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The LLM General Programme


Course Description

Entry requirements:
Candidates should normally have a first- or good second-class honours degree in law or an equivalent degree where law is a substantial element OR an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

Course aims:
This stream is intended to give the widest possible choice from our range of modules and permit you to make up your own portfolio of topics to suit your own needs or interests. It is possible to combine one or more modules on commercial matters, human rights, European integration, public international law and legal research to meet specialist interests or the needs of niche career plans. This might be of particular help to someone planning a career in non-specialist legal practice or in widely based legal policy oriented organisations whether commercial, NGO or government based.

Course structure:
Leicester LLM students are required to complete taught modules totalling 120 credits and a dissertation weighted as 60 credits. As most of the modules on the LLM programme are 15 credits, this normally means studying four modules in both semesters (a small number of modules are 30 credits).

For the Leicester LLM there is a 15 credit compulsory module in semester 1.

LLM Modules
While every effort is made to offer the modules listed below, the availability of a particular module cannot be guaranteed. These can normally be in the stream of your choice, although this is subject to staff capacity, with students studying for the LLM in International Commercial Law having priority over places within their stream. Please see the School's web pages for more details:

Compulsory 15-credit module:
Academic Writing for Postgraduates in Law
Optional Modules:
Civil Dispute Resolution Methods
Commercial Conflict of Laws: Issues of Jurisdiction*
Commercial Conflict of Laws: Choice of Law Issues*
Comparative Law
Consumer Protection in the European Union (DL)
Contemporary Legal Problems of World Trade
Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Sea*
Critical Perspectives in Law
Current Issues of Law in International Business*
Current Trends in International Law
Diplomatic Law
Environmental Protection in the European Union (DL)
European Social Security Law (DL)
Feminist Perspectives on International Law
Financial Services Crime*
Financing International Sales Transactions*
Freedom of Expression
General Principles of International Law
Genocide and the Law
Global Protection of Human Rights: Implementation Methods
Global Protection of Human Rights: Core Principles
Human Rights and Health Care Law
International Banking Law*
International Boundary Disputes
International Commercial Arbitration Moot I & II*
International Corporate Insolvency*
International Courts and Tribunals
International Environmental Law
International Investment Law*
International Law and Development
International Regulation of Companies
International Sales Transactions*
Issues and Procedures in European Union Competition Law
Law and Organisation of the World Trading System
Legal Argumentation and Method
Principles of European Union Competition Law
Regulation of Financial Markets
Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in the European Union (DL)*
Socio-Legal Research
The European Convention on Human Rights: Convention Rights
The European Convention on Human Rights: Institutions, Procedures and Fundamental Rights
The Law of Armed Conflict
The State, the Law and Religious Freedoms
Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law
Theories of Rights
Key
DL = Distance Learning (Leicester LLM students may take a maximum of 60 credits of distance learning modules).

* = module available only to students with a degree in law (or in which law is a substantial element) or an appropriate legal professional qualification.

Teaching and assessment methods:
The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow students to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from the tutor. Most modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used as well. Students also complete a dissertation over the summer months. This can be normally in the stream of their choice but is subject to the staffing resources being available. Students registered for the LLM in International Commercial Law have priority within that stream.

Visit the The LLM General Programme page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

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School of Law Scholarships - 7 Awards

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2000 (overseas) / £1000 (Home/EU)

Eligibility

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Application Procedure

Closing date for scholarship applications is 31 May 2012. Students applying for the awards should hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a full time place on an LLM programme beginning October 2012.

Email application form, details are on the website.

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding


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LLM International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.International Human Rights Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. Public International Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. General Law Programme or the Legal Research Programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. International Commercial Law programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £1500 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. These students may be eligible for a scholarship of £2000 instead, if their qualifying degree is a first or equivalent.

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2000

Eligibility

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications must be made before 31st August 2012 with the application form and relevant proof of final degree achieved. Applicants for the scholarships must hold a valid offer for a place on a campus based LLM programme for 2012. Scholarship awards cannot be carried over to the following year.

For confirmation of the benchmark entry requirements, first class degree equivalency or further information please email

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding



Entry Requirements

See below

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