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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

17-JAN-22

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview:

The LLM (Applied) enhances your knowledge of the fundamental principles of law, combined with the flexibility to explore your own interests with support from research-active teaching staff. The underlying philosophy of this course is to enable you to continue your professional, educational and personal development by consolidating, enhancing and extending your disciplinary expertise, professional ethics, experience and abilities. The Applied route enables you to work directly with an organisation, applying and demonstrating the knowledge and skills you have learned during the first stage of your course.

You develop recognised subject-specific knowledge and understanding as well as cognitive, intellectual, practical, professional and generic key skills and qualities. The course enables you to more effectively plan, manage and evaluate your own learning to become an independent lifelong learner. You work with complex knowledge, theory and concepts appropriate to postgraduate study and are required to demonstrate high levels of personal responsibility and self-direction. The LLM (Applied) course is the result of research carried out by academics and lawyers in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law to develop a programme focusing on the philosophical theories that underpin the law, and building on current perspectives in law. It focuses on the underlying legal theories that determine the scope of the existing law and proposals for changes to legislation and the common law. The student-centred nature of assessment across all modules allows you to tailor your studies to your own areas of interest. The LLM (Applied) course:

  • enhances your professional, ethical, intellectual and personal development and self-awareness
  • enables you to plan, manage and evaluate your learning and continue your development as an independent lifelong learner
  • help you develop intellectual and professional independence
  • introduces, enhances and extends your knowledge of contemporary theoretical perspectives and issues in aspects of law, appropriate to postgraduate study
  • introduces, enhances and extends your understanding of research methods appropriate to the postgraduate study of law
  • challenges the orthodoxy of the law by encouraging debate, exchange, application and reflection
  • enables you to demonstrate your ability to integrate, synthesise and critique philosophical content, concepts and research methodologies in the production of a research-based dissertation in law
  • equips you with the ability to make a contribution to the theory and practice of areas of law and to make informed contributions to the development of policy.

Career opportunities:

Upon graduation you will have developed recognised subject-specific knowledge and understanding, cognitive, intellectual, practical, professional and generic key skills and qualities, which have a directly beneficial effect on future employability, whether in the legal profession or in subject-related disciplines, including academia. You will be equipped to contribute to and inform policy-making decisions in your chosen sphere.

You secure your own work experience with the support of the course team. Mentors guide and advise you while on work placement.

Modules

You gain knowledge of key theories and concepts that underpin the development of law and policy and develop a depth of knowledge that enables you to actively contribute to policy development in your specialist area. You are encouraged to critically examine and challenge the theories and to engage in philosophical debate throughout the course.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£3,935

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2.2 (minimum) honours degree in a legal or related discipline or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience. Equivalent qualifications include, for example CiLEX, or level 6 equivalent law degrees from other jurisdictions, and equivalent experience includes work involving regulatory compliance.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £275m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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