University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Law

This course offers you a flexible approach to postgraduate study, where you can tailor your Masters programme to suit your specific needs and career aspirations. You can explore a broad range of legal subjects, including commercial law, international trade law, competition law, employment law, and intellectual property law. This course is suitable for individuals already working in the legal sector, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge in this area. Outside of term time you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the University's legal and financial advice clinic located at our Cardiff Campus. There you will have the chance to put the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course into practice. The clinic will allow you to engage directly with the legal profession, and work with a number of reputable law firms.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in any discipline, or a relevant professional qualification such as the Institute of Legal Executives and others that include some element of law. For applicants who do not possess formal qualifications, relevant professional experience may be taken into account via the accreditation of prior learning (APL) or accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) mechanism. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

You will study a compulsory module, Research Methods, to develop your postgraduate-level research skills. Other core modules include Rights, Obligations and Remedies, designed to allow you to develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of the role of the civil law. You will also undertake a dissertation concerning law or law-related issues.

You will have a choice of four optional modules, covering a range of specialist areas, to complement your core studies and allow you to design a coherent programme of study. This high level of flexibility is of particular benefit if you want to gain Masters-level knowledge and skills, without limiting yourself to a particular area of law. Specialist advice is available when constructing your programme of study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 20,000-word dissertation under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time February 2017 - 1 years
LLM Part-time February 2017 - 3 years
LLM Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Treforest Campus Pontypridd CF37 1DL Wales

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