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Course starts: 12 October 2020Apply now
The Law Department at Sunderland is well-respected, and our Master of Laws will add to your credentials in an area in which you already practise or are proposing to work.
On this course, you’ll undertake two core modules: ‘Criminal Law and Justice’ and ‘International Perspectives in Law’. You will also choose a further two options that match your particular career ambitions and intellectual interests.
You will be taught by passionate academics who produce internationally-excellent research.
A typical week for you will include a wide variety of teaching and learning methods, including weekly three-hour workshops. These are interactive and require a high level of preparation. The research project and dissertation are supervised by your tutor.
Your progress will be assessed by written coursework, usually a 5,000 word essay for each taught module.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is
in law or a related discipline. We also welcome applications from those with an appropriate level of relevant professional experience.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This LLM course equips you with advanced skills and knowledge in a specialised area of law.
Salaries of law graduates are among the highest of all graduates, and this course will give you an important edge when applying for roles in the Crown Prosecution Service, police, and prison or probation services.
You’ll also be better equipped for applying for training contracts or pupillages if this is appropriate to your career stage.
If you have a good idea for a new business and have the dedication and motivation to make it happen, then we want to hear from you. The Enterprise Place, based on-campus at St Peter's Gate Business Centre, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates to turn their business ideas into reality.
You will have access to free hot desk space, IT facilities, specialist advice and support and business mentors and networking opportunities.
To find out more about how we can help you start a business, please contact the University's Enterprise Team:
Tel: 0191 515 3751
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