Taught course

Law

Institution
Teesside University · Law and Criminal Investigation
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A 2.2 (minimum) honours degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience. Please note: The named routes and option choices are available, subject to student numbers and other resource constraints. Every effort is made to ensure that you can study your preferred choices but this can't be guaranteed.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Master of Laws (LLM) programme, including the named awards in Criminal Law, Medical Law, International Law and Business Law, has been designed by a team of highly motivated academic staff at Teesside University who have particular research interests that have informed its content. This is a contemporary programme designed to give you flexibility and autonomy to allow you to develop you own areas of interest and, at the same time, distinguish you in the eyes of employers in ways that show that you have specialised in a substantive and applied area of contemporary legal study relevant to policy and practice.

If you are interested in more general practice, the LLM provides a choice of option modules and dissertation topics to allow you to actively follow a wide range of subject areas. The LLM with a named route in Criminal Law, Medical Law, International Law and Business Law allows you to specialise in a particular area of law. Whichever route you choose will have a directly beneficial effect on future employability, whether in the legal profession, or in subject-related disciplines.

How you learn
The link between legal theory and practice is the central theme of the programme and is incorporated into the teaching through a blend of directed and student-centred learning to develop an understanding of methodology, practice and presentation. This is achieved through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, debates, audio-visual presentations, guided reading and research exercises.

We want you to become an effective autonomous learner. The research and academic writing skills you develop in taught sessions enable you to prepare and contribute to seminars and group discussions, and to produce the required assessed work appropriate to postgraduate study. You are also encouraged to attend and participate in relevant research seminars offered by the research institutes of the University, particularly the Social Futures Institute (SoFI) in the School of Social Sciences & Law.

How you are assessed
Our assessments help you develop essential skills to work successfully at postgraduate level, as well as for continuing professional roles and lifelong learning. Your work is assessed in a variety of ways, including:

individual presentations
peer review and assessment
research proposal
reflective practice
written assignments
dissertation

Career opportunities
By completing the course you will develop and have recognised subject-specific knowledge and understanding, cognitive, intellectual, practical, professional and generic key skills and qualities, which have a directly beneficial effect on future employability, whether in the legal profession or in subject-related disciplines, including academia. You will be equipped to contribute to and inform policy-making decisions in your chosen sphere.

A number of our previous students have published work in academic journals.

Please note that this named route and option choices are available, subject to student numbers and other resource constraints. Every effort is made to ensure that you can study your preferred choices but this can't be guaranteed.

Information for international students

For further information please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,590
International students
£10,950

For information on funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment45
Dissertation33 (20000 words)
Oral Presentation22

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
sssbl_pg@tees.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1642 384491
Fax
+44 (0) 1642 342399