The LLM Masters of Law (Top-Up) is for those who have passed the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or the Bar Vocational course (U.K & Mauritius) and wish to obtain a masters by writing a dissertation (10 000 – 15 000 words) on a specific area of law.
Training in research methods is provided and you will be in regular contact with your dissertation supervisor.
If you aspire to further your career in a specialised area of law or business, this course will help you gain the relevant expertise.
Upon successful completion of this course, it is expected that graduates will:
| Formulate and execute a plan for legal research in an independently identified topic, investigating a question which is capable of sustaining a substantial piece of academic writing;
| Evaluate various research methodologies and adopt, with justification, a methodological approach which is appropriate to the matter being investigated;
| Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical thought at the forefront of legal scholarship by identifying, evaluating and synthesizing primary and secondary research material relevant to a chosen area of enquiry;
| Show originality in the use of knowledge and the application of method and theory to produce a work of independent scholarship;
| Learn interdependently and independently and accept responsibility for subsequent career and continuing professional development;
| Formulate and execute a plan for legal research in an independently identified topic, investigating a question which is capable of sustaining a substantial piece of academic writing.
The LLM Master of Laws adheres to the QAA’s descriptor for a higher education qualification at level 7: master’s degree (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). It is a 180 credit award
|Dissertation / Research Methods|
There are three routes for entry to this course, applicants are required to meet one of the following entry criteria:
| A postgraduate diploma in a legal subject (GDL, BVC or BPTC);
| Have achieved a qualification as a solicitor in England and Wales;
| Have achieved a qualification as barrister or solicitor in Mauritius.
Awarding Body: Leeds Beckett University (UK)
Duration of Study: 1 year
Study Mode: Part Time