Governance and DevolutionCathays Park Campus
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Rank: 30 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Cathays Park Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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The Complete University Guide
Cardiff University evaluation:
14.3 : 1
Cardiff University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The past decade has seen massive structural changes to the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom. The LLM Governance and Devolution programme explores these structural changes, the most obvious being the creation of legislative and executive bodies in Scotland and Wales, together with a resumption of devolved government in Northern Ireland. The programme explores the opportunities and tensions created by these innovations and will also explore the less public shifts in the relationships between the three branches of government. Issues concerning accountability, democratic engagement and what constitutes ‘good governance' are explored to give an understanding of the broader relationships between the ‘regions' and tiers of government/governance at the state and EU levels.Distinctive featuresThe LLM Governance and Devolution programme is suitable for graduates from or with a legal practice qualification in any legal tradition or jurisdiction who have a special interest in constitutional legal theory and regional governance. The LLM Governance and Devolution programme:
- provides you with a general appreciation of current issues in specific areas of law, both domestic and international;
- stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivate independent and original thought;
- enables you to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law;
- offers close contact with the devolved institutions in Wales: the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government;
- allows you to benefit from the activities of the Wales Governance Centre.
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About this university
There is plenty of help and advice on offer to students who are travelling from outside the UK to study in Cardiff. This includes information on immigration and visas, with the main website having advice for each individual country. There is also help regarding fees and funding and even how to apply for the university. Once students are committing to attending, there is help to prepare for their time in Cardiff as well as assistance once they arrive. There is also an International Student Support service dedicated to the welfare of students travelling from abroad. They can help with matters such as getting into employment, changing studies and for those bringing families with them. Cardiff University Students Union is the representative of the student body as well as being in charge of the various organisations and clubs on offer. Their building is found near the Cathays railway station and the union also operates a nightclub, radio station and student newspaper. Other services provided include cafes, bars and shops. There are some 150 clubs and societies to get involved with outside the classroom. All offer everything from complete beginners to experienced levels and range from debating societies, volunteering opportunities to student media and other arts. In the sports arena, there are some 60 competitive and non-competitive sports clubs, most of whom take part in the BUCS leagues.