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LLM Comparative & European Private International Law (Dual Qualifying Programme)

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    January

  • Course Duration

    12 Months

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    £7,300

  • Last Updated

    08 November 2018

Overview

Established in 2010, the Joint LLM in Comparative & European Private International Law is unique. It offers tuition on conflicts of jurisdiction and laws in two countries by renowned specialists. When you graduate, will have the knowledge and skills you need to work in the domain of cross border disputes. You can specialise in commercial or family law aspects of private international law.

Where will I study?

You spend your first semester in Dundee before completing your studies in the historic city of Toulouse. You start in January and complete your dissertation with supervision from Dundee academics over the summer months, before going to the University of Toulouse in September. Successful candidates graduate with the Dundee LLM and the Master 2 degree from Toulouse.

Who should study this course?

This course is designed for graduates in Law. However, the LLM can be taken if you have already studied private international law at undergraduate level as well as by those who are new to the subject. If you are new to the subject you will be provided with additional instruction.

Dundee Law School

Dundee Law School is widely recognised as an excellent place to study. Both the Guardian and Times league tables placed Dundee as the top Law School in Scotland and in the top 10 in the UK, building on particularly strong results in the National Student Survey, which has repeatedly ranked Dundee as first in Scotland. Over the last two national reviews of research, Dundee is the only institution in the UK to have had all of its submissions rated as “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. 

Our commitment is to provide high-quality instruction, with a focus on practical relevance, to prepare you for a successful career, at home or abroad. We offer an induction programme at the start of each semester, to ensure that you have the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems and of what is required of you in a study environment seeking to develop independent learning

We seek to integrate you into the life of the School, with invitations to guest lectures and seminars. We also have an annual reading party in a beautiful country house, where you are joined by staff to work on academic skills and relax with fellow students.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminar discussions and tutorials. A core aspect of the programme is the different learning experience to be expected in the French and Scottish components. At Toulouse, the focus is mainly on lectures or large group seminars. At Dundee, small group teaching (max 20 per class) is favoured. You are given detailed reading lists introducing you to topics and proposing questions to consider during you preparation with a view to promoting critical thinking through interactive class discussions and reliance on the Socratic method.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of exams and essays. The courses taught by Law share a common pattern; those in the autumn semester are assessed by exam and those in the second semester by essays. In each case you will be given a chance to practice this style of assessment and given feedback on your performance before the formal assessment.

This pattern ensures that you gain experience of different styles of assessment, testing both breadth and depth of knowledge and developing writing skills in advance of tackling the Dissertation. The Dissertation is assessed wholly on the basis of the final text that is submitted and Legal Research Skills by a combination of a short essay and a presentation.

What you will study

At Dundee, you will take three modules, plus Legal Research Skills and will present a Dissertation (written over the summer). At Toulouse you will take a dozen of core and specialised modules.

You spend one semester at Toulouse and complete 60 credits there to add to your 120 credits at Dundee.

Not every module will be available in every year, depending on staff availability and student demand.

Compulsory modules

Optional modules (as approved by Adviser of Studies)

Careers

Graduates of this LLM are pursuing careers in a wide variety of sectors including legal practice, banking, international organisations, State ministries or academia.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.


Visit the LLM Comparative & European Private International Law (Dual Qualifying Programme) page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

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