Improve your career prospects by gaining a Masters in Food Law while remaining in full-time employment

Course Overview

This unique programme in Food Law will enable you to:

  • Analyse, interpret and apply the laws regulating food.
  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time.
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with the study.
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary.
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career.
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes.
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the ‘accelerated route’ and complete the LLM in 15 months.

Course Structure

The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 13th-15th September 2019, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2019 through to the end of December 2019 and is assessed by written coursework.

From January to December 2020, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).

In the second year, January to December 2021, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue within the context of food law.

Module Choices

Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below.

Core Module

  • Food Law in the UK and EU

Optional Modules

  • Food Consumer Protection Law
  • Food Marketing Law
  • Food Safety Law
  • Food Sources Protection Law
  • Negotiated Study Module

And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting modules from other LLM programmes as well.

Flexible Study Options

The Food Law course forms part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School and for added flexibility, in addition to the Food Law modules available, students may choose to study modules from the other LLM pathways:

  • Sports Law
  • Business Law/International Business Law
  • Environmental Law and Practice
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • International Human Rights Law

Available modules from other courses include:

Aspects of Discrimination in Business; Consumer Law; Intellectual Property Law; Event Management; Public Procurement Law and Practice; Expert Evidence and International Law; Health and Safety Law; Planning Law; Environmental Crime and Environmental Assessments.

To gain an award in Food Law, the Core Module plus one full 30 credit module from the Food Law modules must be studied, and the dissertation must also fall within the scope of Food Law. Thereafter there is freedom of choice across all pathways.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 3, 2019
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