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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    12 August 2019

Develop thorough knowledge of criminal law and procedure. Undertake specialist postgraduate legal training. Graduate and embark on higher-level roles within the legal profession.

Overview

The Law Department at Sunderland is well-respected, and our Master of Laws will add to your credentials in an area in which you already practise or are proposing to work.

On this course, you’ll undertake two core modules: ‘Criminal Law and Justice’ and ‘International Perspectives in Law’. You will also choose a further two options that match your particular career ambitions and intellectual interests.

Why us?

Students develop skills and experience throughout the year working on live client cases in Sunderland Student Law Clinic, with this being the only LPC where course skills are assessed in a live client context.

‘Internationally excellent' research in Law, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Allows students to tailor their study based on the area of law they wish to qualify in and provides a number of training opportunities each year to enable students to qualify as a solicitor.

Course Structure

You will be taught by passionate academics who produce internationally-excellent research.

A typical week for you will include a wide variety of teaching and learning methods, including weekly three-hour workshops. These are interactive and require a high level of preparation. The research project and dissertation are supervised by your tutor.

Your progress will be assessed by written coursework, usually a 5,000 word essay for each taught module.

Modules on this course include:

  • Advanced Legal Skills (30 credits)
  • International Perspectives in Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law and Justice (30 credits)
  • Legal Research Project (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Facilities

You’ll be based at The Reg Vardy Centre, on the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The Reg Vardy Centre is a modern building with views of the river, and just a short walk from both the coast and Sunderland town centre.

Employment

This LLM course equips you with advanced skills and knowledge in a specialised area of law.

Salaries of law graduates are among the highest of all graduates, and this course will give you an important edge when applying for roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, police, and prison or probation services.

You’ll also be better equipped for applying for training contracts or pupillages if this is appropriate to your career stage.

The Enterprise Place

If you have a good idea for a new business and have the dedication and motivation to make it happen, then we want to hear from you. The Enterprise Place, based on-campus at St Peter's Gate Business Centre, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates to turn their business ideas into reality.

You will have access to free hot desk space, IT facilities, specialist advice and support and business mentors and networking opportunities.

To find out more about how we can help you start a business, please contact the University's Enterprise Team:


Visit the Criminal Law and Procedure - LLM page on the University of Sunderland website for more details!

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