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University of Buckingham: Law
The University of Buckingham
Perhaps best known for being an independent University with a Royal Charter and as the home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham strives to deliver excellent teaching and learning, with personalised support throughout.
We offer high quality, traditional Oxbridge-style teaching, which leads to our degrees being recognised around the world. The standards of degrees and awards are safeguarded by distinguished external examiners – senior academic staff from other universities in the UK – who approve and moderate assessed work.
Most of our academic staff teach for three terms out of four, with the remaining term used for research. Due to this, we have no difficulty in attracting high calibre, highly respected lecturers, many of whom also have a background in business or industry and can offer networking opportunities for students.
All of our undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) programmes have transferable skills, which are in high demand by employers, embedded in them, ensuring our graduates have access to the best opportunities in the labour market.
We have been awarded TEF Gold and ranked 1st for Student Satisfaction for the last three years in The Complete University Guide.
Our LLM programme
The underlying philosophy of the LLM is to develop specialists in the field of International and Commercial Law. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds with different experiences. It stresses the importance of interaction between staff and student, as well as between student and student. We believe this is an essential element in the development of effective lawyers in this area.
Following successful completion of the LLM in International and Commercial Law, you should have developed a range of skills, which include:
- a sound understanding of each of the chosen areas of the law
- confidence in the analysis of complex case-law
- the ability to make your argument convincingly, orally and in writing
- the ability to take a co-operative approach to problem solving
Students can select specific modules to have their LLM designated as specialising in:
- International Trade and Maritime Law;
- Corporate Law
- Financial Services Law
Each designation requires the following to be taken:
- 20-unit Advanced Legal Research module;
- 40-unit Core module; and
- 120 units of Options.
This programme is delivered on a full-time basis, over a period of 9 months, starting in January.
Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second-class honours LLB internationally recognised equivalent.
Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students.
We offer several Scholarships to support those wanting to progress onto postgraduate study.
Our graduates have gone on to further study at most of the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, London, Oxford and Cambridge and secured jobs in senior positions around the world. Among our alumni we have a graduate who became the head of his country’s civil service, another who secured a position as the Minister of Sabah and one of our female law graduates became the first British lawyer to become a French Advocate.
“The flexible nature of the LLM programme allowed me to study taught modules as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation in Intellectual Property Law, an area (in) which I have become very interested and will pursue in a PhD.” Benjamin Carter.
Name and title: Dr Adolfo Paolini, Reader in Commercial Law, Director LLM programmes
Institution and Department: University of Buckingham, Faculty of Computing, Law and Psychology, Law School
Postal address: Verney Park Campus, London Road, Buckingham, MK18 1AD
Telephone number: +44 (0) 1280 820227
Email address: email@example.com
Website address: www.buckingham.ac.uk/study-law/
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