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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our European Union Law programme is a distance-learning course covering a wide range of important EU Law topics, such as free movement of goods and people, social policy, external relations and judicial review. You will gain an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the most important theoretical and practical aspects of EU law, with a particular emphasis on the Treaties of the European Union. This programme is studied by professionals alongside full time work commitments. The estimated time commitment is 240 hours of self study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently.

Course detail

Our European Union Law course is structured into three modules of 12 units. The units are designed to be largely self-contained, but recommended and further reading will be suggested. A unit will comprise text, copies of relevant Regulations, Commission Decisions and Notices, Judgments of the Court of First Instance and the European Court of Justice, practical examples, questions and model answers to test your knowledge as you progress. The European Union Law MA is only open to students who have successfully completed the European Union Postgraduate Diploma at merit level. Students on the MA course are required to write a dissertation under supervision.

Teaching and assessment

The MA is open to students who complete the Diploma at Merit level. It involves the research for and writing of a dissertation under supervision. You are expected to spend at least 110 hours engaged in self-directed study. You are assessed exclusively by your dissertation which needs to be passed with at least 50%. Normally students are required to start with the MA programme within 2 years of finishing the PG Diploma programme, ie if you finish in academic year 2021/22, you can apply for the MA in academic years 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Career prospects

Completing this rigorous course will give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Course graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 7,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 104 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    212 95%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    10th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    87th

    32

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