School of Law
The School of Law provides first class modern teaching facilities and high quality, professional teaching in a friendly and supportive environment. The School is research-led and is a recognised Centre of Excellence in the teaching of law in the UK and is commended by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Part-time study: n/a
The LLM programmes require commitment to study throughout one calendar year. Students are given the opportunity to develop a number of important skills which are not only essential to those wishing to become lawyers but are valuable, transferable skills in themselves in other employment contexts. The School offers its postgraduate students dedicated resources, including IT facilities and teaching rooms. Students are fully supported by the School's dedicated Law Librarian and the Law Library holds an extensive selection of legal materials and on-line services such as Lexis and Westlaw. Students are encouraged to make full use of the facilities offered by the Postgraduate Research Faculty and, in particular, to take advantage of training sessions run by the Faculty, such as legal research methods.
This Programme has been developed with a view to providing students with a sound and relevant body of information and understanding, thereby providing an effective springboard to a future career in legal practice or some other profession, or in education, industry, commerce, finance or arbitration.
The degree is divided into Parts I and II. Part I is made up of 4 taught modules each weighted at 30 credits. Students are required to take four modules from the following list. At least two of the options must be drawn from the asterixed modules.
For an outline of the modules vist the LLM in International Maritime Law Webpage
Part II is composed of of two projects (LLM Research Projects), which are weighted at 60 credits.
For general information on the LLM Degrees, click here
A good initial degree in law or a cognate discipline required, or equivalent professional qualification. Candidates with relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.
A number of scholarships is available for Taught Masters students.
The School is committed to legal scholarship and is research-led. It is home to the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, formed to promote research and teaching of the highest standards in the field of International Shipping and Trade Law, The School has particular strengths in the fields of shipping, charterparties and bills of lading, international trade, international commercial law and arbitration, e-commerce, documentary credits, international banking and economic law, insolvency, credit and security, and intellectual property, legal theory, global law, international law, European law, environmental law, criminal law and evidence, human rights law, public and administrative law, family law, ethics and philosophy and socio legal studies.
To view a selection of the recent publications, please visit our recent publications section.
Assessment of the taught modules is by a combination of examination and a coursework element up to 50 per cent. Part II is composed of two projects (LLM Research Projects), which are weighted at 60 credits. The LLM Research Projects will customarily be researched and written up over the summer period following the successful completion of the taught modules and are designed to enable LLM students to develop their research skills. A student who successfully completes only Part I will be entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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Dr Theodora Nikaki
(Taught Masters Admissions Tutor)
Tel: +44 (0)1792 513516