Strengthen your knowledge and skills in legal practice through in-depth research on a topic of your choice.
Who is it for?
This course is for students who have completed their LPC at The City Law School, are looking to enhance their CVs, and demonstrate commitment to legal practice.
After finishing the LPC at City, through the LLM programme, students can demonstrate their commitment to a specific area of legal practice by completing research and a dissertation. The course aims to strengthen students’ CV and enhance employability.
Students will develop a dissertation proposal, and subject to acceptance, carry out research and writing with the support of an experienced supervisor from within The City Law School.
Choice of topic is entirely down to the student, although LPC tutors can provide guidance on this. Previous topics have included: -The case for medical negligence tribunals. -Company directors’ statutory duties. -Insider dealing. -Pre-nuptial contracts. -Sharia law.
As a City Law School student you will benefit from everything the Institution has to offer including the Learning Success department and Lawbore, an online resource designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through Moodle.
The City Law School has its own dedicated administration team and you also have access to two legal libraries, one at the Gray’s Inn campus and the other based on site at our Northampton Square campus. As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.
Our excellent location in London puts us within walking distance of the British Library which has a collection of over 150 million items and extensive law resources.
Teaching and learning
This is a distance learning module with no taught lessons. However an induction session will be provided around the time of registration for each cohort. This session will give guidance on research methods, resources and the supervision process.
Students will be provided with ongoing supervisor support throughout the research process and dissertation writing. Students complete a 15,000 to 20,000 word dissertation which is submitted online at one of three submission dates.
The course has been developed to enhance the employability of its graduates. Students who have a training contract can use the dissertation to demonstrate commitment to an area of practice. Students seeking a training contract or pursuing an alternative legal career can use the qualification to strengthen their CV.
The City Law School Postgraduate Scholarships
The City Law School is firmly committed to a generous programme of scholarships awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Our scholarships range in value and include both partial and full fee waiver awards. They are open to students across all of our programmes and both home and international students are strongly encouraged to apply.While the primary consideration for the award of a scholarship is academic excellence, the School fully recognises that judging past academic performance must include consideration of the wider circumstances of the applicant's life experience. The City Law School's Scholarships Committee looks carefully at the full range of qualities possessed by each individual and it closely considers the broader context in which the academic excellence has been achieved.We also believe that it is important to value the potential of applicants to make a positive contribution to the School, the legal professions, and the community when we evaluate applications.The City Law School will offer up to 10 full fee Scholarships, for 2016/17. These will not be linked to any particular course and both UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply.The City Law School will offer up to 100 partial fee scholarships, again not linked to a particular course and both UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply. The partial fee scholarships will be worth £3,000 for all Postgraduate programmes listed above, with the exception of the BPTC where the partial fee scholarship will be worth £5,000.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- Academic merit (2:1 or 1st) - You must hold an offer of a place on one of the courses specified above at The City Law School. The offer can be conditional or unconditional, and you do not need to have accepted your place in order to apply for scholarship.
Complete our online application form (https://webapps.city.ac.uk/forms/39036)There are 2 application rounds; one in February/March and one in June. Deadlines as follows:- GDL, GE LLB, LLM (excluding International Business Law) and LPC first round: 29th February 2016 - BPTC first round: 21st March 2016 - BPTC, GDL, GE LLB, LLM and LPC second round: 13th June 2016We expect to make award announcements on 10th March 2016 (first round, excluding BPTC) and 23rd June 2016 (second round). The first round of BPTC scholarships will be announced within 10 days of the deadline, date to be confirmed. All full fee scholarships will be allocated following the second round deadline of 13th June 2016.
Applications for this LLM conversion course may only be made by students who registered on the full LPC with The City Law School within the last five years. It is not possible to apply for the LLM conversion before registering for your LPC, but we provide places for all students who put forward dissertation proposals of a sufficient quality.
Recipient: City, University of London
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