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Liverpool John Moores University

Master of Laws

Educational aims of the programme
The aim of this programme is for students to gain academic and intellectual progression in a number of areas of law and criminal justice, together with the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills. Within the context of the University's mission statement and responsiveness to national and international needs, curriculum innovation and continuing quality enhancement, the programme objectives are to: Provide students with knowledge and critical analysis of key themes of law and criminal justice. Provide advanced legal knowledge and skills directly relevant to law and criminal justice through the delivery of intellectually stimulating course content underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research. Provide critical analysis of the complexities arising in the fields of law and criminal justice using challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. The course is underpinned by the significance of engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. Develop originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline. Alternative Exit/ Interim Award Learning Outcomes - Postgraduate Certificate A student who is eligible for this award will be able to: Show originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry may be used to create and interpret knowledge in relevant areas of law. Have a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and contemporary issues and/or insights into the changing nature of UK and international corporate business organisations operating within a multi-national framework. Demonstrate skills associated with problem-solving and decision making based on own research and analysis demonstrated through legal writing and communication skills. Develop an ability to exercise initiative when faced with novel and/or complex problem situations. Apply critical and analytical skills associated with legal analysis to identified scenario and situations.

Target award Learning Outcomes - Master of Laws
A student successfully completing the programme of study will have acquired the following subject knowledge and understanding as well as skills and other attributes.

A student who is eligible for this award will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding critical awareness of the relevant contemporary legal issues.
2. Critically evaluate, analyze and assess the nature of the legal framework, structure and regulation impacting on corporate business organisations using the exemplar of English law set against an international context.
3. Develop a more in depth knowledge and understanding which is sufficient to critically evaluate key issues and current developments in relevant areas of law and/or criminal justice.
4. Show originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry may be used to create and interpret knowledge in relevant areas of law.
5. Have a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current problems and contemporary issues and/or insights into the changing nature of UK and international law.
6. Demonstrate conceptual understanding and evidence critical evaluation, current research and advanced scholarship in the areas of law and or criminal justice.
7. Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions and abstract concepts and so formulate judgements and identify a range of solutions to a given problem
8. Demonstrate skills associated with problem-solving and decision making based on own research and analysis demonstrated through legal writing and communication skills.
9. Develop an ability to exercise initiative when faced with novel and/or complex problem situations.
10. Identify and summarise relevant information and develop an evidence-based approach to research and demonstrate competency in using information technology.
11. Manage time and develop independent learning for continuous development.
12. Apply critical and analytical skills associated with legal analysis to identified scenario and situations.
13. Research effectively through a selection of appropriate theories, methodologies and techniques using primary and secondary materials.
14. Formulate judgements and identify a range of possible solutions to a given problem

 

 

Duration: Part-time 3 years

Study mode: Online learning

Tuition fees: £12,635

Financing: Scholarships Available


Programme Pathway
Foundation Courses
Name Code
Induction Module LJMU-IND-M-100
Postgraduate Certificate Level
Name Code
International Labour Law LJMU-7562-UNICAF
International Human Rights Law LJMU-7527-UNICAF
Conflict and Warfare in International Law LJMU-7526-UNICAF
Postgraduate Diploma Level
Name Code
International Corporate Governance LJMU-7554-UNICAF
International Criminal Law LJMU-7525-UNICAF
Advanced Legal Research Methods LJMU-7511-UNICAF
Postgraduate Award Level
Name Code
Dissertation LJMU-7500-UNICAF

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered in exceptional cases.
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: Students satisfy the English proficiency requirements provided they present a GCSE score with a minimum grade of “C” or IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent qualification.  Students who do not acquire the above mentioned qualifications are required to take the online Academic English Placement Test. This is an IELTS-type test (Reading & Writing) where students need to score an overall 6.0 (with no individual component lower than 5.5).
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining how the programme of study will benefit the student’s career progression.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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