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Are you a legal professional or individual with a relevant background seeking to deepen your knowledge and expertise in the intricate realm of coronial law? Look no further! The University of Bolton’s part-time LLM in Coronial Law is a pioneering online programme centred on the investigation of unnatural death through a coronial law lens.
Mode of Study:
Part-time Distance Learning
University of Bolton
The LLM in Coronial Law is a new and innovative online LLM programme that focuses on the vital specialist area of coronial law. This part-time online postgraduate course is ideal if you are a legal professional or have a relevant professional background and seek to deepen your knowledge and expertise in this specialised area. The programme provides an in-depth understanding of the legal principles, procedures, and practices related to coronial law, as well as fundamental medico-legal knowledge. It is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to navigate the complex legal and ethical issues that arise in this field.
The course begins by providing a comprehensive overview of coronial law and the role of coroners in investigating deaths, determining causes of death, and, where necessary drawing up reports to aid future prevention. It also explores the legal and ethical issues encountered in coronial investigations, including the powers of coroners, the rights of the deceased and their families, and the responsibilities of other relevant parties such as hospitals, employers, and law enforcement agencies.
In addition to legal knowledge, the programme teaches medico-legal aspects, including the relevant foundations of medicine and the work of medical examiners. This is essential in understanding not only the role of coroners, but also in providing expert evidence in court and preparing and presenting reports. Ethical considerations, such as balancing the rights of the deceased and their families with conducting thorough investigations and respecting privacy, will also be covered.
For more information and to meet the team, please visit our Centre for Contemporary Coronial Law web page.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems. You will also be confident in planning and implementing your projects. In addition, a greater understanding of coronial law will not only prepare you for a career in coroner services or related fields but will also develop your strategic planning and critical thinking skills.
Graduates of our LLM in Coronial Law programme will emerge with a unique qualification that opens doors to a diverse range of exciting career prospects. Armed with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills, our graduates are poised to make a meaningful impact in various professional domains, including coroner services, legal practice, law enforcement, public service, forensic science, policy and advocacy, academia, and research or consulting making them highly sought-after professionals in a range of fields. If you are already in a related profession, such as law enforcement, healthcare, or public service, this qualification can help propel you to higher positions and greater responsibilities.
With an LLM in Coronial Law, you not only gain in-depth knowledge but also the adaptability and versatility to navigate a rapidly evolving legal landscape. Your qualification can be your passport to a dynamic and fulfilling career where you can contribute to justice, safety, and the well-being of society.
Furthermore, although the LLM is not a qualifying law degree (QLD) for the purpose of qualifying as a practicing lawyer, this qualification can help you gain entry to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) if you wish to become a solicitor or 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 this qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers, with relevant experience and/or postgraduate study. Some possibilities include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £5,200 for the academic year 2023/24.
Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £6,775 for the academic year 2023/24.
Home students starting this course in 2023/24 will be required to pay a total fee of £10,400. As this is a 24-month course, the fees charged per year will be £5,200. Overseas students starting this course in 2023/24 will be required to pay a total fee of £13,550. As this is a 24-month course, the fees charged per year will be £6,775 per year.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
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.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
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Apply online: University of Bolton LLM Coronial Law - 29 January 2024
The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.
How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:
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Apply online: University of Bolton LLM Coronial Law - 29 January 2024
We use various teaching and learning methods to help you acquire and develop the appropriate skills, concepts, and knowledge needed to succeed in the LLM Coronial Law.
This course is taught through live tutor-led online sessions and access to online resources. You will be expected to participate in the formally timetabled classes, including lectures, seminars, one-to-one and group tutorials, discussion groups, guest lectures and master classes. You will also need to undertake a significant amount of independent study, such as background reading, online activities, assessment work and preparation for sessions.
The assessment strategy aims to help you organise and develop your learning and evaluate your achievements. Assessments fall into two general categories: formative and summative. Formative assessments do not contribute to your overall module grade. However, they are integral to a module's learning strategy, so you must complete them. We will mark them and provide feedback on your level of achievement. Summative assessments, on the other hand, are activities for which the marks will contribute to your overall module grade. You will also receive feedback on these assessments to see what you have done well and where you can improve.
We employ many forms of assessment, such as written coursework, project work, oral assessments, and portfolios.
This programme uses a blended learning and teaching style, including online delivery and engagement where appropriate, combined with guided individual study activities.
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.
|Level one||Coursework 60%, Practical exams 32%, Written exams 8%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 82%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18%|
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.
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