The University of Wolverhampton

LLM(Law)

Why choose this course?

The programme allows you to design a bespoke qualification equipping you with specialist knowledge and encouraging critical analysis of key themes across a varied range of specialist legal areas.

The course will encourage you to challenge current intellectual thinking and each module is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills directly relevant to your chosen field.

The stimulating programme content is underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research. It gives the learner the opportunity to critically analyse and understand complexities that can arise in these areas as well as challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives.

The dynamics of the course place emphasis on the significance of engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. It will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations in the further specialist study of law.

Read more about Law at the University of Wolverhampton.

What happens on the course?

In addition to completion of a specialist advanced research methods module, modules on this award include selections from our LLM International Corporate and Financial Law and LLM International Commercial and Financial Law (Oil and Gas) programmes. Undertaking the LLM (Law) expands the potential range of subjects for the dissertation element of the degree to include a broad choice of legal topics.

Why Wolverhampton?

On embarking upon the LLM you will join a thriving postgraduate student body.

We have experienced academic staff with internationally recognised research and publications, also specialist in a variety of areas of the law; and we have excellent research facilities both for the academic and practitioner lawyers that can be accessed online.

We have a strong framework to support our students throughout the duration of study with us including providing you with a personal tutor, academic guidance and support and postgraduate study skills to enhance your learning experience.

Career path

  • The LLM course is designed for those seeking career development by gaining a deeper understanding of specialised areas of the law
  • Upon completion of the course, you could also consider further study at MPhil/PhD level
  • The LLM modules may be suitable for practitioners looking to obtain Continuing Professional Development points

What skills will you gain?

Upon completion of the course graduates will possess highly valued academic and research skills in addition to a range of transferable skills designed to enhance employability in this field.

Entry requirements

  • Normally, you should have a good Honours degree or equivalent – substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status
  • We look for graduates with an appropriate Honours degree in law or a non-law degree that has a substantial amount of law content
  • We will consider those with a third class degree if they hold a professional qualification such as the LPC
  • Other qualifications or experience which demonstrate appropriate legal or related knowledge equivalent to degree standard will also be considered
  • You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £5,900 £12,200
Part time £2,950

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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