Master of Laws in Stirling 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.

Stirling was historically one of the royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland. Now it’s home to The University of Stirling that has between 11 and 12 thousand students, representing over 80 nationalities.

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LLM in International Energy Law and Policy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The International Energy Law and Policy LLM at the University of Stirling has been specifically designed to address such developments. Expert staff have come together to offer an innovative and distinctive multi-disciplinary degree which will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of energy law and policy, as well as of key areas of investment law, environmental policy, energy management and economics. [+]

LLM Degrees 2017 in Stirling United Kingdom. The growing pressure on natural resources has prompted an evaluation of traditional forms of energy, as well as a search for new and renewable energy forms. As intersections with the environment are increasingly visible, energy production, distribution and use have become a priority area for governments, businesses and non-governmental organisations across the world. The International Energy Law and Policy LLM at the University of Stirling has been specifically designed to address such developments. Expert staff have come together to offer an innovative and distinctive multi-disciplinary degree which will provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of energy law and policy, as well as of key areas of investment law, environmental policy, energy management and economics. Our graduates will be well placed to pursue careers in: Law firms Companies Government and regulatory authorities International bodies Non-governmental organisations and charities Pressure groups, including from the environmental sector. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will acquire specialist legal knowledge in the fast-growing Energy Law and Policy sector. You will benefit from a multi-disciplinary curriculum that enables you to explore the intersections between energy, environment, investment and their regulation. You will have significant freedom in tailoring the programme to your individual needs, including through choosing your preferred optional modules. You will be taught by experienced, committed and supportive academic staff on one of the most beautiful university campuses in Europe. You will benefit from our programme’s clear and consistent focus on employability and market needs, including through the option of undertaking a work-based or work-related dissertation project. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with a 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding Scottish Funding Council Masters Scholarships The Scottish Funding Council is funding Home/EU tuition fees for a number of places on this course. Funded places are open to applicants domiciled in Scotland and the EU. The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union students with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Structure and content The multi-disciplinary programme consists of six taught modules which are delivered by staff specialising in Law, Politics, Economics, Management and Environmental Science (see Modules below). Students will take a combination of three modules in each semester and complete a 10,000-word dissertation over the period 1 June to the end of August. Delivery and assessment All modules are delivered by small group learning and teaching which provides an opportunity for interaction with student peers and staff which also supports the development of communication skills through discussion and presentation of key issues. Students are encouraged and expected to undertake independent study and to read widely from a variety of sources. The necessity of independent study culminates in the dissertation written in the summer. This piece of work provides students with the opportunity to produce independent research in their chosen area and showcase the acquired knowledge and skills. Modules are assessed typically by a combination of coursework and examination with the weighting varying dependent on the nature of the material taught. An integrated assessment strategy is adopted. Students must pass all six modules and achieve a passing grade in the dissertation to be awarded the Master's of Law (LLM). Strengths Graduates of the LLM in International Energy Law and Policy will be well placed to pursue careers in the legal firms, the environmental sector, government, regulatory authorities, international bodies, non-governmental organisations, business, pressure groups and charities. Expert staff within Law, Economics, Politics, and Environmental Science have come together to offer an innovative and distinctive multi-disciplinary degree which will provide graduates with developed understanding and knowledge of the key areas of environmental policy and governance. Career opportunities As climate change is increasingly regarded as the challenge of our generation, energy law and policy are amongst the most topical societal issues at the moment. Conscious of these developments, law firms are opening their own specialised Energy Law divisions. Consequently, there is a great demand for employees who have a specialised legal knowledge in energy law and policy. Graduates will significantly enhance their employability within this growing field. Other employment destinations include posts in corporate strategy and corporate management; governmental branches and public sector organisations; international organisations; specialised legal practice (for those already qualified as legal practitioners), journalism, third sector (voluntary) organisations, and NGOs. Skills you can develop through this course Excellent writing and analytical skills and communication skills Time management skills Knowledge, understanding and skills at Master's level appropriate to careers in law offices, government, international organisations, NGOs and business In-depth insights into relevant legal, political and economic issues related to energy law at national, regional and international levels An understanding of the dynamics of the past and current energy law and policy-making and governance and likely future developments in the area; The academic foundation for progression to PhD-level study Chances to expand your horizons With: opportunities to complete an industry-led collaborative research dissertation six modules over two semesters and one dissertation on a specific topic in energy law and policy (12-month course) visits to different electricity generation plants guest lectures from leading energy law and policy experts and other international experts an international student population an interdisciplinary learning approach Industry connections There are a number of international and national energy companies and top law firms that interact with our course. Many students take the opportunity to complete internships, work placements and collaborative research work with energy companies and law firms. Students develop their CV and interview skills in applying to work for these companies and gain valuable experience in collaborative projects. The LLM in International Energy Law & Policy is part of the highly successful Making-the-Most-of-Masters (www.mastersprojects.ac.uk…) programme where students have the opportunity to undertake a work-based or work related dissertation with energy companies and law firms. [-]

LLM/MSc in Environmental Policy and Governance

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The LLM/MSc in Environmental Policy & Governance is a one-year course which combines the study of different fields with an interdisciplinary perspective offering a greater understanding of local, national and international environmental policies and governance. [+]

The LLM/MSc in Environmental Policy & Governance is a one-year course which combines the study of different fields with an interdisciplinary perspective offering a greater understanding of local, national and international environmental policies and governance. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will have the opportunity to focus on the identification of effective environmental policy and governance solutions. You will be studying at the University of Stirling, an institution ranked number one in Scotland and eighth in the UK in The Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s best 100 universities under 50 years old. You will benefit from the knowledge and guidance of our expert Environmental Policy and Governance lecturers and practitioners. You will acquire a unique insight from this programme’s interdisciplinary learning approach. You will have access to a wide range of funding possibilities and scholarships. Course objectives This course will: introduce students to the topic of environmental policy and governance, and to develop students' understanding and awareness of contemporary issues in the area provide a rigorous and intellectually challenging training at an advanced level in environmental issues as preparation for, or as an enhancement to, a career in this area. develop independent critical thought, research and writing skills to Master's level What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Structure and content The course is multi-disciplinary and consists of eight taught modules which are delivered by staff in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Management and Natural Sciences. A combination of specialist modules is taken in both Semesters and students will also complete a 10,000-word dissertation over the period 1 June to the middle of August. Research The academics involved in teaching the degree are renowned for international and world leading research in their subject areas. Their work is well represented in national and international journals, at academic conferences around the world and in the media. Delivery and assessment All modules are delivered by small group learning and teaching which aims to provide opportunity for interaction with staff and to develop communication skills through discussion and presentation of key issues. Students are encouraged and expected to undertake independent study and to read widely from a variety of sources. The necessity of independent study culminates in the dissertation written in the summer. This piece of work provides students with opportunity to produce independent research in their chosen area. Modules are assessed typically by a combination of coursework and examination with the weighting varying dependent on the nature of the material taught. An integrated assessment strategy is adopted. Students must pass all eight modules and achieve a pass grade in the dissertation to be awarded the Master of Law (LLM) or MSc. Modes of study For the modules on this course, students are required to attend weekly two-hour seminars for which reading will be circulated in advance. Active participation will be encouraged in class and students may be required to prepare a short presentation which is not assessed on a topic of their choice within the individual modules. Assessment will be in the form of essays and/or exams. Strengths The University of Stirling was founded on the site of the historic Airthrey Estate by Royal Charter in 1967; the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. Nestling beneath the Ochil Hills, our campus covers 330 acres and has a beautiful loch and 18th-century Airthrey Castle at its heart. We retain our pioneering spirit and passion for innovation and excellence in all we do. We aim to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Staff are highly motivated and are experts in their field of research. There is a particular emphasis on inter-disciplinary research drawing on the strengths across the campus. Career opportunities The specialist knowledge acquired in this rapidly growing sector will be invaluable in enhancing employability. This postgraduate degree also provides an excellent starting point for careers in international organisations, local and national government bodies, NGOs, 'green' businesses as well as in the field of further academic research. Employability One of the main focuses of this new course is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to compete effectively for employment opportunities in the ever-growing environmental sector. As the course is multi-disciplinary, it addresses the economic, scientific, political and legal challenges facing society and the environment and provides graduates with broad-based yet specialised knowledge and understanding. Accordingly, graduates will be equipped with a distinctive and integrated appreciation of the relevant issues which will significantly enhance their employability. In addition to that, there are different workshop and talks offered by the University to postgraduate students in order to develop new skills and improve job prospects. Through this course students will: Acquire a better understanding of key environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective Develop skills to analyse and evaluate environmental policies and solve legal problems Be able to conduct multi-disciplinary research in environmental studies topics Demonstrate the ability to present effective and structured arguments in writing and oral presentations Develop the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize work and complete assignments accurately either independently or as part of a team Industry connections Graduates of the LLM/MSc in Environmental Policy & Governance will be well placed to pursue jobs offered in the sector, including local and national government, regulatory authorities, international bodies, non-governmental organisations, private sector businesses, pressure groups and charities. It is expected that representatives from environmental NGOs and international organisations focusing on environmental issues will deliver presentations to the students. The course will be included in the "Making the Most of Masters", a platform which provides students with the opportunity to work on specific projects with different organisations (www.mastersprojects.ac.uk). This course prepares our graduates for different career options. If you are interested in continuing in education you may apply for a doctoral programme. If you are focused on practice, you will be well placed to pursue a career in law firms, government sector, environmental advocacy, companies, environmental consulting and international organisations. [-]