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Master of Laws
Postgraduate course
LLM

Master of Laws

Law
International Scholarships available

Overview

If you have passed the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice course, the Bar Vocational course or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), you can study this course from anywhere in the world to obtain a masters by writing a dissertation on a specific area of law.

Training in research methods is provided and you will be in regular contact with your dissertation supervisor. If you aspire to a career teaching law or want to work in a specialised area of law or business, this course will help you gain the relevant expertise.

We offer dissertation supervision in a broad range of legal subjects, including business law, international law, criminal justice, employment law, equalities and discrimination law, EU law, human rights, intellectual property, professional practice and professional ethics. If you are interested in another area, we will be happy to discuss this with you further.

To find out more, visit our law postgraduate Open Days page .

Changes to legal education and training
Legal education and training is currently under detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review will examine the routes currently open and the qualifications required to become a solicitor or barrister, and includes a reflection on changes to and removal of existing routes, as well as the possibility of establishing new ones.

Currently, students can complete a qualifying law degree, the Graduate Diploma Law (GDL) and then the Bar Practice Training Course (BPTC) to become a barrister, this route will remain unchanged until summer 2017 at the earliest. The route of a qualifying law degree or GDL, and then the Legal Practice Course to qualify as a solicitor will remain in place until summer 2019.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) will announce their findings at the end of 2016, and their decisions will then affect the available routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

For more information visit the SRA and BSB websites.

You will be taught by staff with academic expertise and extensive industry experience. You will have access to our Library 24/7 every day of the year so you can fit your studies around your existing commitments.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website
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Entry Requirements

Requirements:

There are three routes for entry to this course, applicants are required to meet one of the following entry criteria:

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:

There are three routes for entry to this course, applicants are required to meet one of the following entry criteria:

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applications should be accompanied by a completed dissertation proposal form that can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link

IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Master of Laws

Careers

Teaching and learning

Dr Pavel Repyeuski
Dr Pavel Repyeuski
Senior Lecturer

Originally from Belarus, Pavel has worked at Leeds Law School since 2007, teaching subjects around European Union law, commercial and international business law. He is also a course leader for the LLM in International Business Law and our LLM Master of Laws (distance learning).

I find it stimulating and rewarding to be working with an ambitious and diverse student group on the LLM International Business Law and LLM Mater of Laws. I gain a great sense of satisfaction from knowing our teaching equips graduates with the necessary expertise to progress in their chosen career.
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £3000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £3000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Virtual Learning Environment
    Virtual Learning Environment

    The VLE gives you access to course materials such as videos, e-books and other documents. You also use it to submit your assignments and to receive feedback.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

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