This course has multiple start dates:
17 / 09 / 2012
14 / 01 / 2013
2 Years Part-time
(this number may be subject to change)
Available at the following campuses:
You should have an Honours degree in Law or a related subject.
Telephone: 01484 472192
These courses offer you the opportunity to study law at Master's level. They are designed to offer you an academically challenging curriculum. You will find them stimulating whether you are a law graduate, or a professional person working in local government, commerce, or the international arena.
You can study for a general LLM or may opt to study for a named route. The routes available are Commercial Law LLM and International Law LLM.
You will study the compulsory module Legal Research Methods in your first term.During the first term the modules taken will total 60 credits. Followed by a further 60 credits in the second term. The final term is dedicated to the dissertation. Each named route has compulsory modules which are also available as options on the general LLM.
• Legal Research Methods
• Introduction to Law 15 credits (for non-law graduates)
• Commercial Law
• Private International Law
• Public International Law
• Employment Law
• Global Intellectual Property Rights
• International Criminal Law
• Law and Practice of International Trade
These courses have been specifically developed to benefit those who intend to specialise in particular areas of the law; such as trade, local government and international justice. Practitioners will find the modules invaluable in improving their specialist knowledge, whilst others can use the course to enhance their careers as specialist advisers in international corporations, NGOs, government and international institutions.
The University of Huddersfield is also accredited to award Law Society CPD points to solicitors who take one or more modules from any of the courses.
You willtake part in a structured e-learning induction programme to prepareyou for the demands of the course.At the end of your first week, you will be invited to participate in an online webinar meeting. To facilitate this, you will be placed in small groups based on your country’s time zone if possible.
The delivery of your modules will be through a series of structured units. Six for 15 credit modules and twelve for thirty credit modules. Each unit will direct you to appropriate academic work followed by tasks and/or questions designed to elicit critical discussion.
These methods of teaching, learning and assessment are designed to enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required by the course and reflects both the varying nature of the material studied and your different learning styles and strengths. You will be required to complete a dissertation on a subject of your choice and are assigned a dissertation supervisor.
Here at the University of Huddersfield, we continue to work hard to ensure that we set a fee for postgraduate students that is fair and offers you value for money. The tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.
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If you are interested in postgraduate research degrees, you can find information about research degree fees and finance here.
The course is supported by the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment which is constantly being reviewed to ensure that the course benefits from up to date technology. Your tutors have designed a range of e-learning activities to make sure that you develop as critical thinkers who will actively participate and take responsibility for your learning. The units are designed with specific tasks built in. You will be involved in the preparation of presentations and seminars. Interaction with your tutors and peers will be enhanced through the use of discussion boards, blogs and wikis via the Virtual Learning Environment. You can maintain contact with tutors through the use of announcements, blogs and e-mail.
Research degrees are also available in this area. Contact us for details. Interim Awards A Master's course is 180 Master's level credits, which would normally take one calendar year full-time study. Interim awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level or Postgraduate Diploma level should you decide to exit the course early. Please contact us for details of the credits required for these interim awards.
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.
LLM in Commercial Law by Distance Learning
LLM in International Law by Distance Learning
This course is also available through on-campus delivery.