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If you’re looking to become a solicitor or barrister, you’ll need a recognised law qualification. The full-time LLM in Law offered by the University of Bolton’s School of Law is suitable for law graduates, non-law graduates, and practicing lawyers.
Our challenging but supportive environment gives you the chance to acquire postgraduate legal skills from a team of tutors with specialist knowledge and close links to the legal profession.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the law’s key themes and focus your studies on areas of personal and professional interest, ranging from corporate and finance law through to employment law, intellectual property law, European law, international law, and medical law.
The programme is designed to provide intellectually-stimulated course content underpinned by internationally recognised research. By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to develop key transferable skills that are in demand in both legal and non-legal careers worldwide.
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The LLM is an advanced academic degree that allows you to explore a selection of legal issues in more depth and that can assist you to develop the associated research and reasoning skills that are highly valued by employers. It's open to both law and non- law graduates.
On successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and be confident in planning and implementing your projects. Your greater understanding of specific legal disciplines will support you in demonstrating the strategic planning and thinking skills needed in today’s global economy.
By studying this course, you can also develop a range of transferable skills such as legal research and writing, analysis, critical evaluation and logical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and written and verbal communication.
The LLM is not a direct route to qualification and you’ll still need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) (for non-law graduates) or Legal Practice Course (LPC), but there is an increasing demand in the wider public and private sectors for professionals who have an advanced understanding of specialist legal areas. For instance, HR professionals will benefit from a strong understanding of contemporary employment law in the UK and abroad. Many in the medical profession will find advanced knowledge of medical law essential to their success. Aspiring business leaders and financial experts will also find knowledge of corporate, financial and trade law invaluable during their careers.
This qualification can help you to gain entry to Legal Practice Course (LPC) if you wish to become a solicitor and The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you wish to become a barrister. An LLM can also be a stepping stone to a PhD.
Graduates can use the qualification to enter a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience or postgraduate study may be required. They include:
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The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021/2022.
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Apply online: University of Bolton LLM in Law - 21 September 2020
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Apply online: University of Bolton LLM in Law - 21 September 2020
To help you acquire and develop the appropriate skills, concepts and knowledge needed to succeed in the LLM for Law, our course uses a variety of teaching and learning methods.
You will have the chance to participate in formally-timetabled classes with tutors, but a significant amount of personal study will also be needed. This personal study time will include reading, preparing for seminar activities, working on assignments, or revising for exams.
During your studies, your most common forms of learning will include lectures (involving the dissemination of theoretical and empirical information by a lecturer), seminars (grouped activities to discuss further reading, case studies, or problem-solving exercise), workshops, tutorials, and informal group study sessions.
You’ll be assessed through a range of methods. These include essays, reports, presentations, and exams or in-class assessments.
If your first degree is not in law or your first language is not English, we strongly encourage you to take International Business Law as your first option. This module will provide you with an overview/foundation of understanding of the principles of legal systems.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
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The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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