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Programme structure: International Law (LLM) - what's running in 2017/18

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Dissertation LAWDM1001 60 Mandatory
Three or four units from this list. If three from this list, then one unit from the other LLM streams (as in second list) or one foundation unit (see criteria below). In the alternative, two units from this list and two from the European Legal Studies list (as long as the dissertation is related to International Law).
General Principles of International Law LAWDM0026 30 Optional
International Law of Trade and Aid LAWDM0053 30 Optional
International Law and the Use of Force LAWDM0111 30 Optional
Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions LAWDM0112 30 Optional
World Trade Law LAWDM0115 30 Optional
International Law and Human Rights LAWDM0123 30 Optional
Maritime Security LAWDM0126 30 Optional
International Criminal Law LAWDM0129 30 Optional
African Human Rights System LAWDM0135 30 Optional
International Law of Labour and Social Rights LAWDM0136 30 Optional
International Commercial Litigation LAWDM1004 30 Optional
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional
If three units from above then one unit from the list below or one foundation unit (see criteria below):
Banking Law LAWDM0005 30 Optional
Carriage of Goods LAWDM0006 30 Optional
Company Law LAWDM0008 30 Optional
Environmental Law LAWDM0013 30 Optional
Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions LAWDM0017 30 Optional
Individual Employment Rights LAWDM0021 30 Optional
Intellectual Property LAWDM0022 30 Optional
Law Gender and Sexuality LAWDM0033 30 Optional
Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom and United States LAWDM0069 30 Optional
Information Technology Law LAWDM0070 30 Optional
International Corporate Finance LAWDM0116 30 Optional
Global Perspectives on Corporate Governance LAWDM0117 30 Optional
Insolvency Law LAWDM0118 30 Optional
European Human Rights Law LAWDM0120 30 Optional
The Law and Policy of Mergers and Acquisitions LAWDM0125 30 Optional
Health Inequalities, Law, and Society LAWDM0130 30 Optional
Public and Global Health Law LAWDM0131 30 Optional
Law and Governance for Mental and Social Well-Being LAWDM0132 30 Optional
Health Law and the Body LAWDM0133 30 Optional
Law, Governance and Health LAWDM0134 30 Optional
One optional foundation unit is permitted if the student has not previously studied in a common law jurisdiction.
Public Law LAWDM0059 30 Optional
Law of Contract LAWDM0061 30 Optional
Law of Tort LAWDM0062 30 Optional
Law of Personal Property and Trusts LAWDM0074 30 Optional
Land Law LAWDM0075 30 Optional
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice LAWDM0086 30 Optional
Constitutional and Substantive EU Law LAWDM0088 30 Optional
LLM International Law   180  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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