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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.66k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 17.8k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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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.

    Course Aims

    Cardiff’s 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.

    Special Features

    • 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.

    Course Modules

    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

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered. Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS (with no less than 6.0 in any element) or 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 90 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    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.

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