LLM 12 months full-time, 24 or 36 months part-time
September or January
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.
Coordinator School of Law
Students must complete any four courses from within the LLM Programmes (subject to the approval of the LLM Director), a course in research skills and a dissertation.
For details of courses, please see the individual entries for the LLM programmes.
Prospective applicants should note, however, that the specialist Oil & Gas Law course modules on offer within the LLM Oil & Gas Law programme itself are not available to General Law students. Instead, a module is offered which covers a range of Oil & Gas Law issues which are relevant to non-specialist lawyers.
Assessment is based on a combination of written examination at the end of the relevant semester and one or more course essays. In addition, students must complete a course in research methods and a dissertation on a topic within the specialism. The dissertation is planned and written between March and August each year. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.
Teaching is organised on a modular basis. There are two 12-week semesters, the first beginning at the end of September, the second at the end of January. Students can join either in September or January. Examinations are held at the end of each semester, in January and May. The dissertation is submitted at the beginning of September each year, regardless of start date. Courses are offered subject to the availability of staff, sufficient enrolment and sabbatical arrangements.
Normally a 2(i) Honours degree in Law, or another related discipline, or equivalent.
The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements
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