LLM Master of Laws of England and Wales
Earn an LLM in Laws of England and Wales with Leeds Beckett University in two years from LCLS(S).
Intake in September 2020 and January 2021. Accepting applications for the September 2020 session. Please Apply by July 31 2020.
This conversion course provides a route into the legal profession and will help you stand out from the crowd in this highly competitive field. Combining all the core modules required by the relevant professional bodies in law, this course will prepare non-law graduates for the next step towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister.
You will study foundation elements of legal theory, and your independent research project will give you the opportunity to focus on an area of law that interests you. Taught by experienced tutors, including qualified solicitors and barristers with significant professional expertise in all areas of law, the breadth of knowledge and skills in Leeds Law School will ensure you receive specialist support on a wide variety of topics, from medical negligence to anti-terrorism law.
Mode of Study
Distance learning. Online Virtual Learning Experience access. Like the students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library. You will be taught by lecturers who have worked in some of the top UK firms, including DLA Piper, Eversheds, Walker Morris and Herbert Smith Freehills. As well as excellent academic teaching, our staff will provide you with professional and practical support to help you progress your career.
LCLS(S) will provide further tuition and guidance along with supervision for the whole length of the programme.
Length of Course
2 Years Part Time Study
Each module on our distance learning courses is individually designed to maximise your learning so study requirements will vary. As a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. These 10 hours of teaching and learning will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically includes audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more. All these resources are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed at a time and place that suits you.
Public Law, including Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Human Rights; Understand the relationship between the different organs of the State and the individual, including royal prerogative, human rights, judicial review and police powers.
Law of the European Union; Explore the founding principles of the law of the European Union to enable critical understanding of the nature and purpose of European developments and regulations.
Criminal Law: Understand the general principles of law governing criminal responsibility set within their social context, the concept of moral responsibility and the philosophy of punishment.
Obligations, including Contract, Restitution and Tort; Study the role of the law in defining, creating, imposing, regulating and enforcing freely negotiated and agreed contractual obligations between two or more contracting parties.
Property Law; Study the fundamental issues relating to the concept of property, its ownership, and the rights and obligations created by the ownership of land.
Equity and the Law of Trusts; Learn how and why trusts are created, their different and legal frameworks, the principles of equity affecting their creation and the use of trusts in practice.
Independent Legal Research Project Develop your critical thinking, legal research and writing skills by undertaking a research project. You will research your chosen area and write up your analysis with the support of a supervisor.
In addition, students are expected to have received training in legal research.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
Tution fee for LBU LLM and LCLS(S). Please contact with us for fees.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:
Access to LBU’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where you’ll find your modules, teaching materials, reading lists, discussion boards and assessment information
Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources, with many books and journals available in an online format
Scholarship Available for first 10 students.