The LLM in European Law is a one year full-time programme (also available two years part-time) offered to those who wish to enhance their knowledge in the area of European Law and gain a further academic qualification.
This award will address the needs of people seeking postgraduate status in the area of European Law as well as those who wish, for professional reasons, to pursue a specialised education in a field appropriate to their careers and areas of practice.
* Decision Making and Diversity within the EU
* The Constitution, Institutions and Judicial Remedies of the European Union
* Legal Foundations of the Internal Market
* EU Internal Stress and the Challenge of Enlargement
* EU Environmental Law
* European Employment Law
* European Employment Law: Equality Law
* European Antitrust Law
* International Human Rights
* International Trade Law
* Private International Law
* EU Consumer Law
(not all electives will be available in any one year)
The emphasis on the specific articulation of European policy is a distinguishing feature of the certificate stage of the award. The programme includes study of the political objectives and processes underlying European integration, and Europe as a political and economic institution governed by law.
At the postgraduate diploma stage, you may choose from a list of electives covering areas of substantive law such as employment, environment, human rights and consumer law along with areas of international law which may be characterised as European in some way although falling outside the scope of the European treaties.
Mode of study and assessment
Class contact time for the full-time programme is six hours per week. The course commences in mid September each year and finishes at the end of September the following year with the submission of a dissertation. Teaching is delivered in seven-week teaching blocks, with teaching on the certificate level of the programme running from September to January, and the diploma level from February to May.
All the taught units on the certificate and diploma levels of the programme are assessed by means of a written assignment. The Masters level of the programme is assessed by submission of a dissertation.
The programme can be studied on a full-time basis, or on a part-time basis for one half day per week over two years.
Individual units may be studied without reading for either the certificate, diploma or the full award, for one half day per week over seven weeks.