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Full time September MA, LLM 2 years full-time

About the course

The Masters in Law (MLaw) is an accelerated two-year, full-time postgraduate degree in law. It is designed for graduates in a discipline other than Law who wish to obtain a Law degree for professional practice for England & Wales and Northern Ireland or in aid of other career goals.

Course Details

The MLaw is offered on a modular basis. To complete the degree a total of 300 CATS points must be obtained. Twelve modules (20 CATS each) must be taken and a dissertation (60 CATS) must be completed. The structure is as follows:

Year 1 Modules:

  • Constitutional Law in Context
  • Criminal Law
  • European Constitutional Law
  • European Internal Market Law
  • Legal Methods and Skills
  • Rights and Accountability

Year 2 Modules

  • Contemporary Issues in Property Law
  • Contract Law
  • Equity
  • Evidence
  • Land Law
  • Torts

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Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree (63% or above) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a discipline other than Law.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who:

Hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR Hold a 2.1 Honours degree (below 63%) or a 2.2 Honours degree in a discipline other than Law (or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the University) together with 2 years' relevant professional experience.


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Kate Blomfield

658.jpg The School of Law congratulates Kate Blomfield, a graduate from our LLM programmes in 2009.

Kate joined Ratcliff & Associates Law Firm in 2003 after completing her LL.B at the University of Victoria and clerking with the Nunavut Court of Justice. Prior to and during Law School she worked on Aboriginal rights issues in Canada and Australia. As an associate at Ratcliff, Kate has appeared in BC Provincial Court, BC Supreme Court and in the Federal Court of Canada and has assisted with matters before the BC Court of Appeal.

Kate returned to Canada after her graduation in Belfast to learn that her firm had successfully defended the rights of the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples to commercially harvest and sell fish catch within their ancient territorial waters.

On November 3rd 2009, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples (located on the west coast of Vancouver Island) have the right to commercially harvest and sell all species of fish within their traditional territorial waters. “Today, this decision confirms what we’ve known all along,” said Cliff Atleo Sr., president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. “We have been stewards of our ocean resources for hundreds of generations. And the government of Canada was wrong to push us aside in their attempts to prohibit our access to the sea resources our people depend upon.”

Aboriginal groups are celebrating the major legal victory in Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney-General). The case was filed in 2003 after years of treaty negotiations with the federal government and the province broke down under the British Columbia Treaty Commission (BCTC) process. The victory comes after more than a decade of legal preparations and 123 days in court. Madame Justice Nicole Garson wrote in her judgment: “At contact, the Nuu-chah-nulth were overwhelmingly a fishing people. They depended almost entirely on their harvest of the resources of the ocean and rivers to sustain themselves.” She pointed out that the Nuu-chah-nulth people were able to prove a long history of trading and selling fisheries resources since first contact with European explorers (Spanish explorer Juan Perez reached Nootka Sound in 1774).


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