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  • Foreign: $ 17k / Year
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    As part of the largest market in the world, the effects of European law are all around us. Detailed knowledge of the EUs structure and the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union is crucial for all practising lawyers. Our LLM programme offers you the chance to acquire a valuable specialism, leaving you well positioned to pursue the many job opportunities where detailed knowledge of European law is required. To meet your, or your employers needs, the programme can also be tailored to suit your own particular requirements and interests. You can, for example, combine your chosen specialist areas, such as competition law, with more general subjects such as European private law.

    On this programme you will study in detail key aspects of EU law. The School offers considerable strength in this area with research staff actively involved in the Schools Centre for European Law, covering all the core areas of EU law; the work of the European Court of Human Rights; and the protection of civil and political rights in Europe.

    Career opportunities
    This programme, led by eminent researchers in the field, also places graduates well to compete for the many career opportunities that arise in related areas such as public service, journalism, international business and academia where a broad understanding of international legal issues is required.

    Students are free to select any 4 subjects from the list below and will also write a dissertation on a subject of their choice.

    Option modules:

    * LAWS6088 Carriage by Air
    * LAWS6077 Commercial Conflict of Laws & International Litigation
    * LAWS6070 Commercial fraud and money laundering
    * LAWS6066 Commercial Secured Financing
    * LAWS6079 Comparative Intellectual Property Law
    * LAWS6081 Corporate Governance
    * LAWS6098 Remedies and Commercial Litigation under EU Law
    * LAWS6086 International Commercial Arbitration
    * LAWS6062 International Law of the Sea
    * LAWS6064 International Trade Law
    * LAWS6071 Internet Law
    * LAWS6102 Law of the marine environment
    * LAWS6068 World Trade Organisation and Regional Economic Integration
    * LAWS6101 EU Competition Law

    Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).

    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

    A Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. Access to the internet, Word Processor (MS Word compatible) and an email address are also required; webcams desirable.English language requirementsIn accordance with University regulations, applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English by offering one of the recognised tests in English. Alternatively, you should supply evidence that you have undertaken formal study in English at an institution that teaches award-bearing programmes in English.The following test scores are accepted for direct entry:IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.5 Reading and Writing orTOEFL 617 (paper-based) orTOEFL 105 (internet based).A score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580/92 together with satisfactory completion of the six week LLM Pre-sessional programme on English legal language and skills will be accepted. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 617 TOEFL iBT® test: 105 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.
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