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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

Enhance your understanding of the complex frameworks of international law-making and governance. Investigate and apply theories, principles and rules of international law. Graduate and embark on a rewarding career.

Overview

This Law LLM will set you on track for a successful career in law and help you develop valuable skills employers look for, including ‘Advanced Legal Skills’ and ‘International Perspectives in Law’.

The course mixes taught elements with independent research, and you can negotiate the topic of your dissertation project to fit both your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of Sunderland's tutors.

Why us?

95.3% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students).

Research in Law at Sunderland has been described as ‘internationally excellent’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework.

Course Structure

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include weekly three-hour workshops. These are interactive and require a high level of preparation. You’ll also undertake a research project and dissertation which are supervised by your tutor.

Your progress will be assessed by written coursework, usually a 6,000 word essay for each taught module.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working.

Semester 1

  • Advanced Legal Skills (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law & Justice or Commercial Law & International Trade or International Human Rights (30 credits)

Semester 2

  • Applied Legal Methods (30 credits)
  • Legal Research Project (30 credits)

Semester 3

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Facilities

You’ll be based at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s on the banks of the River Wear, within walking distance of the coast.

Employment

This LLM course equips you with advanced skills and knowledge in a specialised area of law. As a result, you’ll have an important edge when applying for roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, police, and prison or probation services. Salaries of law graduates are among the highest of all graduates.

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

In addition a Masters degree will enhance opportunities in academic roles or further study towards a PhD.

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.


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

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