Master of Laws - LLM
The “Master of Laws - LLM” is offered in co-operation with the University of Bolton. With the growing importance of world trade and the global community, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law. The program focuses on the legal framework governing the European and international community, as well as various legal issues surrounding international trade and global markets. Employers now place a high premium on graduates with understanding for international corporate law issues.
The LL.M program has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of graduates in law and non-law graduates, including practitioners, corporate consultants, academics, government officials and advisors to non-governmental organizations involved in or intending careers in corporate, European or international law. Graduates will be equipped with the skills necessary for a variety of careers in the legal and business profession. Students reading the LL.M will be able to customize their program, concentrating on areas such as EU and international law, corporate and financial law, and brand and marketing law. This highly flexible course is suitable for law graduates, non-law graduates and lawyers – anyone who will find an in-depth understanding of specialist areas of the law valuable in their career. Furthermore the program has a flexible delivery structure to accommodate the needs of working professionals and allow them to study in parallel with their professional obligations. In detail the courses are delivered over weekends, two weekends per month, and are scheduled in advance for the entire program duration.
The LL.M program has strategic research themes which will enable the postgraduate student to attain specialist, cutting-edge legal and business knowledge essential in the new global legal and business environment. ‘Developing practical skills, critical thinking and comparative knowledge are also part of gearing up law and non-law graduates for the modern legal and business workplace. Students can rest assured that they will receive excellent support and the very best training at the University.
Students after graduating from the program will have developed the skills and the knowledge to:
- Understand the substantive legal principles in European, international and corporate law
- Understand the substantive legal principles in a chosen area of study offered within the program
- Present findings and conclusions by means of an independent piece of academic research
The program will be taught by UNYP in full-time mode only which will comprise a one-year diet of study. There will be two teaching terms and the third term (including the summer) will be devoted to the student producing a supervised dissertation.
The program has been specifically designed for working professionals, with lectures running over the weekends*. This structure has the least impact on current working commitments. The teaching model is designed to give students more time to reflect on the content of their courses and to engage more effectively in private study. The structure allows for the spread of contact hours over six weekends per course and gives students the opportunity to read material in advance of classes and prepare for more interactive sessions during their weekend contact time.
*UNYP provides light refreshments during the breaks to students on this program
The LL.M program comprises two taught core courses and a wide range of optional courses (electives), as well as a significant research component involving a dissertation.
Core courses are:
- LAW7006 – Dissertation – Core – 40 credits
- LAW7021 – Research Methods – Core – 20 credits
Each student must take 4 courses of the following electives:
- LAW7004 - Corporate Governance - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7010 - EU Public Law - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7011 - Financial and Economic Crime - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7013 - International Business Law - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7017 - Law of International Trade - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7020 - Public International Law - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7023 - Trade Mark Law and Policy - optional - 30 credits
Teaching and Assessment
The program includes a combination of lectures and participatory and problem-solving sessions led by specialist teachers. Students on the program have access to interactive law-learning software and a large number of dedicated electronic law resources.
Graduates of this program have a wide range of career choices open to them. These include practicing European and international law within the student’s home jurisdiction; a career with international institutions, corporations, consulting in the field of European law and corporate law or with a non-governmental organization; University teaching or further research.
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Last updated August 21, 2015