The LLM (Law) provides ambitious graduates with a highly flexible approach to advanced legal studies, focused on the School of Law's specialisms in criminal justice, european law, public and environmental governance, human rights and international business. The programme reflects the School's global orientation and its culture of critical enquiry and as such we encourage you to devise the pathway that best suits your scholarly interests and your career ambitions.
The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic. Students can choose from the wide range of modules available on any of the School’s LLM programmes. Some sample modules are listed below.
Approaches to Legal Research Conceptions of Human Rights Criminal Justice and Criminology Methods Making Knowledge Work Methods of Legislation
Challenges for a World in Transition Company and Commercial Law from a Comparative Perspective Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights Crime, Justice, Society Equality and Discrimination Environmental Governance from the Global to the Local Finance, Competition and Law Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Times of Conflict International Human Rights Law Issues in Corporate Governance The Company in Society Transition Europe: the role of the EU in a changing world
Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words Dissertation with Placement
Given the broad range of topics covered in this LLM, successful completion of the programme will open a wide range of career opportunities to its graduates. This Masters also provides an excellent base for further study towards a research degree such as a PhD, which in turn may lead on to an academic career.
The School of Law is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK with an impressive 8th overall in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise 95% of research in the School was rated of international quality and above, with 60% of research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
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