Master of Laws (LLM)
The LLM General degree enables students to pursue a programme of study specifically tailored to their individual interests. Applicants are encouraged to develop their own proposal for an individual Master of Laws degree, where they may combine modules from two or more of the Law School's LLM programme.
The study proposal (not more than two pages) should be submitted together with the standard LLM application form. It should provide a (non-binding) list of modules which the applicant is planning to study and briefly explain why this combination has been chosen.
The LLM General is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.
Key Facts - Available for those who wish to pursue a programme of study specifically tailored to their individual interests - Combine subjects (modules) from two or more of postgraduate taught degree programmes for a tailored programme of study - Only Core Modules: Legal Skills and Research AND Dissertation - Otherwise, over 30 modules to choose from - Emphasis on small group and interactive teaching with our dedicated specialists drawn from both academia and practice.
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