Master of Laws in Scotland United Kingdom

Top LLM Programs in Scotland United Kingdom 2017

LLM

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.

Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.

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LL.M. in Law

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 2 years

Taught in the heart of Europe, this programme is designed to prepare students for an international legal career through a unique combination of knowledge transfer, interdisciplinary research and practice in legal clinics, across the traditional boundaries of legal education in public and private law or global, European and domestic law. [+]

Law Degrees 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. Our students participate in a pioneering problem-oriented programme that defies traditional boundaries within the legal discipline. As a student you’ll explore a law in context approach in course modules on multi-level governance, on sustainable development and human rights, on business and on private autonomy. You’ll have to think critically on the contemporary relevance of law to global societal challenges. This LL.M. in Law offers you the opportunity to meet with faculty members up close and become part of a community that acquires knowledge through intercultural dialogue. The programme aims to develop your research skills through skills training and through exchanges with our (first class) module-supporting research groups. You’ll be encouraged to write a thesis that can be published in an international journal. Our students enjoy the legal clinic that provides unique opportunities to work on projects together with practitioners. You will be able to make use of the opportunities that studying at the heart of Europe offers to link up with European and international organizations. The programme offers you to take one semester abroad at one of the excellent universities across the globe UAntwerp has a partnerships with. [-]

LLM/PgDip/PgCert Global Environmental Law and Governance

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

Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. [+]

Why this course? Understanding the development and functioning of environmental law across different levels of environmental governance is an important issue of our time. This requires moving beyond the traditional approach to teaching international, regional, EU and national environmental law in isolation from one other. There's also a growing need to understand the relevance for environmental governance of the legal practices of indigenous peoples and local communities, business entities, local administrations, and transnational environmental practitioners. The programme aims to help students critically appraise and creatively contribute to environmental regulation and governance at the international, transnational, national and local levels. Studying this course, you'll be equipped with a wide range of expertise in environmental law, in areas like: biodiversity land food and agriculture climate change and energy corporate accountability environmental justice water and oceans human rights sustainable development You'll focus on the global dynamics of environmental law. In particular, you'll look at the mutual influences and interactions among different regulatory levels. The programme draws both on cutting-edge academic research on global environmental law, and on first-hand professional experience in environmental law and governance at different levels. Employability Your ability to gain international employment is at the heart of this course. It'll equip you with the skills and expertise you need to pursue a career in: international organisations national governments involved in international, EU and/or transnational law matters non-government organisations that operate at a regional, sub-national, national or international level private companies concerned with international, EU and/or transnational environmental law Work experience We have a successful track record of helping LLM students obtain competitive international internships with United Nations organisations. These are optional, and their duration and conditions vary depending on the host organisation. They usually start towards the end of the course. Our programme directors are currently concluding formal agreements with selected international organisations to secure a number of internships for LLM students each year. Career advice Our course directors will provide advice on international careers. They can give you some insider tips on how to apply for jobs with, for example, the United Nations and will be available to review job applications. Network with other professionals LLM students will become part of a closed alumni group on LinkedIn. This will give you the opportunity to network with other professionals in environmental law and governance. It'll also ensure you're updated on selected job opportunities. Global Practitioners among teaching staff This course is taught by one of the most wide-ranging groups of environmental law experts in the UK. Our staff have expertise in: biodiversity climate change forests oceans and fisheries land water human rights and the environment environmental justice corporate accountability and more They'll not only draw from their own cutting-edge academic research, but also their involvement in multilateral environmental negotiations, consultancies for the United Nations and regional organisations, legal advice to developing countries on reforms of natural resource laws, and collaborations with non-government organisations and indigenous and local communities’ organisations. Some of your classes will also include input from many of our external experts and practitioners. This includes those from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) the European Commission Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) aims to identify and shape emerging areas of legal research in environmental governance. Our students are an integral part of the centre, together with academic staff, PhD students and visiting scholars. You'll have the chance to take part in the research and consultancy work carried out by the centre. You can put your new skills and knowledge into practice, strengthening your CV. The BENELEX project The BeneLex project aims to investigate the conceptual and practical dimensions of benefit-sharing. You'll be involved in ongoing research on fair and equitable benefit-sharing, in the areas of: international biodiversity climate land oceans human rights law Events You'll take part in SCELG events, and will be responsible for organising the annual Festival of Environmental Law and Governance. There, you'll present your LLM dissertation project, and network with other students and a wide range of experts already working in the area. Residential sessions Climate Change Law & Policy (LLM) is taught via distance learning with the exception of two residential weeks. Students on the course come to Scotland and stay for one week per semester to attend masterclasses and workshops with their peers. You'll be given the opportunity to take part in these residential sessions for learning and networking purposes. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series and houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information which you can access from home. This includes all major legal databases. Student competitions You'll be invited to take part in a selection process to participate in the Climate & Sustainability Project (CASP). It's an annual student-run project that explores a particular area of law and policy related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project culminates every year in an interactive workshop led by students and contributed to by a range of sustainable development experts. Entry requirements Normally a first class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in law or environment-related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, upon approval by the course director, if the applicant has accrued substantial professional experience in the area of environmental law, policy and/or management. 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. If you're a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check the most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English language requirements before making your application. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year (2016/17) unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU LLM: £4,800 PgDip: £4,000 PgCert: £2,000 Rest of UK LLM: £4,800 PgDip: £4,000 PgCert: £2,000 International LLM: £13,500 PgDip: £9,000 [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. [+]

Law Degrees 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. LLM International Commercial Law Key facts Study mode and duration: LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time PgCert: 8 months part-time Start date: September 2017 Field dissertation: opportunity to undertake a field dissertation overseas Why this course? The aim of the new LLM International Commercial Law is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. You'll also explore its interaction with other systems and fields of law. One of the key aims of this programme is to provide you with the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law. As a student on the LLM International Commercial Law you'll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and have a large degree of flexibility to tailor your degree to your intended career path. What you’ll study This programme is available full-time and part-time, with three potential exit points. You can choose to study for a: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Masters degree (LLM) Core classes The Law of the World Trade Organisation International Business Law Legal Research (compulsory for PgDip and LLM) Elective classes In addition to the core classes, you'll have the opportunity to pursue elective classes from other Masters programmes in Law. Choices may include: Business & Human Rights Labour Law in the Global Economy Intellectual Property Law E-Commerce International Investment Law International Banking Law Financial Regulation & Compliance Comparative Company Law & Regulation Comparative Law of Obligations Cybercrime Competition Law of the UK and EU Please note that the elective classes on offer may change from year to year. You could also consider taking one of the following classes, if it's relevant to your future career path: International Environmental Law International Human Rights Law European Human Rights Law Global Health Rights and Development Climate Change & International Law Students on the LLM degree also require to undertake a dissertation over the summer. Field dissertation A unique aspect of this degree is the opportunity for a select number of students to undertake a field dissertation overseas within a non-governmental organisation that has an international focus. This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis. If successful, your placement will last for up to 12 weeks between July and September. Work completed for the placement will focus on a specific area of law and will form the subject of your dissertation. Previous students have undertaken placements in a wide range countries including Sri Lanka, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique, Cambodia, India and Kenya though our current focus is on providing placements in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. Examples of projects which our students have previously undertaken include: assessing the extent to which Indian environmental and energy laws promote the development of micro-renewables an analysis of whether Tanzanian land law discriminates against women and what reforms would be needed to address the discrimination an exploration of the low take-up of Clean Development Mechanism [CDM] in Sub-Saharan Africa and how the situation could be improved an assessment of environmental justice in Nigeria and South Africa market access barriers in respect of honey produced in Mozambique a comparative analysis of shea production in Ghana and Uganda The project/field work is organised and supported by Challenges Worldwide. Challenges Worldwide is an innovative, award-winning, social enterprise working in international development. The University of Strathclyde provides comprehensive travel and health insurance for all participants in the field dissertation. We also pay for the costs of your placement. You're responsible for the costs of flights, visas, and accommodation and living expenses while overseas. Such costs have tended to be in the region of £1,500 to £2,500 per student. The Strathclyde Law School The Strathclyde Law School is well known for its academic research in commercial law and has a large number of experts working in the area of commercial law, broadly defined. This includes: Professor Lilian Edwards Dr Lorna Gillies Professor Barry Rodger Dr Stephanie Switzer Mr Michael Randall Mr Abhilash Nair Dr Honor McAdam Dr Francesco Sindico Professor Bryan Clark Given the large number of staff working in this area, you'll have the opportunity to attend seminars, guest lectures and other events relevant to your study throughout your LLM studies. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases. The Law School is also home to Scotland’s first Law Clinic. It provides a ‘real life’ learning experience for students and an invaluable service to members of the public who do not qualify for legal aid, and cannot otherwise afford legal advice. Student competitions Students will be invited to take part in a selection process to participate in the Climate & Sustainability Project (CASP). This is open also to students on the LLM Global Environmental Law & International Law and the LLM International Law & Sustainable Development. CASP is an annual student-run project that explores a particular area of law and policy related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project culminates every year in an interactive workshop led by students and contributed to by a range of sustainable development experts. Entry requirements Normally a first class or second-class honours degree in a related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where your work experience is relevant to the course. 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. If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2017/18 LLM/PgDip - £6,500 PgCert - £3,250 Rest of UK 2017/18 LLM/PgDip - £6,500 PgCert - £3,250 International 2017/18 LLM/PgDip - £13,500 How can I fund my course? There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Opportunities include: John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships International Scholarships (instructional) University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award offers international students a merit-based scholarship of up to £3,000 for entry onto a full-time Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. Check our Scholarship Search for more help with fees and funding. Scottish students Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland. English students Students ordinarily resident in England may be eligible to apply for a loan of up to £10,000 to cover their tuition fees and living costs. Please note The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers The LLM in International Commercial has been designed to provide you with the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law, broadly defined. Students on the LLM in International Commercial Law have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and have a large degree of flexibility to tailor their degree to their intended career path. We also work closely our award winning Careers Service so as to advise students of relevant training, internship and job opportunities. Positions which previous graduates of similar postgraduate programmes offered by Strathclyde Law School have gone on to take include: Associate, Law Firm* Company Director HR Consultant Trainee, Legal Services, Council of the European Union Researcher, World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trainee Chartered Accountant Legal Advisor, Law Centre Executive Assistant Intern, European Patent Office, UNCITRAL, WTO PhD Researcher University Lecturer *Please note that while this degree fosters strong employability skills, it does not in itself qualify students to enter the legal profession. [-]

Master of Laws - Competition & Regulation (LL.M.)

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time 3 semesters

The professional Master’s program Competition & Regulation LL.M. is located in two growing and major legal fields, regulation and competition law. Students also learn about the economic aspects of the legal fields which are becoming increasingly significant after the introduction of the “more economic approach” in legal theory. [+]

The professional Master’s program Competition & Regulation LL.M. is located in two growing and major legal fields, regulation and competition law. Students also learn about the economic aspects of the legal fields which are becoming increasingly significant after the introduction of the “more economic approach” in legal theory. The new continuing-education Master's program resulting in an LL.M. in Competition & Regulation is intended for jurists, lawyer trainees, assessors and attorneys interested in further qualifications in the areas of competition and regulation law. Those successfully completing the Master's program have an opportunity to continue on to the doctoral degree. A pioneering qualification in the law of competition The goal of the program is to acquire substantive skills through exposure to the contents of the law of competition and regulation in harmony with the economic aspects involved in these fields. As a graduate with an LL.M. in Competition and Regulation, you have in-depth knowledge in the law of competition and regulation you have a basic command of the function of markets you have the ability to analyze the opportunities and limits of state interventions in markets, and you are ideally prepared for the application of economic questions within the framework of the law of competition and regulation. NEW STUDY FORMAT The study program Competition & Regulation LL.M. will be modified starting in the winter semester 2016/2017. The number of classroom sessions will be reduced and there will be only 3 intensive study phases of 5-8 days. These will take place in October, April and by the end of June. The content of the study program does not change at all. There will still be a number of practitioners as part of the program. These will be included using webinars. Consequently, you can study from you home computer and your studies will be even more compatible with your professional duties and your private life. [-]

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. [+]

Law Degrees 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. 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. [-]

LLM International Law and Sustainable Development

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course will give you a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development. [+]

Why this course? In a world facing unique economic, environmental and social challenges of a scale not seen before, promoting sustainable development has become a pressing priority. The course will give you a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development. This programme is designed specifically for graduates who want to work in the international development sector in management, planning or policy-related areas. The course has a flexible structure. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and tailor your degree to your chosen career path. You can select elective classes from other Masters Programmes in Law as well as related programmes across the University. It is not necessary that you hold a law degree before embarking on this course of study however law content in your previous course may be useful. You’ll study This programme is available full-time and part-time with three potential exit points. You can choose to study for a: Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Master’s degree (LLM) Core classes Research Methods (compulsory for LLM) The World Trading System: Law & Policy International Environmental Law Elective classes Choices may include: Comparative Law of Obligations Business & Human Rights Comparative Company Law & Regulation Competition Law & Policy in the EU Legal Process & the Law of Contract & Other Obligations (for non-lawyers) UK & EU Environmental Law Intellectual Property Global Water Policy International Trade Theory, Policy and Institutions Fundamentals of Environmental Forensics Energy Resources and Policy Please note that the classes offered may change from year to year. A limited number of students will be given the opportunity to choose elective classes from the optional modules offered in the LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy. This allows those students to combines sustainable development law and policy with climate change. The programme is delivered off campus on an intensive three-day basis in January. For further information, please contact the Law School. Field dissertation A unique aspect of this programme is the opportunity for you to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus. It can be either in the UK, or more likely, overseas. This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis. It lasts for up to 12 weeks between July and September. Work completed for the placement will focus on a specific area of law and will form the subject of your dissertation. Previous students have undertaken placements in countries including Sri Lanka, Tanzania, South Africa, India and Kenya. Examples of projects which our students have undertaken include: assessing the extent to which Indian environmental and energy laws promote the development of micro-renewables an analysis of whether Tanzanian land law discriminates against women and what reforms would be needed to address the discrimination an exploration of the low take-up of Clean Development Mechanism [CDM] in Sub-Saharan Africa and how the situation could be improved an assessment of environmental justice in Nigeria and South Africa The project/field work is organised and supported by Challenges Worldwide. Challenges Worldwide is an innovative, award-winning, social enterprise working in international development. The University of Strathclyde provides comprehensive travel and health insurance for all participants in the Field Dissertation. We also pay for the costs of your placement. Students are responsible for the costs of flights, visas, and accommodation and living expenses while overseas. Such costs have tended to be in the region of £1,500 to £2,500 per student. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You will have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases. The Law School is home to Scotland’s first Law Clinic. It provides a ‘real life’ learning experience for students and an invaluable service to members of the public who do not qualify for legal aid, and cannot otherwise afford legal advice. Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance You're encouraged to engage with the activities of the centre. These include guest lectures and international conferences. The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance is a centre of excellence in environmental law and governance and boasts a vibrant research community. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the organisation of the annual postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance. This has a session devoted to the presentations of highly qualified LLM students. Entry requirements Normally a first class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent, in a related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where your work experience is relevant to the course. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 LLM/PgDip - £6,300 PgCert - £3,150 Rest of UK 2016/17 LLM/PgDip - £6,300 PgCert - £3,150 International 2016/17 LLM/PgDip - £13,000 [-]

LLM Criminal Justice and Penal Change

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'. [+]

Law Degrees 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely known as 'the penal crisis'. Blending a rigorous understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real world problems you’ll analyse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the course will enable you to develop a rational and just response to crime. The LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice & Penal Change is unique in both its approach and its flexibility. Key features our focus is on pressing contemporary national and international issues of policy and practice you can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc study full-time or part-time learn from a world class teaching team students are from a range of nationalities and disciplinary backgrounds you'll benefit from the work of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice Who is the course suitable for? practitioners working in a wide range of law, justice and welfare areas professionals developing justice policy members of the third /voluntary sector recent graduates in law, social sciences and humanities Flexible study options You can choose to graduate with either an LLM or MSc or complete the course early with a PGDip/Cert. You'll have the option of studying full or part-time and attending classes in the early evening. Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (CLCJ) You’ll benefit from the work of the CLCJ, which brings together expertise in the study of law, crime, criminal justice as well as interdisciplinary areas between law, sociology, social work, psychology and computer and information science. As well as providing distinctive postgraduate courses and research opportunities, it conducts internationally leading research and helps to shape public policy, discourse and practice. Teaching staff You'll be taught by some of the world’s foremost experts not only in academic research but also from the fields of policy and practice. The course is run by Strathclyde Law School’s Centre for Law, Crime and Justice. It brings together world leading research expertise with some of the most accomplished practitioners and policy officials. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, one of the social sciences, business or humanities Entry may be possible with other qualifications and/or experience Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. LLM/MSc/PGDip Criminal Justice & Penal Change Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £5,700 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £5,700 International 2015/16 - £11,000 PgCert Criminal Justice & Penal Change Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £2,850 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £2,850 International 2015/16 - £5,500 How can I fund my course? Scholarships Several scholarship are available to Scottish, UK, EU and international students. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria and deadlines so you're encouraged to apply early. To find out what scholarships you may be eligible for please go to our scholarship search. Careers Students on the Strathclyde Masters (LLM or MSc) in Criminal Justice and Penal Change come from a range of backgrounds. Some are recent graduates in law, humanities and the social sciences from around the world. Many are current practitioners, policy-makers in different fields of criminal justice. They find the course of invaluable assistance in gaining a step up the career ladder. Where are they now? Occupations which criminal justice students may (and do) take up include: Advocacy Central Government Criminal Justice Research Manager Council of Europe Analyst Criminal Barrister Defence law European Union Policy Analyst Forensic Services Judiciary Local Government Criminal Justice Policy Manager Lecturer in Criminal Justice Parliamentary Advisors on Criminal Justice Prosecution Service Prison Management Prison Psychologist Prison-based Social Work Victim Support [-]

LLM/ MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 days September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. [+]

Why this course? This postgraduate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, now in its fifth year, provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area. Still the only course of its kind in the UK, the programme is rigorous and multi-disciplinary, exposing you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK. The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. In response to popular demand, from 2014/15 you can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Students whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include: lawyers human resource professionals recent graduates of all disciplines managers teachers social workers coaches, as well as experienced mediators seeking a more academic grounding for their work The course combines theoretical and practical elements. It's recently been accredited by the Scottish Mediation Network. You’ll enhance your confidence in dealing with interpersonal and organisational conflict while developing your communication and problem-solving skills. You can also gain practical experience through our Mediation Clinic. Successful completion of the course will provide you with: specialised knowledge and practical mediation and negotiation skills potential career advancement a further academic qualification as tangible evidence of expertise a rigorous, multi-disciplinary perspective on conflict opportunities for further research You’ll study The course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis via a combination of evening and weekend classes, distance learning and personal study. On a full-time basis, the LLM/MSc requires you to complete three modules in each of two semesters followed by a dissertation in a chosen research topic. Part-time students would normally undertake three modules per year. As well as a rigorous theoretical grounding in the principles of mediation and conflict resolution, the course provides opportunities for you to acquire the skills of a mediator through simulations and case studies. Mediation clinic A unique aspect of studying for this qualification is that, as a student on the course, you can become a member of the Mediation Clinic. This is a student-led mediation service for the Greater Glasgow area. The clinic exists to help people resolve disputes without going to court or tribunal. Since February 2014, it's been providing an in-court mediation service for small claims party litigants at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Each mediation is conducted by a lead mediator and student mediator. Find out more about the mediation clinic. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You’ll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases. Course awards Graduates at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level all fulfil the training requirements for the Scottish Mediation Register. Entry requirements A pass degree and/or relevant professional experience. English language requirements If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course. Please note that English language tests are valid for two years. Our programmes generally require IELTS 6.5. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £6,500 2015/16 - PGCert full-time £3,250 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PGCert part-time £3,250 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £6,500 2015/16 - PGCert full-time £3,250 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PGCert part-time £3,250 International 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £11,000 2015/16 - PGCert full-time £5,500 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PGCert part-time £5,500 How can I fund my course? There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Opportunities include: John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships International Scholarships (instructional) University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships For more general information please look at our scholarship search. The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Many students take their qualification into their existing professions, for example law, human resources, construction, education, management, social work and trade unions. A number of large law firms now have dispute resolution departments. Legal practitioners find the qualification a useful addition to their CV. HR managers who have taken the course report regular use of their mediation skills. Managers and social workers say they use them daily. Former students are now working in community, homelessness and family mediation. Others have integrated mediation into their business offering. [-]

LLM Human Rights Law

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels. [+]

Law Degrees 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. Why this course? This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels. The programme is intended to provide invaluable training and insights for those who have either a professional or academic interest in an evolving human rights culture. There are three potential exit points from the course, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters. Assuming satisfactory performance, it's possible to change between these exit points. For example, a student who initially registers for the certificate may opt to continue studying to the Diploma or Masters qualification. Likewise, a student originally registered for the Masters can transfer to the certificate or Diploma. You’ll study The Human Rights Law programme may be completed over two years (part-time), or over one year (full-time). The LLM is awarded on successful completion of six modules and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Successful completion of six modules will qualify you for the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). A Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is awarded on completion of three modules. Dissertation The dissertation is written over the summer and submitted on the last day of the academic year. Field dissertation A recent innovative feature of this programme is the opportunity for you to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus. It can be either in the UK, or more likely, overseas. This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis and typically lasts for up to 12 weeks. It's delivered through our partnership with Challenges Worldwide, an organisation with extensive international experience in volunteer work placements. Work completed for the placement will focus on a specific area of law relevant to, or actually form the subject of your dissertation. LLM students on the programme have travelled to countries such as India, Guatemala and Uganda to undertake projects in areas including right to water, law reform, developing sexual harassment policy and freedom of assembly. Facilities Our library has a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. You'll have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases. Student competition There is an annual LLM Human Rights Dissertation Prize sponsored by Taylor and Kelly (a leading human rights law firm in Scotland). Entry requirements An Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where the applicant’s work experience is relevant to the course. International students If English is not your first language you’ll be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency before you can begin the course. The LLM in Human Rights entry requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with no category below 6). Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding Scotland/EU 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £5,700 2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £2,850 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850 Rest of UK 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip: £5,700 2015/16 - PGCert: £2,850 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £2,850 International 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip full-time: £11,000 2015/16 - PGCert full-time: £5,500 2015/16 - LLM/PGDip/PGCert part-time: £5,500 How can I fund my course? There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for thus course. Opportunities include: John Fitzsimmons Memorial scholarships Lord Hope Postgraduate scholarships International Scholarships (instructional) University of Strathclyde Progression Scholarships For more general information please look at our scholarship search The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Careers Our graduates can, and have progressed to research studies like MPhil and PhD in Human Rights Law leading to an academic career. Students may also go on to work with international non-governmental organisations in the area of human rights advocacy, practice and promotion like Amnesty International. Qualification from the course is also relevant to careers in international human rights organisations, like UN agencies for example. Where are they now? Many of our graduates are in work or further study.* Job titles include: Contracts Manager Judicial Assistant Procurator Fiscal Depute Research & Policy Officer Solicitor Employers include: Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability Scottish Prison Service Supreme Court The Scottish Government *Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12). [-]

Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The program primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights. As the program is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the program, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg. You will learn from practitioners from Amnesty International, Transparency International and other organisations about practical skills needed to establish and protect human rights. In addition to that, you will learn about mechanisms of human rights defence and implementing good governance principles by renown scholars and professionals working for the International Criminal Court, the European Union, Yale University or the University of Cambridge. [-]

Master Public Economics, Law & Politics

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time 2 years

The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected. [+]

Law Degrees 2017 in Scotland United Kingdom. The effectiveness and legitimacy of modern states is largely determined by the complex interaction of politics, law, and business and economics. Lately, in particular, these interactions have been affected by dynamic transformation processes resulting from globalization and internationalization trends. This has led to the formation of modified statehood forms and new patterns of relationships between state, society and the economy. The Master's degree in Political Science – Public Economics, Law and Politics applies a theoretical and methodological, as well as problem-oriented and integrated, political analysis of these dynamic interactions. CONTENT AND RATIONALE Studies in political science at Leuphana Graduate School combine disciplines, which traditionally deal with the relationship of state, society, and business and economics. Questions, issues and approaches to solutions resulting from these intricately interwoven relationships are analyzed and treated from the joined perspectives of political science, economics and law. The focus is placed on the causes, background, as well as social and economic effects and consequences, of government action. Thus, the course aims at achieving a comprehensive reflection on the relationship between politics, law and economics by applying the tools provided by political science as a discipline, reinforced by interdisciplinary observations. This course of study is part of the scholarship program Public Policy and Good Governance of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Every year, DAAD selects around ten scholarship holders from Central and South American, African and Asian countries to come and study at Leuphana Graduate School. They enhance the experience of studying on this program by lending it an international perspective. [-]

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 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. [+]

Law Degrees 2017 in Scotland 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. [-]

Master in Property Law

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The Centre orgainises a biennial property law conference in Aberdeen. The first was held in 2004, and the second in 2006. The third conference was in 2008. [+]

Master in Property Law

Research Degrees: PhD, MPhil

Background

The Centre orgainises a biennial property law conference in Aberdeen. The first was held in 2004, and the second in 2006. The third conference was in 2008.

The Centre’s primary area of work is the property law of Scotland. The major areas of land law, corporeal moveable property, commercial property and intellectual property are all represented. A second area of expertise and research is the property law of South Africa, both in its own right and as a source potentially relevant to the development of Scots law. Included within the Centre's work also is the law of Succession and Trusts.... [-]