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Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law

Apply today to learn EU law and join your peers at King's College London [Distance Learning].

Commences: 2nd October 2017 (Application deadline: 4th September 2017) late applications are considered for the PG Diploma if places are available, but not after 15 October 2017 for receipt of complete applications.

Distance Learning

In 2016 this Diploma/MA received on overall satisfaction rate of 92% (compared to a Russell Group average of 85%) from the students in the PTES, Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey.
 
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London was also rated top in the UK for world-leading research in the Research Excellence Framework.

Complete this postgraduate diploma at Merit level for you opportunity to apply for the Masters degree.

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The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is pleased to announce details of its 2017-2018 Distance Learning Programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in European Union Law. Now in its 26th successful year it has been attended by students drawn from the UK and other parts of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Central and Eastern Europe, the Far East and the USA.

Completing this rigorous programme will give you an edge in a competitive job market. It provides tuition from one of Europe’s leading centres in European law and is studied on a distance learning basis, thereby avoiding crucial time spent away from your place of work. The programme aims to provide you with an in-depth and
up-to-date knowledge of the most important theoretical and practical aspects of EU law by focusing on the Treaties of the European Union.

EU Referendum Statement: UPDATE

Following the Brexit decision, King’s College London has re-affirmed its total commitment to remaining a leader in EU law and in EU competition law.  Enrol on this programme to ensure that you are in pole position to understand the changes as and when they happen – and to take advantage of any new opportunities that may appear.

See the full course brochure.

Benefit from a highly relevant programme that:

• Deals with the free movement of goods and people (including citizenship), the freedom of establishment, the freedom to provide services, the free movement of capital and economic and monetary union

• Covers also competition law, social policy, environmental policy and external relations

• Concludes with a judicial review of EU law, including liability of EU institutions, and the enforcement of EU law with regard to the protection of individual’s rights in national courts and with regard to the applicable procedures

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Qualification: Postgraduate Diploma/MA in European Union Law

Start date: 2nd  October 2017

Duration: 8 months

Delivery: Online Distance Learning

Fees: Postgraduate Diploma:  £5,400

Masters degree: Students who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma at Merit level can then apply for the Masters

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law will have the option to carry their credits forward and top up to a King' College London Masters by distance learning. This masters top up will consist of a dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words.

A well-structured course which covers the key areas of EU law, while allowing students to focus on the areas of most interest to them.

The two [optional] weekend seminars were particularly valuable, thanks mainly to the high quality and enthusiasm of the tutors.

R. Matthews,

European Commission

This course has been designed for

  • Lawyers in private practice
  • In-house legal advisers
  • Barristers
  • Financial services managers
  • Trademark counsel
  • Patent attorneys
  • Marketing executives
  • Government Officials
  • Judges and Magistrates
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • All those who need a thorough understanding of the law of the European Union

Now in its 25th successful year it has been attended by over 600 students drawn from the UK and other parts of the European Union, the European Economic Area, Central and Eastern Europe, the Far East and the USA.

Just some of the organisations who have already benefited from the programme:

European Commission * AEGON * Musat & Asociatii * London Stock Exchange * Embassy of Sudan * Goncalves Pereira, Castelo Branco & Associado * European Association of Communications Agencies * Marques Mendes & Associados * Siemens * London Borough of Hackney * Ministry of Justice Portugal * Ofgem * Baker & McKenzie * Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain * The Supreme Administrative Court of Finland * European Parliament * Houston Consulting Europe * European Ombudsman * Steptoe and Johnson LLP * Endesa Italia spa * Transport for London * Hempsons * EFTA Surveillance Authority * AN Post * Bank of England * Fidelity Investments *Inland Revenue Solicitor’s Office * British American Tobacco * Bank of Japan * ITV * RSPCA * Royal Yachting Association * European Court of Justice

Is this the right course for you? Find out on the 2017 prospectus.

The distance learning Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law consists of three modules containing twelve units. It will commence on 2nd October 2017 and will extend over eight months leading to an examination in May 2018. The first unit will be sent out on 2nd October 2017 and subsequent units will then be issued every two weeks until April 2018 with a four-week break over Christmas. Questions will be set at the end of each unit and model answers to these will be sent with the unit that follows. In addition three compulsory assignments will be set during the programme which will count towards the final mark.

See this year's units.

All students will be eligible to attend two optional weekend seminars. The first will be held on 18th and 19th November 2017 and the second at the end of the programme on 17th and 18th March 2018 (dates are currently provisional). The weekend seminars will be held at King’s College London. The seminars are not compulsory but are very beneficial and provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students, the programme director and programme authors. The weekend seminars will be audio and video recorded in full and will be accessible to students via the programme website after the event, allowing all students to benefit from the seminars.

See the course faculty.

The units come in the form of hard copy print and as PDF documents via the programme website. Each unit is designed to be largely self-contained but recommended and further reading will be suggested. For each unit students will receive: a package of materials comprising text, copies of relevant regulations, Commission decisions and notices, judgments of the General Court and European Court of Justice, practical examples, questions and model answers to test your knowledge as you progress.

The course offered a useful way to work and study at the same time, with the advantage of weekend seminars, which were essential for a better understanding of the materials and which provided the opportunity to ask questions

J. O'Keeffe,

 European Parliament

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This course is the best quality I have experienced in my academic career and both weekend seminars were high quality with excellent, motivational tutors

J. Dombi,

Eurojust