Master European Law

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  • Objectives
    The course is centred on the needs of the modern professional lawyer, working or intending to work in a European environment. Analytical, critical, communication and research skills will be developed to a postgraduate standard. You are encouraged to place European law in its political and economic context by undertaking study of European politics and economics modules in addition to law. A compulsory two-week foundation programme precedes the first semester to provide you with a foundation in common law and EC legal principles, skills of information technology, legal writing, library research and examination techniques.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally a UK or overseas degree in law of at least lower second class or its equivalent. Alternatively, a non-law degree plus a professional legal qualification. Prior certificated learning may be given credit.
  • Academic title
    LLM European Law
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The standard LLM course consists of six taught modules and a compulsory 15,000 word dissertation. You can take options from related, non-law postgraduate courses offered by other departments of the University, or from other modules within the LLM range. Please contact the department for more information.

    All students must also take Legal Research Methods.

    Topics covered by modules include:

    -EC Competition Law
    -EC Constitutional and Institutional Law
    -EC Free Movement of Persons Including Services and Establishment
    -EC Liabilities and Remedies
    -EC Trade Law
    -EU Enlargement and Reform
    -European Convention on Human Rights

    Assessment is through a mix of seen and unseen examination questions, independently researched coursework and oral presentations. It may be possible to offer a work placement.

    Career opportunities
    This degree provides highly specialised knowledge and skills for those who wish to be practitioners. A Masters degree in Law is a natural stepping-stone towards an MPhil or PhD.

    Attendance & duration

    Full-time: 1 year

    Part-time (eve): 2-5 years
    Part-time (day): 2-5 years

    Classes are held Monday to Friday with a timetable spread between 9.00am and 8.30pm. The precise day and time at which you are required to attend will depend upon your choice of modules.

    Full-time students take an average of four modules each semester.

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