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Law / International Law (LLM) by Distance Learning

Last chance to apply! - Get ahead with a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM in law/ international law [Distance Learning].

Course start date: 15th September 2017 (Application deadline: 8th September 2017). Delivered by tutored distance learning

Fantastic programme with helpful and approachable tutors

Dr H. Solomonides, DMU LLM distance learning graduate


One of these unique programmes will enable you to:

  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the 'accelerated route' and complete the LLM in 15 months
  • Achieve the level you choose – postgraduate certificate and diploma levels also available


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The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 15th-17th September 2017, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2017 through to the end of December 2017 and is assessed by written coursework.

From January to December 2018, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).

In the second year, January to December 2019, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue.

See this year's modules.

Students will all study a Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.

Core Module
For the LLM Law choose from:

    Business Law in the UK and EU
    Employment Law in Context in the UK and EU
    Introduction to Medical Law and Ethics
    International Human Rights Law
    Foundation of Sports Law and The Sports Regulatory Regime
    Environment, Legal Control and EU Regulation
    Food Law in the UK and EU

For the LLM International Law:

    International Law

Optional Modules
For the LLM Law:

15 credit modules:
· Consent and the Situation of Incapacitated Patients
· Medical Negligence
· Coroners Law
· Philosophy of Healthcare
· Medical Research
· Dental Law, Practice and Ethics
· Public Procurement Law and Practice
· Civil Liberties in the Workplace
· Collective Labour Law
· US Labour Law
· Alternative Dispute Resolution
· Food Sources Protection Law
· Aspects of Discrimination in Business
· The Law of Financial Transactions
· Civil Liberties in the Workplace
· Business Taxation
· Social Justice
· Collective Labour Law
· European e-Commerce Law
· Corporate Insolvency Law
· Personal Insolvency Law
· Patient Safety, Quality and Professional Regulation in Healthcare Law
· Sale and Supply of Goods
· International Environmental Law
· Noise Pollution Law
· Light Pollution
· Environmental Crime
· Nuclear Law
· Sports Governance
· Representing the Athlete/Player
· Event Management
· The Sports Participant and the Courts
· European Convention on Human Rights
· International Humanitarian Law
· Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
· The Protection of Refugees in International Law
· International Law
· Negotiated Study

30 credit modules:
· International Child Law
· Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Minorities in International Law
· Sports Rights and Commercial Dispute Resolution
· Sport Broadcasting and the New Media
· Sport and Ethics
· Atmospheric Pollution
· Health and Safety Law
· Waste Management and Contaminated Land
· Planning Law
· Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Law
· Water Pollution Law
· Environmental Assessments
· Environmental Permitting and Climate Change Regulation
· Company Law
· Intellectual Property Law
· Law of International Trade
· EU Competition Law
· Individual Labour Law
· Law of Health & Safety
· Consumer Law
· Private International Law
· Food Consumer Protection Law
· Food Marketing Law
· Food Safety Law
· Individual Employment Law
· People Management within Organisations
· Equal Opportunities in the Workplace
· Issues Relating to the Creation and Saving of Life
· Mental Health
· Issues Relating to the Termination of Life
· Expert Evidence

 For the LLM International Law:

15 credit modules:

· International Humanitarian Law
· International Law
· The Protection of Refugees in International Law
· European E-Commerce Law
· International Environmental Law
· European Convention on Human Rights

30 credit modules:

· Freedom of Religion and Rights of Minorities in International Law
· Law of International Trade
· EU Competition Law
· Private International Law

And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting a more specialised pathway. See the flexible study box for more information.

The LLM Law and LLM International Law courses form part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School. If you wish to study a more specialised pathway, you may choose to study one of the following LLMs instead:

• LLM International Human Rights Law
• LLM Medical Law and Ethics
• LLM Sports Law and Practice
• LLM Business / International Business Law
• LLM Environmental Law and Practice
• LLM Food Law
• LLM Employment Law and Practice

For full information on these pathways, please go to: www.courses.knect365-learning.com or call: +44 (0)20 7017 4483.
 

The learning experience at De Montfort University was positive and has served as a significant resource in my career and personal growth

G. Hayburn, DMU LLM distance learning graduate


Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2017 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2017. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2018).

This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.

The courses have been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. The courses are particularly suited to:

• Lawyers
• Accountants
• Managers
• Finance Directors
• HR Professionals
• Company Secretaries
• Owner Managers

and will be relevant to those involved in the fields of: Medical Law and Ethics; International Human Rights Law; Business Law; Food Law; Employment Law; Environmental Law and Sports Law.

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The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 15th, 16th and 17th September 2017 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that there are four further optional one-day study days (on Saturdays) per year of study. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of option modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. Other study days concentrate on tutorial work in the Core Module and chosen subjects and students have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, discuss the course and be involved in specialist debate and analysis on specific areas of relevant law.

The LLM has given me a greater depth of knowledge of my work and increased my confidence to be able to take on greater responsibilities.

F. Wright, DMU LLM distance learning graduate


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