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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course overview:

The LLM 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.

You develop recognized 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 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-centered nature of assessment across all modules allows you to tailor your studies to your own areas of interest. The LLM 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
  • helps 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, synthesize and critique philosophical content, concepts and research methodologies in the production of a research-based dissertation in law
  • equips you with the ability to contribute 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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

University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    103 47%

    85th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    79th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    28th

    31

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