The LLM Law is designed to deepen and broaden students’ knowledge of the law as an academic subject by providing students with a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts; of the social and political context in which legal processes take place; and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law.
Why Study LLM Law?
By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context, the programme will help enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia.
Our School of Law is comprised of scholars from across the world specialising in areas such as human rights, commercial law, international and European law, who are experts in communicating the latest thinking about complex legal questions, combining instruction in core topics with the fruits of their current research.
Students will also benefit from their extensive network of contacts, which enable the School to offer placement opportunities to eligible students with major local and international organisations.
Opportunities to interact and network with distinguished legal practitioners.
Faculty with extensive experience and expertise in legal research, teaching and practice.
Opportunities to participate in international mooting and MUN competitions.
Opportunities to participate in field visits to international organisations.
Gain exposure to legal practice through the Department’s extensive network of partnerships.
You will gain knowledge and understanding through a stimulating combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, professional internships and self-directed studies and use a variety of resources, including audio-visual media, library books and e-learning materials.
Lectures, seminars and presentations are used to communicate core information, develop themes and ideas and seek to encourage student participation through interactive exercises and opportunities for peer and self-assessment. You will also be required to engage in intensive programmes of structured reading and research, and to present your findings orally and in writing.
Skills training, particularly through our Legal Research Skills module, will equip you with the intellectual tools necessary for postgraduate work, including the identification and location of appropriate materials, critical and analytical reading, writing skills and conventions.
Several sessions within each module and a substantial part of the Dissertation are designed to provide guidance on identifying a suitable research question, carrying out research writing a literature review and planning and writing a Dissertation.
Learning and teaching on all modules are informed by a critical approach that encompasses relevant aspects of the ethical, social, professional, historical and cultural contexts within which the law operates. Ethics are specifically embedded in some modules and students are provided with the opportunity to understand the ethical dimensions of their own research and within which the law operates at each level.
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