LLM Degrees in Nigeria

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LLM

An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

Nigeria is amongst the West Africa countries offering the best quality research oriented students interactive and even effective university education. This country has several top performing universities that are ranked best in Africa and even the whole world with the leading being the University of Lagos.

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Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The student shall be required to register for a minimum of four (4) courses and a maximum of five (5) courses. At the end of the course work, he shall be required to sit an examination. He shall also submit a well researched dissertation which shall be awarded a mark. A student shall be required to undertake an oral defence of the dissertation. [+]

Law Studies in Nigeria 2017. Faculty of Law Master of Law (LL.M) The criteria for admission into the LL.M programme are as follows: A Bachelor of Laws degree from an approved university with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Lower Division. A minimum of five (5) credit passes, including English Language and Literature in English, at not more than two (2) sittings in SSC/GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent. A minimum of two positive references as to character and learning must be submitted by the applicant. At least one of the references must be obtained from the applicant's former lecturers in the Faculty of Law where he studied. M.Phil Degree The criteria for admission into the Master of Philosophy Programme in Law are as follows: A Bachelor of Laws degree from an approved university with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper Division. Or, An LL.M degree from an approved university. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree The criteria for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Law are as follows: A Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree from an approved university. Or, A Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from an approved university with research thesis and a weighted course work average which shall normally be not less than 60%. Or, A Master of Laws (LL.M) degree by course work from an approved university with an average which should normally be not less than 60%. Applicants for M.Phil and Ph.D degree programmes must also satisfy the requirements under section (4.1) (ii) and (iii) above Duration of Programmes LL.M The full-time LL.M programme shall run for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate School shall be required. M.Phil The fulltime M Phil programme shall run for a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 36 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate school shall be required. Ph.D The full time PhD programme shall run for a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 48 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate School shall be required. Part time Programme LL.M, M Phil and Ph.D Degrees may be offered on part- time basis. The duration shall be: For the LL.M, a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4years; For the M.Phil, a minimum of 3years and a maximum of 5years and For the Ph.D, a minimum of 4years and a maximum of 7years. The Postgraduate School Board may, upon reasonable ground, grant extension to a student. Mode of Study LL.M Degree The student shall be required to register for a minimum of four (4) courses and a maximum of five (5) courses. At the end of the course work, he shall be required to sit an examination. He shall also submit a well researched dissertation which shall be awarded a mark. A student shall be required to undertake an oral defence of the dissertation. M.Phil Degree A student with a first degree shall be required to take examinations in 4 courses at the end of the first year. He shall submit and defend a well researched thesis at the end of the second year. A student with an LL.M degree shall present two in-depth seminar papers on different courses within the first year. The seminar papers shall be awarded marks as course work. The student shall submit and defend a well researched thesis at the end of the second year A student whose performance in the course work is adjudged to be outstanding may, on the recommendation of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee, be allowed to transfer/convert to the Ph.D Programme and proceed with the thesis for the Ph.D on a chosen and approved topic in any field of law Ph.D Degree A candidate shall be required to submit and defend a well-researched thesis on a chosen topic in a field or subject of his choice in Law. No course work shall be required. [-]