This course will enable you to acquire and develop enhanced knowledge and critical analysis of key themes across a varied range of specialist legal areas. The course programme 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 course content is underpinned in many areas by internationally recognized research.
This course allows you to select, from a range of options, modules so that you can develop enhanced knowledge and understanding in areas of law that are of interest to you. The dynamics of the course places emphasis on the engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. This course will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations by further advanced legal studies.
In addition to completion of a dissertation module, modules on this award include selections from our LLM International Corporate and Financial Law and LLM International Business Law 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. (Please note classes are taught in the day time only for part time study).
September starters, Full-time
7LW007 Dissertation (12 months in length) (60 credits)
7LW002 International Commercial Awareness (20 credits)
7LW064 Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes (20 credits)
7LW067 Company Law (20 credits)
7LW034 Legal Issues in Property (20 credits)
In addition to the core module in Semester 2, students must take 2 option modules as listed below;
7LW009 Financial Services and Financial Crime (20 credits)
7LW010 International Corporate Governance (20 credits)
7LW025 Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)
7LW028 International Corporate Insolvency (20 credits)
Holders of this award may also choose to go on to work in the field of education and / or undertake a further postgraduate research course, such as an MPhil or PhD.
Upon completion of the course, you will have developed enhanced analytical, critical, communication and presentational skills appropriate to postgraduate level study in the context of the core and option modules. You will gain an awareness of contrasting legal perspectives through the study of relevant literature; and will appreciate the roles of both national and international law and its impact and / or application to the English jurisdiction and legal practice.
Whether you pursue a career in law, this degree will provide you with a set of transferable intellectual and practical skills that will aid your career development or enhancement.
This course gives you added value as on successful completion of it you may choose to apply for membership of an internationally recognised professional body, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
The University has ‘recognised course provider’ status by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) through the module - Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes, so that on successful completion of this module and course, you may apply to the CIArb for Associate Membership.
A 2:2 or above honours degree in law, or joint law programmes, such as Business and Law or other joint law subjects.
Non-standard applicants without the above qualifications but have significant experience in the appropriate subject areas may be accepted on the course if it is considered they may be able to cope with the rigours of the programme. Students may be required to attend an interview.
International applicants should refer to the following link: Language entry requirements
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. 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 was introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
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 (//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 (//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.