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The LLM Masters of Law (Top-Up) is for those who have passed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) 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.

Learning Outcomes:
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.

Course Structure
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.

Semester 1
Dissertation / Research Methods
Semester 2
Dissertation (cont.)

Entry Requirements:

Applicants are required to hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) as entry to this course.

Awarding Body: Leeds Beckett University (UK)

Duration of Study: 1 year

Study Mode: Part Time

 

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