Master of Laws in Uxbridge United Kingdom

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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.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Uxbridge is a large town, with a population of 26 thousand in Greater London. It is home to the main campus of Uxbridge College, Brunel University and the Buckinghamshire New University's nursing campus.

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Postgraduate Certificate Intellectual Property Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law and practice. This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property. [+]

Masters of Laws 2017 in Uxbridge United Kingdom. About the course The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law and practice. This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property. The course is suitable for both law graduates and those with backgrounds in the sciences, technology, engineering and business. Non-graduates who currently work with intellectual property are also considered. No prior legal knowledge is required, as you will be introduced to essential legal principles as the course progresses. The course is accredited by the statutory regulator Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Upon successful completion of the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate, students who wish to qualify as Patent Attorney in the UK receive exemptions from the foundation level papers set by the qualifying examinations agencies (see more details in Special Features ). The programme starts at the end of September and goes through to March and it is delivered on Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm. This is a unique programme designed by the Law School to support Law Firms and the IP industry. The part-time nature of the course makes it possible to gain valuable knowledge of intellectual property law whilst in full-time employment. UK employers sponsor over 80% of students taking the course. Aims The programme will provide students with essential knowledge about the theoretical rationales and policy arguments for the recognition of intellectual property rights. It will explain the basic principles of Intellectual Property Law and the nature and scope of these rights. It will also explore the procedures, both national and supranational, for the granting and recognition of the rights, and mechanisms for enforcement as well as defences against enforcement. Special Features Studying Intellectual Property Law at Brunel Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University is well established and highly rated for the quality of its staff publications, research projects and teaching standard. Staff teaching at the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate include academics and practitioners with recognised expertise in all areas of intellectual property law. Exemptions The course is accredited by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg), the statutory body regulating the professions of patent attorney and trade mark attorney. It provides exemptions in the examinations to become a qualified Patent Attorney in the UK. For more details on qualifications, examinations, and exemptions please visit the website of the Joint Examination Board (JEB), the body responsible for the organisation and management of the examinations of CIPA for entry onto the Register of Patent Attorneys. Patent Attorney Students preparing to train as Patent Attorneys will receive full exemption from all Foundation Level Papers (P1, P5, P7, D&C, Law) set by the Joint Examination Board and the Institute of Patent Attorneys. Attendance Attendance for lectures is only required on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm for two terms, end September to March. Teaching and Assessment Assessment Each module will be assessed independently by way of a written examination or coursework. Term 1 modules are assessed at the beginning of January. Term 2 modules are assessed during the University’s main exam period – the end of March to the beginning of May. Exact dates are confirmed to all students during the academic year. Employability Graduates will have the skills to pursue a career in the area of intellectual property as lawyers (in-house or independent), patent or trademark attorneys, IP portfolio managers, patent examiners and IP paralegals. The course may also benefit those who deal with intellectual property matters on a regular basis within industry/business. [-]

Master of Laws (LLM 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 Master of Laws (LLM Law) course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law specialist subjects, including aspects of commercial and international trade law, intellectual property, and international human rights. [+]

About the Course The Master of Laws (LLM Law) course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law specialist subjects, including aspects of commercial and international trade law, intellectual property, and international human rights. This enables graduates to fill the increasing demand for expertise in these areas and to produce their own 'bespoke' degree to suit their career needs. Furthermore, because many of the modules have an international dimension, the LLM law course has proven to be of great interest to overseas candidates. 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) Aims Students receive a thorough grounding in the legal concepts and principles operating in the areas of law chosen. They are given the opportunity to gain an understanding of areas of social and criminal justice policy where relevant and are introduced to areas of controversy in their selected areas of law and socio-legal studies. The Brunel Law School’s Masters of Law programme is designed to flexible enabling students to either broaden their proficiency in a range of areas or gain in-depth specialist knowledge of a particular subject of interest. 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 provide additional flexibility in study arrangements. Research and Research Centres Brunel Law School benefits from very active research centres, which have hosted a large number of research seminars and workshops in the last few years. Many of these events focus on a wide range of issues and they tackle the latest debates in the industry with a number of highly respected guests. Brunel Law School believes that an active research community is important in providing postgraduate with the latest thinking, and it is important to us that all our 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. Masters of Law students will be expected to actively participate in the activities of the research centres, and further develop their understanding of the issues and contexts of their specialist areas of interest: Brunel Centre for the Study of Arbitration and Cross-Border Investment Criminal Justice Research Centre Family Law Research Group Human Rights Centre Intellectual Property, Internet and Media Research Centre Law and Religion Research Group Extra-Curricular Activities Brunel 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 organised 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 Brunel Law School offers an elaborate 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. The Graduate School Brunel Graduate School offers postgraduates additional features for study and the opportunity to meet fellow postgraduate students from across the University, so you will have the opportunity to meet others studying for their master of laws degrees and socialise with fellow postgraduate students. Teaching and Assessment Teaching The classes are taught to groups of approximately 30 students. Tutors use a variety of teaching methods to deliver their modules. Lectures provide a structure for the module and give an overview of the subject matter. They will introduce students to new topics relevant to their modules. Some classes will take the form of a lecture, others will be taught seminar style. Some may use a mixture of teaching methods (eg lecture, research, case law and problem methods), in order to promote a personalised learning that considers the individual student’s interests, needs and abilities. We believe that it is part of student experience to be exposed to different teaching styles. There will be 16 hours of teaching per 15 credit module, spread out over one of the teaching terms. 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 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. [-]

LLM International Commercial 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 LLM in International Commercial Law provides a flexible route for students to focus on areas of their own interest and further explore commercial law in both the European and wider international contexts. [+]

Masters of Laws 2017 in Uxbridge United Kingdom. About the Course The course is designed for graduates seeking to gain a solid foundation into the growing discipline of International Commercial Law. The LLM in International Commercial Law provides a flexible route for students to focus on areas of their own interest and further explore commercial law in both the European and wider international contexts. Our wide choice of elective modules enables students to tailor the programme to their specific needs, selecting the areas of commercial law in which they wish to specialise. On completing the programme graduates will be able to critically analyse legal concepts as well as practical scenarios. Such knowledge is increasingly sought by law firms, businesses and government bodies all over the world in response to the expansion of international trade, commerce and international regulation, resulting from economic, political and technological change. 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) Aims You will gain knowledge and understanding to confidently tackle areas of controversy in the area of international commercial law You will 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. You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of commercial, competition, trade law and financial regulations. You will gain 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 develop the professional skills required to develop a career in commercial law, law practice and the academia. Special Features Flexible start times and learning options The programme is available in full-time and part-time mode, with start dates in September and January. You will have greater flexibility with this programme because Brunel Law School offers smaller 15 credit modules, whihc enables you to choose from a range of options to tailor your studies. Research and Research Centres The Law School benefits from active research centres. Particularly relevant to this course is the Intellectual Property, Internet & Media Research Centre which regularly hosts research seminars and workshops. The Law School is particularly proud of its diverse events programme, which students are encouraged to actively participate in to support their learning. Brunel Law School believes that an active research community is important in providing postgraduate with the latest thinking in human rights. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) we were ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law. Brunel Law School is highly rated for it published scholarship, and recognised amongst law firms for its distinctive courses. The school has considerable expertise in various aspects of commercial law. 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 organised 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 an elaborate 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. Employability 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 Intellectual Property 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 Brunel International Intellectual Property Law LLM (available full-time and part-time) is one of the most comprehensive programmes in the UK in the field of intellectual property. [+]

About the Course The Brunel International Intellectual Property Law LLM (available full-time and part-time) is one of the most comprehensive programmes in the UK in the field of intellectual property. The programme provides students with extensive knowledge on the fundamentals of intellectual property, as well as the opportunity to develop specialised skills through a wide range of elective modules, covering both policy and practical technology-related issues. Intellectual property, especially at international level, is a fast-growing area of law largely due to the impact of technology. The widespread use of the Internet and other cross-border communications and commercial technologies has led to a comprehensive and complex legislative framework at international level (WTO, WIPO, EU). With the undisputed relevance of intellectual property in innovation and access to knowledge, the demand for structured study of the area has increased. The LLM in International Intellectual Property Law keeps ahead of the 'curve' in thinking in this area, due to our highly active Intellectual Property research centre, which in addition to providing direction and support to students’ study, regularly hosts seminars and workshops, as well as international conferences. 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) Aims You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of intellectual property law. You will acquire critical and analytical skills in the complex field of intellectual property law. You will be able to produce original research, apply knowledge and demonstrate practical and critical understanding You will gain valuable professional skills required to develop a successful career. You will be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the legislative framework at international level (WTO, WIPO, EU). This Master's course is designed for graduates from anywhere in the world who wish to develop a specialist knowledge on intellectual property law and related areas. Special Features Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University is a well-established area of teaching and research. It is highly rated for the quality of its staff publications, research projects and teaching standard. Lecturers at the International Intellectual Property Law LLM include academics and practitioners with recognised expertise in all areas of intellectual property law. Flexible start times and learning options The course 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 offers smaller 15 credit modules, which provides its students a range of options to tailor study and provide additional flexibility in study arrangements. Research and Research Centres The Law School benefits from active research centres, including the Centre for Intellectual Property, Internet & Media (IPIM) which regularly host research seminars and workshops, as well as international conferences. The Law School is equally particularly proud of its various events that are offered on Intellectual Property, there is a diverse programme which supports the learning of our students and LLM students will be expected to actively participate. At Brunel Law School we believe that an active research community is important in providing postgraduate with the latest thinking in human rights. In the last REF – a peer review process widely seen by institutions and academics as a core element in improving the quality of academic work – 51% of our Law research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading, meaning you’ll be sharing a classroom with some of the best academics in their fields. 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, research workshops, and study visits. All students are expected to play a leading role in participating in these activities. Research skills The Law School offers an elaborate 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. Career Support Students benefit from the University’s award winning Professional Development Centre which offers specialist workshops, interview skills, and one-to-one advice sessions to help prepare graduates for their chosen career. Teaching and Assessment Teaching 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. On average there are 16 hours of teaching per credit module, delivered through a combination of teaching methods. This is a challenging programme that is at the forefront of thinking in International Intellectual Property Law. It is taught by leading academics with a wide range of expertise in internet law, copyright, patents and competition law including: Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite (competition law) Dr Akalemwa Ngenda (international intellectual property) Dr Peter Petkoff (trade marks, patents) Dr Faye Wang (internet law) Please note that lecturers may vary from year to year. Assessment For each module you will be assessed twice, first by way of a written essay and then by way of a "seen" or "pre-release" examination, where the question paper is released a short time before the day of the exam. Each assessment is worth 50% of the overall mark. Careers The International Intellectual Property Law LLM programme is suitable for students who are looking for career opportunities in the specialist area of Intellectual Property as a practioner or advisor at national or international level, as well as for students interested in pursuing an academic career. [-]

LLM International Human Rights 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

International Human Rights Law LLM is a unique programme designed to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law. [+]

Masters of Laws 2017 in Uxbridge United Kingdom. About the Course International Human Rights Law LLM is a unique programme designed to enable students to progress to become human rights practitioners and specialists in this dynamic area of law. Students will critically engage with many of the human rights issues that feature strongly in public debate today, gaining comprehensive understanding of international human rights law and its interconnection with international criminal and comparative criminal law. This course places particular emphasis on the radical transformations that international human rights law has experienced since the beginning of the 21st century, with the genesis of the International Criminal Court, the on-going process of the United Nations reform and the post 9/11 shift to a more securitarian approach to criminal process values, especially regarding the war against terror. The course offers: A detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main regional mechanisms of human rights protection. An overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection. Analysis of contemporary topics and challenges of international human rights protection including: the emergence of the right to development and the so-called third- generation rights human rights advocacy and global governance though NGOs and non-State actors the crystallisation of group rights, minorities and indigenous peoples’ rights the challenges posed to international human rights law by international migration and the enhanced need of protection of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees women’s rights and the rights of the child, including protection against victims of human trafficking the crystallisation of general equality and the development of human rights advocacy for sexual and gay rights. Brunel Law School has an excellent reputation in this field. The International Human Rights Law Review - a peer-reviewed international journal - is edited at Brunel Law School. The School is able to attract a number of leading guest speakers to support further debate and learning’s around the complexity of human rights, and provides students with a wider variety of perspectives particularly in the international context. 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 international human rights law. Publications from Brunel Law Lecturers. Aims You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of international human rights law. You will acquire critical and analytical skills in the complex field of international human rights law. 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 international human rights law. You will gain professional skills required to develop a career in international human rights law. You will gain detailed knowledge of the European system of human rights protection in particular, both at a theoretical and practical level, including the ability to handle cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Special Features Research Centres The Law School benefits from active research centres which regularly host research seminars and workshops. Many of these have been on the topic of international human rights. LLM students will be expected to actively participate in the activities of relevant research centres, in particular the Human Rights Centre. 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 an elaborate 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. Career Support Students benefit from the university's award winning 'Professional Development Centre' which offers specialist workshops, interview skills, and one-to-one advice sessions to help prepare graduates for their chosen career. Teaching Expertise Brunel Law School has an excellent reputation in this field. The International Human Rights Law Review - a peer-reviewed international journal - is edited at Brunel Law School. The school is able to attract a number of leading guest speakers to support further debate and learnings around the complexity of human rights, and provides students with a wider variety of perspectives particularly in the international context. This is a challenging programme that is at the forefront of thinking in International Human Rights Law. It is taught by leading academics with a wide range of expertise in human rights practice, policy, activism and governmental, international and non-governmental organisations. As a result, the programme is research-led, and some of the reading required for the programme is based on books published by our academics. Teaching and Assessment 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 Human Rights programme is suitable for students who are looking for career opportunities in human rights advocacy or in governmental and non-governmental human rights organisations at the national and international level, as well as for students interested in pursuing an academic career. Many choose to move from the LLM to progress as PHD student, and the academic excellence associated with the programme has meant that some LLM dissertations have been published. [-]

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. [-]