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LLM European Law and Governance


Course Description

European Union law has become highly significant over recent decades, not just for member states but beyond in transnational and international governance. Despite the multiple crises currently faced by the European Union, European Integration remains a key process shaping developments in the member states, the neighbour countries and international regulatory reforms and governance processes.

The LLM in European Law and Governance aims to generate a comprehensive understanding of EU and transnational law and governance in a global context and to enable graduates to critically approach a range of problems in the field, with a specialisation either on substantive aspects or on procedural aspects of the theme.

The programme is unique in offering a law in context approach to European Union Law, Transnational Law by teaching substantive law alongside legal theory and political and sociological approaches to federalism and multilevel governance. A high level of academic engagement is complemented by the opportunity to obtain subject specific placements in a competitive process.

Students can specialise on general EU topics and graduate with an LLM in EU Law and Governance or specialise on environmental and sustainability issues and graduate with an LLM in Environmental Law and Governance.

Depending on success, students can either deliver a 60 credit (20 ECTS) dissertation or a module consisting of an internship and a dissertation at the same time.

The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic.

Compulsory modules

Multi-level Governance and European Law
Challenges for a World in Transition
Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words

Optional modules

European Law and economic integration
Global Transitions
Environmental Governance from the Global to the Local

Methodology mini-modules

Methods of Legislation
Legal Issues in the Governance of the Firm
Concepts, Issues and Methods in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Approaches to Legal Research

Note:
Students who take the module Environmental Governance from the Global to the Local may exit the programme with the award of

LLM in Environmental Law and Governance


Visit the LLM European Law and Governance page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline. Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants with a Masters degree OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.Language requirements Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course Fees

2016-17 UK/EU - £5220; International £14100


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