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

 

(*) Subject to validation

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-7162-LAWBC
International Human Rights Law LJMU-7137-LAWPL
Conflict and Warfare in International Law LJMU-7126-LAWPL
Postgraduate Diploma Level
Name Code
International Corporate Governance LJMU-7154-LAWBC
International Criminal Law LJMU-7125-LAWPL
Advanced Legal Research Methods LJMU-7101-LAWLM
Postgraduate Award Level
Name Code
Dissertation LJMU-7100-LAWLM
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