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The non-specialised LLM programme allows students to follow any of the modules available in the year of study from the lists of the specialised LLM programmes and to complete a dissertation on any legal topic approved by the Law School. It has been designed so as to give students the greatest flexibility to pursue advanced legal study in any area that they wish.
Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words).
Depending on the programme and the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on and off campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.
Cardiffs LLM Programme offers the knowledge and expertise to enable you to contribute more fully to your chosen profession through the development of intellectual competence and postgraduate skills.
- Ability to customise the programme to meet your own professional and/or employment needs by choosing from a wide range of modules or pursuing a specialised programme of study.
- Regular contact with all module tutors.
- Summative assessment entirely by coursework and dissertation.
- Dedicated English Language Support to help students whose first language is not English.
- Completion of the programme meets the CPD requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
This list is indicative and non-exhaustive:
- Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air
- Clinical Negligence (part-time weekend only)
- Commercial Arbitration
- Community Care Rights and the Law
- Comparative Corporate Governance
- Competition Law
- Conceptual Foundations and Historical Development of Canon Law (part-time weekend only)
- Consent to Treatment (full/part-time weekly & weekend)
- Constitutionalism and Governance
- Criminal Justice in Europe
- Doctrine, Liturgy and Rites in Canon Law (part-time weekend only)
- Electronic Commercial Transactions
- Energy Law and Policy
- Environmental and Climate Change Law
- European Union Law and Governance
- Government and Ministry in Canon Law (part-time weekend only)
- Human Rights and Global Justice
- Human Rights: Health and Disability
- Human Rights: National and International Legal Contexts
- Insurance Law
- Intellectual Property: Copyright and Related Rights
- Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Marks, Design and Confidential Information
- International Affairs: Legal and Political Aspects
- International Banking Law
- International Commercial Maritime Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- International Sales Law
- Introduction to Medical Law and the Law of Healthcare Management (part-time weekend only)
- Key Legal Aspects of Psychiatry and Reproductive Medicine and the Family Law and Psychiatry (part-time weekend only)
- Law and Psychiatry
- Law of the Sea
- Marine Insurance
- Money Laundering
- Social Care Rights and the Law
- The Interface of Canon Law and Civil Law (part-time weekend only)
- The Child and the State: Law and Policy
- The Law of Devolution in Wales
- Theoretical Themes for Empirical Analysis in Law
- World Trade Law
Postgraduate Taught Scholarships
Cardiff University is pleased to announce that the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme for entry 2014/15 has been confirmed.
Cardiff University has committed to invest a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support Home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible full-time master programme in September 2014.
The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.