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Full time September LLM 1 year full time

About the course

Cardiff University's Social Care Law - LLM program is a comprehensive course that will develop your understanding of core elements of adult and child social care law, policy, and practice in England and Wales. The LLM Social Care Law program focuses on social care law, policy, and practice in England and Wales in the international context of human rights. Despite the fundamental importance of the law in these fields, master's programs have often neglected its study. Our program is unique in providing opportunities to learn from legal specialists in human rights, disability and capacity issues, children's rights, and the respective duties and responsibilities of families and the State. Social care law affects virtually every person in the UK at some time in their lives. The size of the social care industry and workforce is larger than that of the NHS, and touches upon some of the most important and fundamental aspects of life for hundreds of thousands of citizens. The system’s demands remain an enormous challenge for policy makers. Social care law as it relates to children and adults has seen increasing litigation in recent decades and is a burgeoning field of scholarship. It is also relevant to professional development, enabling practitioners to engage with and apply the legal principles in their case work. Although legislation was comprehensively reformed in 2014, this has not resolved the outstanding ideological and economic tensions.

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Entry Requirements

Typically, you will need to have either:

a 2:1 honours degree in law, or an equivalent international degree
or a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification.
If you have a 2.2 in law or a 2.1 in any other subject, your application will be considered on a case-by-case basis alongside your relevant professional experience and other qualifications.


Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on your fee status. Your fee status could be home, island or overseas.

Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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