University of Aberdeen: General Law ISS, LLM
|Institution||University of Aberdeen View institution profile|
|Department||School of Law|
This programme is aimed at those students who do not wish to select a specialist LLM but who wish to study law at an advanced level. Students are given the opportunity to select a range of course modules from across the LLM specialist degrees. General Law enables you to study many disciplines that span the subject. You have the freedom to create a bespoke programme, tailored by you to meet your academic needs. It is designed to give you maximum flexibility in your choice of modules and dissertation topic.
The programme has been structured so that you will gain an advanced and specialised education in law while having the freedom to make your own subject choices that align with your career aspirations. Our programme will help you develop your critical analysis and independent research skills that are vital to the demanding needs of the legal profession. Featuring carefully chosen course options, you will have the opportunity to study topics such as Oil and Minerals for Good, International Law, The Politics of Human Rights and Criminal Evidence & Proof.
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|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Normally, a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Law will be required to be accepted onto this programme. Relevant practical experience in a related field will also be beneficial.
By course work, by written examination, or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course. The degree of LLM shall not be awarded to a candidate who fails to achieve a CGS grade of D3 or above in the specified dissertation course, irrespective of their performance in other courses: such candidates may, at the discretion of the examiners, be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.
Teaching is organised on a modular basis. There are two eleven-week semesters. Examinations are held at the end of each semester, in December and May. The dissertation is submitted in August. Students can join either in September or January.
The variety of assessments in the programme ensures that students apply theory to practical situations in order to become expert at being able to analyse and reason issues thoroughly.
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