Legal Practice (Top-up) LLM 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

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About the course

On the LLM you are enabled to develop the critical, analytical and research skills required to effectively contribute to current academic concerns in a variety of legal contexts. This course also provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and attributes required of an academic or legal professional. Studying for a Master's degree is recognised as continuing professional development by the Solicitor's Regulation Authority.

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Start date:
21 / 09 / 2017

Duration:

1 year part-time by flexible learning.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed the Legal Practice Course, the Bar Professional Training Course, be a Fellow of ILEX or be qualified solicitors or barristers.

Contact:

Tel: 01484 472956
E-mail: sbuscourseadmin@hud.ac.uk

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Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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Course content

• Dissertation (20,000 - 25,000 words). At the start of the course you are allocated a supervisor who has academic expertise on your chosen topic. You will receive academic counselling on topic selection at the start of course induction. The induction is a compulsory 1 day event.

• 1 hour Presentation or viva voce following submission of the dissertation

• Research Progress Record: must be submitted together with the dissertation and is assessed on a pass or fail basis.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

Studying for a Master's degree is recognised as continuing professional development by the Solicitor's Regulation Authority and graduates of this course will be ideally placed for career progression.

For advice and guidance on your part-time study options join us at our next Part-time Study Evening

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment consists of a one-day workshop involving instruction on research methods, including the use of electronic resources, preparation of a dissertation proposal and structure and technique.

Students are then assigned an individual supervisor and are entitled to up to six hours of personal guidance, which you may use whenever mutually convenient during the year.

Assessment will be by examination of the written dissertation of 25,000 words and a one-hour oral presentation to internal and external examiners on the research findings. The record of research progress must also satisfy assessment criteria.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results. Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the UK's only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

How much will it cost me?

For details of tuition fees for this course please contact us at:

Telephone: 01484 472956 E-mail: hubs.enquiries@hud.ac.uk

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, please see Fees and Finance.

Other information

For advice and guidance on your part-time study options join us at our next Part-time Study Evening.

Listen to what our students and staff have to say about postgraduate study at Huddersfield in our course and subject videos.

How to apply

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff are contributing to the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry and the professions. For more information, see the Research section of our website


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