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Location: Main Site (Newcastle)
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/01
Duration: 36 months
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Our LLM in Law provides a challenging legal education. It is flexible and allows you to explore your own interests whilst developing an advanced knowledge of the principles of law. This course is one of three taught law courses (LLM) we offer and is suitable for graduates of any background. It offers the flexibility to create your own bespoke curriculum to match your legal interests and career aspirations. It will give you the knowledge, insights and analytical skills to enhance your career in practice, business or academia. If you are pursuing another career path, it will enhance your understanding of law and its impact on society. You can choose from a wide range of optional modules to complement your core studies, including: •International Intellectual Property Law •Foundations of Public International Law •International Environmental Law •International Human Rights Law. In addition, you can also choose from a range of our other master's modules, with the permission of the Degree Programme Director. Through our Legal Simulation module you will work in small teams and be presented with a realistic scenario. You will be introduced to a variety of practically-focused legal skills, including: •analysis of complex legal problems •devising legal strategies •working with the law in real-life contexts. You will also learn a variety of legal-specific research skills through our Legal Research Skills and Methods module. Dedicated one-to-one support is also given to help you research and write a dissertation on an area of law you feel passionate about. There are also opportunities to become an editor of The North East Law Review. This is Newcastle’s student-edited law journal which showcases outstanding student work for open-access publication. You can also join the Eldon Society, the University’s society for students with an interest in law. Delivery: Modules are taught by our expert academic staff over the first and second semesters through a combination of: •interactive lectures •workshops •seminars. All of our workshops and seminars are taught in small groups, where we encourage lively discussion and debate. During your first two weeks we encourage you to sit in on lectures across our optional law modules. This will help you to choose which areas best suit your needs and interests. Our Degree Programme Director will also be available to offer support and guidance to help you make these choices. Assessment is through a variety of methods, including: •coursework •essays •written exams •presentation •dissertation. Facilities: We are committed to pursuing academic excellence and fostering an intellectually challenging and supportive environment in which our students can excel. We regularly host conferences and seminars with internationally renowned guest speakers. We encourage you to attend these events as they cover a wide range of important legal, political, economic and social issues. Our facilities include: •a dedicated Law Library •LLM study space with computer suite •a student common room •a large lecture theatre •purpose-built mooting room •wi-fi connectivity throughout the school.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or any other subject. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications or experience in professional legal practice. International Students: To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests. The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 (6.0 every band))
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University.
About this university
Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Studentâ€™s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.