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In today's competitive, global legal environment, the right postgraduate qualification confers a distinct advantage. This LLM programme has been designed to reflect the diverse needs of students looking to take postgraduate qualifications in law by allowing you to choose from the complete selection of modules available within the Law Department. The LLM will broaden awareness and knowledge of significant areas of law and deepen your understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts.

Special features: * Open to non-law graduates, provided they take the short non-assessed 'Introduction to Law' module during the induction period
* Flexible course enables you to pursue questions that are of particular interest
* The teaching strategy is innovative and is designed to be adaptable according to each student's needs
* LLM students carry out a supervised dissertation of 15,000 to 18,000 words, enabling them to investigate an issue question beyond the boundaries of existing knowledge
* We have a reputation for our strong support of overseas and non-traditional students
* Part-time students may undertake a work-based learning project
* Our London location provides rapid access to one of the world's pre-eminent cities and centres of legal business
* Located on an attractive campus in a friendly, cosmopolitan environment

Those at the start of their careers will find that an LLM makes it easier to obtain work in their chosen field while established employees will be better placed to apply for more senior positions. All students will gain from the in-depth knowledge and transferable skills acquired through postgraduate legal study. In the past, our graduates have worked for a range of organisations including NGOs, government, legal practice and business. Some of our students have moved onto higher study through an MPhil/PhD either at Middlesex or elsewhere.

Our general LLM offers you the opportunity to design a flexible programme of study by selecting from suitable postgraduate modules offered by the Business School. As well as the taught modules, all students undertake in-depth research in a relevant field through their dissertation.

The course is available as:

* The postgraduate certificate (two 30-credit modules studied on a part-time basis)
* The postgraduate diploma (four 30-credit modules studied full or part-time)
* The LLM (four 30-credit modules studied full or part-time plus a dissertation)
* You will also be able to sign up for single modules if this suits your needs, and then progress onto a higher qualification.

Modules

* Competition Law (30 Credits)- Optional

- To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of EC competition law and its relationship with other jurisdictions, particularly the US - To enhance the student's understanding of the legal, economic and political context of competition law - To encourage critical evaluation of developing global policies and strategies for the regulation of competition - To develop awareness of the inter- relationship between competition law and regulatory policies and principles

* International Labour Law and the Regulation of Economic Migration (30 Credits)- Optional

- To examine the scope, function and effectiveness of international and European labour standards. - To research into aspects of the law relating to the problems of enforcing international labour standards. - To provide students with knowledge and understanding of the regulation of migrant workers under international law - In the light of this regulation, to understand and evaluate the position of the migrant worker under EU law and UK law - To enable students to analyse and evaluate theoretical and practical problems arising out of the subject matter - To enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through extended writing in a cogent and appropriate academic style.

* International Public Law and International Commercial Arbitration (30 Credits)- Optional

-To provide an introduction into the general principles of Public International Law. -To provide students with a contemporary understanding of the legal framework within which international commercial disputes between private parties and between states and private parties are resolved. -To develop awareness of the role of national laws in supporting and controlling arbitration. -To place the subject in its practical, commercial context. -To critically evaluate the role of strategy and practice as much as of the law itself in the settlement of commercial disputes.

* International Trade Law (30 Credits)- Optional

- To provide students with specialised knowledge and understanding of (1) the regulation of international trade globally through the World Trade Organisation and (2) the facilitation of trade through harmonisation of international trade law; - To understand and evaluate the major aspects of regulation of international trade and its impact on developing countries; - To understand the legal complexities surrounding international business transactions and critically analyse the international conventions, rules and mercantile customs that affect such a transaction ranging from the law on sale of goods, international trade terms, carriage of goods to letters of credit. - To deepen their understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts; - To enable students to demonstrate their knowledge, analytical skills and understanding through extended writing in a cogent and appropriate writing style that will prepare them to undertake higher studies or suitable employment.

* Dissertation (60 Credits)

- Provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of research methods in law - Develop further students' capacity for research, analysis and evaluation - Develop further students' ability to undertake sustained writing at postgraduate level in an appropriate style and at an appropriate level - Enable students to acquire deep knowledge and understanding in their chosen area of study

Normally you should have a second class honours degree in law, postgraduate diploma in law, or overseas equivalent. Law minors or related disciplines like criminology or with relevant professional experience or qualifications will also be accepted. Students who have not previously studied law can take a short non-assessed course `Introduction to Law´ during the induction period. IELTS 6.5 is required for students for whom English is a second language. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B)
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