De Montfort University
Agriculture and Related Programmes
This programme is suited to lawyers wishing to give academic support to their existing practice or experience and to practitioners in other disciplines seeking to establish a new specialism. To gain the PGDiploma, students must complete the compulsory core half unit (agriculture law in the UK and EU) and the equivalent of two further units from the options. The LLM is normally attained by completing one additional full unit or two half units and the compulsory project (to be submitted by the end of the second year of the course). The project should be undertaken in parallel with the second year unit/half units. The choice of PGDip or LLM level qualification can be made on enrolment or at a later stage. The programme normally starts in October and involves attendance at DMU for an induction weekend and then three further Saturday schools throughout the calendar year. The intervening periods are used for independent study using materials that guide the student's reading and suggest issues for consideration. Staff-student contact is maintained by e-mail links, telephone, letter and by written responses to coursework.