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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

LLM Law and Social Justice

Programme code:LLM-LAW/LSJFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Mitchell Travis Contact

Part time variant available

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Normally an upper second class degree or non-UK equivalent and English Language IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Law

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Law

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- Provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, policies and practices at the forefront of contemporary understanding of Law and Social Justice;
- Provide students with the opportunity to study Law and Social Justice is an inter-disciplinary context with a range of modules provided by the School of Law as well as the School of Sociology and Social Sciences to an understanding of the extent to which social change promotes / find expression in the reshaping of the law as well as the converse. The programme of necessity reflects this reality in its module options.
- Encourage students to develop other transferrable skills including strong writing skills critical and analytical thinking skills, and oral presentation skills;
Provide students with the opportunity to undertake independent research and to contribute in seminar discussions to the critical evaluation of issues relating to equal treatment; privilege, prejudice and the fair distribution of resources; and
- Require students to complete a 12,000 word dissertation. During the course of their dissertation they will receive supervision and guidance from their academic supervisor.

As members of the School of Law and also the Centre for Law and Social Justice students will be part of a lively academic environment and will be encouraged to take advantage of the many extra curricula opportunities available. Centre for Law and Social Justice events include:
- The Centre for Law and Social Justice Public Seminar Series, during which UK and international scholars give papers practitioners, academics, students, social policy advocates and others;

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5400MTheories of Social Justice30 creditsSemester 1
LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5780MDissertation60 credits1 Jan to 31 Oct

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 30 credits from the following list of ‘compulsory’ optional modules:

LAW5401MInequalities, Law and Justice30 creditsSemester 2
LAW5405MSocial Care Law: National and International Contexts30 creditsNot running in 201920
LAW5862MHuman Rights and Disabled People 115 creditsSemester 1
LAW5863MHuman Rights and Disabled People 215 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study up to 45 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5330MEuropean Human Rights15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5812MEnvironmental Law15 creditsNot running in 201920
LAW5861MInternational Human Rights30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW5864MGlobal Human Rights Advocacy30 creditsSemester 2
PIED5626MGlobal Justice30 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5301MResearching Society and Culture30 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5302MContested Bodies15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5304MQue(e)rying Sexualities15 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP5305MSocial Policy Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5306MSocial Policy Debates15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5307MQuantitative Research Methods15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5308MQualitative Research Methods15 creditsSemester 2
SLSP5311MDisability and Development15 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP5345MPublic Administration: Policy, Planning and Development in a Globalised World30 creditsSemester 1
SLSP5360MResearching Inequality in the Media30 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 11/09/2019


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