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LLM in Law and Governance

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  • Objectives
    This new and topical postgraduate taught course focuses on some of the most challenging issues facing policy communities at every level of governance in the world today. There will be an opportunity to specialise in one of three areas of governance: Sustainable Development Globalisation and Economic Competition Devolution This topical LLM has been designed to meet a growing need for postgraduates who can navigate complex issues associated with EU, global, national and regional governance. There will be a special focus on teaching the analytical skills required to work across policy areas. In addition it will adopt a strong international focus with teaching input by leading academics and practitioners. Global in application, the course provides students with the necessary skill base to pursue or build upon careers in business, NGOs and regulatory authorities. Students will also be equipped for legal careers at the national and international level. The interdisciplinary nature of the course, coupled with interaction with the research clusters on governance, regulation, environmental justice, and human rights at Queen’s, provides students with relevant expertise.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Applicants must have a degree in law (normally 2:1 or above, or equivalent) or a closely related academic subject (eg politics, economics, sociology). Exemption from these requirements may be permitted for those with a professional qualification to practise law or significant relevant experience. As part of the selection process interviews may be held to ensure suitability. Additional Information for International Students IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 5.75 Paper Based or TOEFL 2.32 Computer Based.
  • Academic Title
    LLM in Law and Governance
  • Course description
    Course Content
    The Programme will address core issues of (multi-level) governance and offer students the opportunity to choose between three areas of specialisation:

    -Governance and Sustainable Development
    -Governance, Globalisation and Economic Competition
    -Governance and Devolution

    Students will have an opportunity to go on a placement linked to a dissertation theme.

    Course work essays, examinations, presentation and dissertation.

    Special Features
    Placement options for those pursuing a specialism in sustainable development

    Opportunities for Careers
    The course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skill base to pursue and further their careers within business, NGOs and the public sector and in national and international legal professions

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