LLM-Postgraduate Certificate in European Union Law by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    To provide a working knowledge of the European Union's institutional framework including the legislative process and the judicial system; to develop an understanding of the methods adopted by the European Union to achieve the goal of economic and political integration; to provide an introduction to the internal market and the legal framework of economic and monetary union; to develop and refine expertise in selected areas of EU law; to conduct independent research into EU law.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally either a first or second class honours degree in arts, social sciences or law or hold an approved professional qualification, coupled with suitable practical experience.
  • Academic title
    LLM/Postgraduate Certificate in European Union Law
  • Course description
    Year 1 Compulsory Modules

    Module 1: Institutional Structure and Constitutional Governance in the European Union

    Module 2: Economic Governance and the Internal Market

    Year 2 Optional Modules

    Students select FOUR modules from the two pools below:

    Module 3 Options

    Pool 1 - Choose 2 out of 5:

    -Competition law (C)
    -European Family Law (S)
    -Social Policy in the EU (S)
    -Regulation of Banking and Financial Services in the EU (C)
    -EU Public Procurement Law(C)

    Module 4 Options

    Pool 2 Choose 2 out of 5:

    -EU Company law (C)
    -Regulation of Intellectual Property Rights in the EU (C)
    -Consumer law (C, S)
    -EU Social Security law (S)
    -EU Environmental law and Policy (C, S)
    C= Commercial Module S= Social law and policy module

    To obtain a specialist commercial or social law and policy LLM in European Union Law students must take at least three out of four such designated modules. Students who opt to study a mixture of social law and policy, and commercial modules, will be awarded an LLM in European Union Law.

    Dissertation: 12,000 – 15,000 words on an approved topic.

    Teaching and assessment methods
    The programme is taught by distance learning combined with short
    residential courses. All modules are assessed by written coursework. Students are also able to access ongoing study support over the telephone, by e-mail or fax by directing enquiries through the Course Administrator

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