Master of Laws Degrees in United Kingdom

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The UK is home to some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions and is a highly sought after destination for a graduate law degree. The UK welcomes students from around the world, creating an international student population and enhancing the educational experience. In addition to quality academics, students pursuing an LLM in UK will have no shortage of things to see, do and explore throughout the UK.

There are several areas of specialization in which students can earn an LLM in UK, such as international law, commercial law, business law, medical law, and maritime law, among many others. An LLM in UK takes a minimum of one year of full-time study however there are also part-time study options. Graduates with an LLM in UK have excellent opportunities for careers in the region as well as globally, in public organizations, private firms, or multinational companies.

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LLM in Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

The University of Law
Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years January 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This master’s level course provides an exploration of the conflict resolution process and examines areas such as arbitration agreements, research methods, dispute resolution and other related commercial topics. [+]

Masters of Laws in United Kingdom 2017. LLM in Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) This master’s level course provides an exploration of the conflict resolution process and examines areas such as arbitration agreements, research methods, dispute resolution and other related commercial topics. The course concludes with the student choosing an element of conflict resolution to cover in a dissertation. Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

LLM International Trade and Commercial Law

University of Essex Online
Online Full time 24 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Colchester

Our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course* has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on your knowledge from the PG Cert and PG Dip programme modules and allows you to undertake a piece of original research by completing a 60-credit dissertation. [+]

Our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course* has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on your knowledge from the PG Cert and PG Dip programme modules and allows you to undertake a piece of original research by completing a 60-credit dissertation. Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. * The start date of this course is still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. Course structure The LLM International Trade and Commercial Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits. Level 7 modules: Law of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits) International Competition Law (20 credits) International Sales of Goods (20 credits) Legal Research Skills and Methods (20 credits)* Dissertation (60 credits)* Optional modules** International Carriage of Goods (20 credits) Private International Law (20 credits) Intellectual Property Law (20 credits) International Commercial Dispute Resolution (20 credits) * These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award. ** In addition to the core modules, students will take two optional modules. Teaching methods and style As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a Virtual Learning Environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. Assessment We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the LLM International Trade and Commercial Law will be based on a combination of written coursework and work on a dissertation or individual project. At the end of your studies, you will submit a 60-credit thesis. You will be able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. Career prospects We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace. The legal knowledge gained from the LLM International Trade and Commercial Law could prepare you for a role in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. Qualified solicitors or barristers will also be able to use the skills and knowledge gained from studying the course to meet their annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Entry Requirements: There are two entry routes available for this exciting course: Academic entry route and Open entry route. 21-day money back guarantee If you enrol on our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund. [-]

EU Competition Law – Postgraduate Diploma/Masters by Distance Learning

King’s College London
Online Part time 8 months October 2017 United Kingdom London

Take your career to that next level by enrolling on this specialised distance learning programme. You will gain new skills, a respected degree and further your career – all in just eight months and without interrupting your employment. [+]

Masters of Laws in United Kingdom 2017. Take your career to that next level by enrolling on this specialised distance learning programme. You will gain new skills, a respected degree and further your career – all in just eight months and without interrupting your employment. 98% satisfaction rate In 2015 this programme received on overall satisfaction rate of 98% from the students in the PTES survey. This compares with an average of 85% across the Russell Group (the association of 24 public research universities grouped together for their academic excellence). Rated top in the UK The centre which runs this programme (the Dickson Poon School of Law at King's College London) was rated top in the UK for world-leading research by the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Led by Richard Whish Professor Emeritus Richard Whish QC (Hon) is the programme director and will be joined by tutors with a wealth of both academic and professional experience. Improve your skills and your career prospects You'll gain an in-depth understanding of these key areas: • Introduction to Competition Law and Policy • Article 101(1) • Article 101(3) and Article 102 • Article 106 • Articles 107 - 109 • Merger regulation • Joint ventures • Cartels • Distribution • Licensing • Public enforcement • Private enforcement Past students say “In-depth, practical, interesting overview of European competition law and thoroughly enjoyable” C. Eastcott, Allen & Overy “Excellent programme which provides you with comprehensive knowledge from different perspectives” E. Komaromi, European Commission “This is a very engaging programme with excellent programme materials” J. Carmody, Openreach “Extremely thorough and challenging. Very interesting, especially the [optional weekend] seminars” B. Roy, Thomson Reuters “A complete and useful tool to learn and understand competition law” J. Mondragon, Telefonas de Mexico “The programme covers a huge amount of very good study material, taught by the best in the field” M. Lodlova, Kinstellar “The course provides relevant up-to-date teaching in competition law and provides effective ways to analyse cases” L. Tembo, Zambia Competition Commission More postgraduate distance learning from King’s College London: - European Union Law - Economics for Competition Law - Public Procurement Regulation Applications for this course are administered by Informa Professional Academy. Informa Professional Academy is the trusted brand for professional development, working with leading academic and industry bodies to provide accredited education and training where it is much needed. [-]

Master of Laws

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years United Kingdom

This taught masters degree is a flexible modular qualification designed to consider the role and place of law in an increasingly globalised world. A critical legal approach is taken and the modules use different perspectives and case studies to explore, contextualise and illustrate a number of contemporary issues challenging the international community. Study on the degree is also designed to develop key postgraduate transferable skills, including advanced legal research... [+]

Master of Laws This taught masters degree is a flexible modular qualification designed to consider the role and place of law in an increasingly globalised world. A critical legal approach is taken and the modules use different perspectives and case studies to explore, contextualise and illustrate a number of contemporary issues challenging the international community. Study on the degree is also designed to develop key postgraduate transferable skills, including advanced legal research, which are attractive to employers and which assist with professional advancement. It is designed for law graduates, non-law graduates and lawyers wanting to develop their interests in law at postgraduate level. There is an increasing demand for professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the role and purpose of law in the increasing global society and the associated advanced legal research and reasoning skills. This qualification enables you to pursue advanced legal study and gain those sought after postgraduate legal skills in a challenging but supportive environment. The approach taken throughout the qualification is the critical study of law and you will be encouraged to take both comparative and contextual perspectives. As part of your studies you will explore the interaction of law, law making bodies, institutions and regulators in an international context, the role and function of law in an increasingly global society, the role of states, international institutions and multi-national companies. You will consider a range of contemporary legal issues such as corporate social responsibility, trans-national crime, humanitarian aid and security issues providing you with an opportunity to engage with topical legal issues. You will also explore current and possible future developments; receive grounding in law and its place in society; study methods of reasoning and analysis in law and evaluate the complexities inherent in law, regulation and legal study At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth piece of independent legal research. As part of your studies you will develop key legal transferable skills which are widely sought after in a wide range of legal and non-legal careers, both with a national and international dimension. You will become skilled in legal reasoning and engage in sustained, independent research. The qualification will predominantly focus on common law systems although a comparative approach will be taken throughout. It is suitable for study whether you are a law graduate, non-law graduate or lawyer and on successful completion of the qualification you will be able to demonstrate an impressive array of transferable skills to employers. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Assessment will be undertaken through a variety of methods including: essay assignments practical reports problem-solving exercises presentations group work a dissertation or other output from research/project work. Teaching will be undertaken through specially designed study materials including study guides, interactive module websites, online discussion forums, access to an extensive on-line library and tutor support. Career impact This degree will contribute to your career development by providing academic knowledge and a number of highly sought after transferable skills valued by employers. Typically holders of the LLM will: deal with complex legal issues both systematically and creatively communicate their subject knowledge clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks reflect on the responsibilities linked to the application of knowledge demonstrate the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial piece of independent research with scholarly integrity exercise initiative and personal responsibility be able to develop a persuasive legal argument based on evidence demonstrate independent learning ability required for continuing professional development. Entry requirements You should hold a UK honours degree (or equivalent or recognised overseas qualification) or relevant professional legal experience. You will be expected to follow the suggested study pathway, although there is some flexibility. You will also need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. There is a choice of routes through the qualification. You can start your studies with either of the compulsory modules Exploring legal meaning (W820) or Exploring the boundaries of international law (W821). These modules provide core postgraduate skills in legal methodology and research and knowledge of international law and legal thinking. They include a comparative approach. Or you can start your studies with Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibilities (W822), or an optional module from another faculty. Please note that if you are claiming credit transfer from another postgraduate provider you may not need to study an optional module. The law dissertation (W800) is the final module of the qualification and provides an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of independent legal research in a topic within a chosen specialist legal subject from the qualification. Each module will involve around 12 hours of study per week. You will typically take three years to gain this qualification and it must be completed within seven years. You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

LLB (Hons) Law including Foundation Year (4 Year)

London School Of Business And Management (LSBM)
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Bloomsbury

This degree is clearly a natural choice for applicants considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. [+]

Masters of Laws in United Kingdom 2017. This degree is clearly a natural choice for applicants considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. Our Law graduates will hone a number of invaluable employability skills, such as: intellectual independence; reflective self-management; awareness of principles and values of law, justice and ethics; an understanding of legal theories that can be applied globally; problem-solving; excellent written and oral communication. Therefore there is a diverse array of employment opportunities for Law graduates in areas such as education, journalism, public relations, business and enterprise, or across the public sector. Professional Body recognition The course is recognised by the legal professional bodies as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) exempting graduates from the Academic Stage of Training for students seeking to qualify as a solicitor or barrister of England and Wales. Students who complete the Civil Litigation and Client Care module, plus one of the other four practice-based modules, are eligible for admission as a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). This opportunity saves graduates one year of additional study. With CILEx Graduate Member status, our students will be able to use the designatory letters: GCILEx (therefore they would be LLB (Hons), GCILEx). Upon graduation our students who opt for CILEx Graduate Member status could immediately work in a law firm in roles such as a Trainee CILEx Lawyer, Paralegal or Legal Clerk. After completing 3 years of qualifying employment in a law firm, they will be admitted as a Fellow of CILEx (FCILEx) and a Chartered Legal Executive. Fellows can represent clients in court if they qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate. They can also dual qualify as a Solicitor, without having to complete a two-year training contract. Our LLB is one of only a handful in England and Wales which provides students with this option. Usually membership takes an additional year of study. So our LLB students who decide to pursue a career as a chartered legal executive can benefit from this very unique advantage! Key information We have both September and January start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, moots, presentations and examinations. Fees Fees for 2016-17 UK/EU: £6,000 per year, equating to a total of £24,000 over the 4 years’ duration of the course. Fees for 2017-18 UK/EU: £6,150 per year, equating to a total of £24,600 over the 4 years’ duration of the course. Entry requirements Applicants normally require 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, including English Language. Note: From 2017, English and Maths GCSEs will be graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. All other GCSE subjects will follow with the new grading system in 2019. A current grade 'C' in the new system will be considered to be a '4'. Click here for a quick explanation of the new GCSE grading system from our blog. Applicants must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) Secondary School, or equivalent, at least 2 years prior to the start of the course. Applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each category). [-]

MLaw (Integrated Master’s in Law)

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is one of only five in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. [+]

This course is one of only five in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. From the start of the course you will be given an introduction to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you will work with real clients on real cases, offering you invaluable experience which will make you more attractive to future employers. Fees are consistent throughout rather than increasing at the LPC stage, so the course offers a more accessible route to becoming a solicitor. On completion you will carry out a period of work-based learning (currently called a training contract) under the supervision of a solicitor. Students completing the course, or those choosing to leave with a Qualifying Law Degree after three years, can also begin to train as a barrister. Course content The general ethos of the course is one of integration of the academic and practical. In Years 1 and 2 you will cover the same core subjects as you would on a Qualifying Law Degree. Alongside these subjects you will study two modules in Legal Ethics, Method and Skills (LEMS) which have been specifically designed for this course. In Year 3 you will build on the foundations provided in these LEMS modules to conduct real cases with real clients. You will carry out this work under supervision and with appropriate training. You will also study a mixture of academic and practical subjects. Year 4 is entirely devoted to the practical subjects that would ordinarily be studied on the Legal Practice Course, while you will continue to work with real clients on one of our clinical modules. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) Subjects of study include: Contract Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 1 Public Law Tort Criminal Law One optional subject from the following: Criminal Justice 1 Introduction to Business Law Introduction to Legal Practice Introduction to Rights and the Law The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers Mooting and Advocacy People Culture & Property Law and Social Media Year 2 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 2 Land Law EU Law Equity and Trusts One optional subject from the following: Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution Criminal Justice 2 Housing Law Law and Culture Medical Law and Ethics Introduction to Human Rights Law Work Placement in a Legal Setting Child Protection Law and Policy Law and Social Justice Law and Sport in Contemporary Society Year 3 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Legal Ethics Methods and Skills (3) Property Law and Practice Clinical Legal Practice One optional subject from: Clinical Legal Practice Company Law Commercial Law Competition Law Criminal Procedure and Evidence Disability Law Dissertation in Law Entertainment Law Environmental Law Family Law and Family Justice Human Rights: Substantive Legal Protection Law of Intellectual Property Employment Law Law of International Trade Media Law New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice International Law and Global Justice Religion, Law and Society Advanced Criminal Law 21st Century Law Practice and Ethics Year 4 (Credit Level 6) Subjects of study include: Clinical Practice 2 Litigation (Civil & Criminal) Business Law & Practice (Taxation) Advocacy Wills & Administration (Interviewing) Drafting Professional Conduct & Regulation (PCR) Solicitors Accounts Two optional subjects from: Commercial Law Commercial Litigation Commercial Property E-Commerce Employment Entertainment & Media Family Immigration Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Private Acquisitions Clinical elective Housing International Family Law Westminster electives As part of your course you can take elective modules at Level 6. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. [-]

LLM

University of Derby
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. [+]

Masters of Laws in United Kingdom 2017. Why choose this LLM? The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. Improve your career prospects in one of the UK's top law schools for student satisfaction and success at postgraduate level Select the focus of your study and align it to the LLM programme pathway of your choice, studying at a time and pace to suit you and your circumstances Choose new and innovative modules ranging from Transnational Organised Crime to International Commercial Arbitration and the Investigation of Human Rights Violations Benefit from our modern approach to teaching law in a global context: you can tailor your coursework and assignments to different jurisdictions, so gaining a truly international flavour of law Combine your academic and theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills honed in our superb courtroom facilities Learn from our team of expert practitioners whose teaching is delivered with passion and professionalism Spend time developing your skills in a legal practice or other professional organisation: ours is one of the few LLM programmes to offer this opportunity. About this course We have worked with the legal professions, judiciary, prosecution service and police to design the Derby LLM to be fit for the 21st century. A degree that’s right for you Our LLM provides unique opportunities to investigate areas that other courses simply do not offer. While it focuses on core aspects of knowledge in law, you can choose from numerous options - for broad based or highly specialised study - to design a degree that reflects your interests and career ambitions.

 The course combines academic and theoretical knowledge. You will develop your understanding of the interaction between law and policy at an international level, enabling you to contribute to organisations and commercial enterprises operating within the global policy arena. Specialist pathways After the Postgraduate Certificate stage of the course, you can choose to follow a specific pathway towards one of these specialist LLM awards: LLM (Commercial Law) LLM (Corporate and Financial Law) LLM (International Protection of Human Rights) LLM (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) LLM (Transnational Criminal Law) For those who have taken or are working towards the LPC, we also offer a route to ‘top up’ the qualification to an LLM in Legal Practice. If you are already employed and looking at professional career development, you can follow this route to enhance your CPD points. Dedicated to your success We are committed to providing a rich, rewarding learning experience. You'll be taught by our professional, experienced and knowledgeable teaching team, with real passion for their subjects. We deliver dedicated academic and pastoral support to every student, which has resulted in our consistently high rankings in the National Student Survey. We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities, networking opportunities and a vibrant Student Law Society. Entry requirements You'll need: An honours degree in any subject at least 2.2 classification We will also consider applicants with relevant work experience who may be accepted following interview. Careers and employability An edge in your career As a Derby LLM graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers because you can demonstrate a unique specialisation in the areas of law and criminal justice, evidenced by your final dissertation. 
It gives you a genuine advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

 If you are already in employment, the particular benefit of our LLM is that you can combine modules to create a programme of study which reflects your specific vocation and future employment and career aspirations. In a turbulent world where professional roles and career pathways are constantly evolving, the Derby LLM offers you the flexibility and skill set to adapt to meet employers’ requirements and your own professional development needs. Opportunities for further study An LLM is considered to be essential for the pursuit of an academic career. With the focus on research skills at its heart - and a high level of flexibility providing many diverse opportunities to specialise - the Derby LLM programme is an ideal springboard to MPhil or PhD studies. From the start, you are encouraged to develop your research, communication and independent learning techniques and we offer guidance if you wish to present your work at conferences or to have it published. [-]

Specialised Master in International Business Law and Management

ESCP Europe Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The programme’s main objective is to train lawyers and legal advisors in management skills, corporate law and international law so that they can participate in the corporate decision-making processes. [+]

Studies at Paris and London campuses & London City Law School. Scientific Director: Prof. Gilles Pillet Objectives of the programme The programme’s main objective is to train lawyers and legal advisors in management skills, corporate law and international law so that they can participate in the corporate decision-making processes. Career opportunities Corporate Lawyer, Corporate Legal Expert, International Firm Legal Expert, Legal Expert in an Investment Bank, Head of Business Intelligence-Operations, etc. Curriculum A combination of theory classes and of live practical cases. The coursework allows participants to acquire the skills required to become a corporate lawyer or legal advisor: Fundamentals of Finance Financial Operations Corporate Management Personal Development Financial Engineering Law Applied Business Law International and Local Taxation Classes and conferences on Finance and Business Law are taught on ESCP Europe London Campus and at the London City Law School. International Business Law Introduction to English Legal system Negotiation and Drafting Contracts Litigation and Arbitration Company Law and Competition Law Finance & Strategy Financial Markets and Instruments Trading Room Management International Corporate Strategy International Management Time spent on campuses 5 months in Paris – 1 month in London (ESCP Europe London Campus and City Law School). Students who choose to can apply to City Law School’s LL.M Class Profile Law: 100% 12% international students 49% women, 51% men Language requirement French and English Duration 1 year (Start in September) Job Survey 43K€ is the average salary after the MS. Less than 3 months after graduation 36% are employed. 50% are pursuing their studies. In which sector: Finance/Banking/Insurance: 43% Consulting: 14% Auditing/Accounting: 14% Others (Public service, Media, Publishing, Culture, etc.): 29% How to apply Online application TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores Personal interview if eligible [-]

MA International Social Policy

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MA Methods of Social Research provides essential training for those who wish to go on to employment involving the use of social research or to further academic research in a social science discipline. It considers [+]

Masters of Laws in United Kingdom 2017. The MA Methods of Social Research provides essential training for those who wish to go on to employment involving the use of social research or to further academic research in a social science discipline. It considers and evaluates a variety of different approaches to social science research, presented in a multi-disciplinary context and at an advanced level. The focus of the programme is on developing practical skills in analysis and presentation of social research and an understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and ethical issues surrounding research Participants will be introduced to debates about the relationship between theory and research and between research and policy/practice. It aims to: - Provide essential training for those who will go on to employment involving the use of social research or to further research in the social sciences. - Introduce students to a variety of different approaches to social science research, presented in a multi-disciplinary context and at an advanced level - Cover the principles of research design and strategy, including formulating research questions or hypotheses and translating these into practicable research designs - Make students aware of the range of secondary data available and equip them to evaluate its utility for their research - Introduce students to the philosophical, theoretical and ethical issues surrounding research and to debates about the relationship between theory and research, about problems of evidence and inference, and about the limits to objectivity - Develop skills in the main statistical techniques for quantitative data analysis, including the use of SPSS - Develop skills in writing, in the preparation of a research proposal, in the presentation of research results and in verbal communication - Help students to prepare their research results for wider dissemination, in the form of seminar papers, conference presentations, reports and publications, in a form suitable for a range of different audiences, including academics, policy makers, professionals, service users and the general public - We especially encourage students who are planning for a Ph.D. in the field of social sciences to take up this programme to prepare their Ph.D. proposals. [-]

LLM International Financial Regulation and Corporate Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months January 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The course is designed for graduates seeking to gain a solid foundation of the growing discipline of financial regulations and corporate law in the international context. [+]

About the Course The course is designed for graduates seeking to gain a solid foundation of the growing discipline of financial regulations and corporate law in the international context. The programme focusses on the conceptual and theoretical aspects of substantive law and regulation in the field; the procedural mechanisms for the application of law; the challenges faced with the evolution of principles, rules and procedures; and the wider impact that regulations have on the wider society. Beyond the conceptual and theoretical focus, the course also covers the practical aspects of financial regulation in domestic and international context. Brunel is one of the only law schools in the UK to offer this innovative programme. The programme is available full-time: September (12 months) January (15 months, due to dissertation submission requirements) And also part-time: September (24 months) January (27 months, due to dissertation submission requirements) The course is aimed at graduates from all over the world who are keen to develop an expertise in the evolving discipline and develop a career in financial services industry, law practice and the academia or continue into research. Aims You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of corporate law and financial regulations. You will acquire critical and analytical skills in this complex international field. You will be able to demonstrate through original research the application of knowledge, practical understanding and critical appreciation that can contribute to the discourse on both corporate law and the financial regulations in place. You will gain professional skills required to develop a successful career in financial services industry, law practice and the academia. The International Financial Regulations and Corporate Law programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding to confidently tackle areas of controversy in these areas of law, to be able to assess critically situations and challenges, appreciate the importance of the international boundaries, and the influence of culture on the processes of law. The programme is designed to give as much flexibility as possible, in order to provide students to tailor their learning to their interests. Special Features Flexible start times and learning options Programme is available in full-time and part-time mode, with start dates in September and January. Students gain greater flexibility with this programme because Brunel Law School offer smaller 15 credit modules, which provides students a range of options to both tailor study and have additional flexibility in study arrangements. Research and Research Centres The Law School benefits from active research centres, particularly relevant to this course is the Brunel Centre for the Study of Arbitration and Cross-Border Investment , which regularly hosts seminars and workshops, which help to support students' learning. Brunel Law School believes that an active research community is important in providing postgraduate with the latest thinking in human rights, and it is important to us that all staff are included in our Research Assessment’s (RAE). In the last RAE in 2008, 50% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, and in 1996 RAE we were rated 4A, and in the 2001 RAE 5A. Extra-curricular activities The Law School offers students numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, including a Reading Group, a Law Film society, mooting and debating societies and research workshops organized by the research centres based at the School. LLM students are expected to play a leading role organising and participating in these activities. Research skills The Law School offers a comprehenseive scheme of research and writing skills sessions designed to facilitate students’ learning and to equip them with appropriate transferable skills. Some of the modules in this programme also integrate skills training, for example on how to answer essay questions, make use of electronic legal databases and cite legal authorities. Teaching and Assessment Teaching We promote a personalised learning experience that considers your interests, needs and abilities. This course is delivered through a combination of lectures which introduce you to new subjects and provide an overview of subject matter, and seminars that allow these topics to be investigated in more detail. There will be 16 hours of teaching per 15 credit module, spread out over each of the teaching terms, and classes are taught in groups of approximately 30 students. Assessment The faculty places great emphasis on the creation of a unique learning experience. In addition to attending seminars and preparing coursework and exams, students will also learn by participating in research centre activities and research trips, contributing to newsletters, making oral presentations, attending law film screenings, as well as participating in debating events and reading group sessions. Assessment methods in this programme range from coursework, seen examinations and a dissertation (15,000 words) to oral presentations and assessment by contribution in seminars. Careers The expertise our students gain on our LLMs makes them desirable candidates in a number of law-related fields. While many of our students specialise to enhance their legal practice work, others are sought after by government agencies, the private commercial sector (such as in-house lawyers) and non-governmental organisations where a background in commercial law is valued. As a research-led school, we attract a robust number of candidates seeking to continue in further studies to pursue an academic career in the UK or abroad. At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself. [-]

LLM International Banking and Finance Law

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM International Banking and Finance Law course is aimed at students seeking to understand and work as a legal expert in the area of multinational corporations. Covering topics including syndicate loans, bond issuances and derivatives markets, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the banking and finance sector. The course will also allow you to tailor the course to meet your personal and professional needs. [+]

Masters of Laws in United Kingdom 2017. The LLM International Banking and Finance Law course is aimed at students seeking to understand and work as a legal expert in the area of multinational corporations. Covering topics including syndicate loans, bond issuances and derivatives markets, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the banking and finance sector. The course will also allow you to tailor the course to meet your personal and professional needs. With London being the centre for global banking, finance and trade, you will be well placed to take advantage of the University's excellent links with major corporations to help you undertake your dissertation and develop your career prospects. The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school. Course overview During the course you will study the practical and theoretical issues in international banking, as well as the law, practice and theory of securities regulations under English law. You will study topics within a comparative international context that focuses on US Law and practice, enabling you to draw critical comparisons. Modules You will study the following core modules: Legal Aspects of International Financial Law International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Research Methodology Dissertation International Banking Law Securities Regulations Legal Aspects of International Financial Law (30 credits) The module studies international finance from an English law perspective and within the context of the practical and theoretical issues that arise. Covering key methods of international finance, such as syndicate loans, debenture, financial derivatives, and also touching other jurisdictions such as the US, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, this module provides you with a comparative approach to the law of international finance. International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation (30 credits) This module gives you a detailed introduction to both the theory and practice of international commercial arbitration and mediation, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Research Methodology (20 Credits) This module provides a thorough basis for Masters level research methods. It addresses core content areas appropriate to research in a legal context, and supports you to achieve appropriate levels of competence in these areas, as well as broadening your knowledge of research tools. Dissertation (40 Credits) Your dissertation gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the mastery of a particular subject area, by completing an extended piece of self-managed research. Your dissertation will develop and test your ability to conceptualise, appraise and critically evaluate a significant topic relating to the legal issues surrounding international banking and finance. International Banking Law (30 Credits) This module examines the practical and theoretical issues in international banking, focusing on aspects of English banking law and international banking practices recommended by the Basel Committee under BIS. This module will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of Basel Development and its supervisory role. Securities Regulations (30 Credits) This module studies the law, practice and theory of securities regulations under English law but in a comparative international context focusing on US Law and practice. The module examines the different approaches to securities regulations and draws critical comparisons. Entry requirements A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate law content. Students with three years' legal or relevant commercial work experience will also be considered subject to interviews. Applicants with extensive work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Career and study progression Our aim is to produce graduates who have employment prospects with multinational corporations, because they understand the legal regulations and constraints of international business, as well as the financial world of international trade agencies and multinational corporations. You can seek employment opportunities in careers with investment, law, consultancy and accounting firms, especially those focusing on international practice. Practising legal professionals and human resource professionals can use their qualification and the skills and knowledge they have gained on the course to progress in their chosen field. Study progression On completing this course successfully, you can choose to continue your studies with Ealing Law School and progress on to a PhD. Part-time Fees UK feesGBP4,300 International (non-UK/EU) fees GBP5,500 [-]

LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance)

BPP University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Our LLM Financial (Regulation and Compliance) programme focuses on the law and practice relating to the regulation of investment business in the UK. It features compliance and the identification and management of legal and regulatory risk. [+]

LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance)

 

The BPP University LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) focuses on the law and practice relating to the regulation of investment business in the United Kingdom from the perspective of compliance. The core module on financial regulation and compliance addresses the regulatory and legal environment within which persons authorised to conduct investment business operate. It also focuses on the particular role of compliance in the control and management of primary legal and regulatory risks. It is therefore far more than a programme on compliance. It is taught by practitioners and addresses the practical and problematic issues – including, for example, the personal exposure of compliance officers to legal and regulatory risk and the relevant law and practice to the exposure of financial intermediaries and their advisors to the legal risks, both criminal and civil, in handling other people’s wealth.... [-]


LLM in International Economic Law

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

The LLM in International Economic Law provides the opportunity to study the international law of trade and finance. [+]

LLM in International Economic Law

 

The LLM in International Economic Law draws students from around the world, providing you with the opportunity to explore the pressing international economic issues of the day in a truly international environment. The course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the regulatory framework of the international trading system as well as addressing a range of other legal issues arising from different kinds of international business transactions.It begins by providing a general understanding of international law and the international legal system in Semester 1, allowing you to place international economic relations in context. In Semester 2 you can explore questions of governance through study of the World Trade Organisation and examine the workings of more specific systems such as international trade law, international investment, international commercial arbitration, international intellectual property law, and international corporate governance.The skills and knowledge gained will equip you for a career not only in law, but also in fields such as business, trade, finance, banking, shipping or marketing.... [-]


International Economic Law (LL.M.)

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The two-year dual degree study programme focuses on international economic law and has been jointly developed by the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Leuphana [+]

The two-year dual degree study programme focuses on international economic law and has been jointly developed by the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Leuphana University of Lüneburg. BACKGROUND AND AIMS Integrating public and private economic law, the programme brings together two areas of law that are often covered independently in legal literature as well as in teaching. This division will be overcome within the framework of this programme to provide students with a holistic approach on international economic law that characterises this area of law in practice. The programme aims to deliver a broad, scientific and profound engagement with the players and structures of international economic law (first study year in Lüneburg) and, as well as to facilitate an additional specialisation in one of the core subjects of international economic law such as Corporate & Financial Law, International Commercial Law, International Competition Law & Policy or Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy (second study year in Glasgow). The blend of compulsory modules and electives therefore constitutes a unique feature of the programme enabling students to aquire in-depth knowledge in the various fields of international economic law basic command of the functions of international markets and relations the ability to analyse the opportunities and limits of global relationships and international regulations concerning international economic aspects ideal preparation for the application of economic issues within the global framework. On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Economic Law from Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Glasgow. [-]

LLM Law and Finance

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The global financial and economic crisis of 2008 has had a huge impact across the world. Financial regulation is now a priority for policymakers and governments. As a result, we're constantly considering the various legal requirements and constraints when making financial decisions and policies. [+]

Masters of Laws in United Kingdom 2017. Why this course? The global financial and economic crisis of 2008 has had a huge impact across the world. Financial regulation is now a priority for policymakers and governments. As a result, we're constantly considering the various legal requirements and constraints when making financial decisions and policies. This course brings together the principals of law, policy and accounting. You'll develop an in-depth understanding of these principles which underpin the financial markets. You'll also gain a unique perspective on the rapidly changing area of regulation. What you'll study You'll study a range of compulsory law classes, taught by Strathclyde Law School. You'll also have compulsory finance and accounting classes offered by the Strathclyde Business School. These classes will cover topics like: international banking law the legal aspects of financial regulation principles of corporate finance accounting for financial analysis You'll also choose from elective classes which cover topics like: international investment law comparative contract law In the summer semester, you'll complete a dissertation. Work experience We're home to the Strathclyde Law Clinic. The Law Clinic is an opportunity for you to work as a student adviser for real-life clients. You can apply to work in the Small Business Law Unit (SBLU) within the Law Clinic. It provides pro-bono transactional and dispute resolution legal services to businesses in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The SBLU will help local business owners and organisations understand their legal responsibilities. It'll also help local business and organisation protect themselves where necessary. We want to help these businesses succeed. With our help they can: benefit the wider community by creating employment opportunities increase access to services encourage those within the community to further their aspirations Entry requirements Normally a first class or 2:1 honours degree (Law/Accounting/ Finance/Banking). Entry may also be possible with relevant professional qualifications. We do accept a 2:2 if they have relevant and substantial work experience. If an applicant doesn’t have an honours degree, we will consider if they have substantial and relevant work experience. English language requirements For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years. Pre-sessional courses in English are available. Fees & funding Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2016/17 - £12,000 International 2016/17 - £19,000 Careers Increasingly, lawyers and other related professionals are operating in environments that demand an understanding of the financial and accounting principles that underpin how businesses operate. Studying on this programme will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and analytical skills relevant to working or planning a career in banking and finance with an international focus, including international law firms, banks and businesses, and governmental or non-governmental organisations. [-]