of scholarships covering up to 100% of postgraduate diploma tuition fees available to eligible applicants.
There are five different kinds of modules for those taking the PG Dip. Those wishing to complete the Executive LLM also need to write a 60-credit dissertation in Year 2. The five kinds of modules are:
This two-year, part-time course blends online modules with five London-based immersive weekends (two in the first year and three in the second) to broaden your legal, commercial and policy knowledge, deepen your specialist expertise and grow your international professional network.
The immersive weekends provide a unique opportunity to work in small teams to tackle cutting edge legal challenges under the guidance of expert academics and practitioners.
Our Executive LLM is a two-year advanced Master of Laws course for ambitious commercial, in-house or regulatory lawyers, keen to build on their achievements and develop their careers while continuing to work at the same time.
Students are required to complete 120 credits of taught modules for the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), and an additional 60-credit dissertation if they wish to complete the Master of Laws (LLM).
Each online module (except the Sectoral Case Study and Skills) takes 6 weeks to complete. Online modules are followed by an immersive weekend (there are five in total over the course of two years) that includes seminars, lectures and an assessment for the modules taken in that period.
The majority of modules are assessed in their entirety by written exams. A minority of modules are assessed by coursework and/or participation (where student interaction is essential).
The course is designed to help participants to take their career to the next level, both in terms of their knowledge, their ability to see problems from others’ perspectives and by helping them to build their network. In the words of Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association, this course is designed to bring together the brightest lawyers in law firms, in-house and in regulators and competition authorities throughout the world. This course is going to be extremely important to them, they “…are looking for carreer advancement, and network, and to increase their knowledge. It is a perfect marriage."
This interdisciplinary Masters course draws on studies in mythology, psychology, anthropology, theology, esoteric philosophy, a range of wisdom traditions and the arts.
It offers a discerning investigation into seemingly nonrational modes of knowing, exploring the cosmological sense of the sacred, the widespread practices of symbol interpretation and the cultural role of the creative imagination.
The overall aim of the course is to encourage critical, imaginative and creative ways of engaging reflexively with some of the most important questions of our time, such as the debate between science and religion, the nature of sacred reality, and the foundations of spiritual, religious and ritual experience. To do this we explore theories of knowledge and consciousness, oracular and divinatory practices (ancient and contemporary), and the cultural expression of myth in landscape, poetry, art and music.
The course has been highly praised as an outstanding example of transformative learning, as it brings personal reflection and creativity to bear on the study of spirituality in the broadest sense. It brings to the fore issues of connectivity, sustainability, ecological awareness, and the engagement of the imagination in the aid of individual, community and global understanding, wellbeing and harmony.
Canterbury is a perfect venue to study this course, with its ecclesiastical heritage, rich literary history, beauty of landscape and architecture, and easy access to both London and the continent.
The course will appeal to all those seeking to develop and enrich their lives through the study of the history, philosophy and practices of Western sacred and esoteric traditions, and will be of particular interest to teachers, practitioners and therapists in the fields of contemporary spirituality and wellbeing who would like to engage more deeply with both the foundations of their work and their own self-knowledge.
There are many areas for potential further study, and we now have a thriving graduate environment with MPhil/PhD researchers pursing topics as diverse as the music of the spheres, Freemasonry, conflict resolution, alchemical symbolism, transformative learning and intuitive reading methods.
The four taught modules, comprising seminars, learning journal groups and workshops take place at alternate weekends, in term time, from October to March, with optional workshops in the summer term.
The Creative Project assignment and dissertation module take place from April to September (for full-time students) and April to the following September (for part-time students). Each teaching weekend includes an open lecture by a visiting speaker. There are also optional sessions on Friday afternoons (compulsory for Tier 4 students).
The four taught modules will address the following topics:
• Theories and Methods
• Symbol and Imagination
• Oracular and Divinatory Traditions
• Spirit and Psyche
• Creative Project
• Learning Journal
Teaching methods include seminars, lectures and workshops. Students can expect eight hours of teaching each study weekend, plus two hours of learning journal groups. They also receive individual supervision for each taught and research assignment, and eight hours of research preparation seminars.
They will attend two days a year for creative project presentations and a variety of optional workshops will be offered. There will also be an open public lecture at each study weekend, on the Saturday evening, which they are encouraged to attend, and optional Friday afternoon seminars on a variety of themes.
Four essays of 4,000 words (20 credits each), one creative project review of 4,000 words, one learning journal write-up of 4,000 words (20 credits each) and one dissertation of 12-15,000 words (60 credits).
Most of the students on this course are mature adults with established careers. However, possible career opportunities might include teaching, counselling and mentoring, spiritual and wellbeing guidance, alternative healing and therapies, writing and media, the arts, and further research.
For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx
See our postgraduate fees and funding page to discover the loans, scholarships and bursaries available.