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University of Huddersfield

University Rd, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
Spread over three campuses in Huddersfield, Oldham and Barnsley, the University of Huddersfield  helps thousands of students, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year. The University of Huddersfield is known as a growing centre of research and excellence. Its academic staff are continually rated as providing high quality teaching in an exciting and stimulating environment. The university boasts an impressive record for graduate employment, with 93.7% of its students in work or further study six months after graduating. The university is known to have excellent links with industry and every year over 2,000 of its students take part in work placements. Millions of pounds have been spent on campus development over the past five years, ensuring that Huddersfield students have access to some of the best facilities in the country. Its campuses also have vibrant social scenes and a very active Students’ Union  with more than 70 clubs and societies.

The Law School

Huddersfield has a number of taught postgraduate courses which are designed to be as flexible as possible, knowing the commitments that many students will have whilst working towards your qualification. Students can study for either a Master’s degree or Postgraduate diploma on a full or part-time basis. Several subjects (including the LLM program) offer distance learning opportunities.

Tuition Fees

Huddersfield is currently working to set its fees for home and EU at a level that means it can continue to offer its students the excellent education you expect. The university will update its web pages as soon as it are able to publish our fees, and will also issue a message via iHud, its personalised web page for enquirers and existing applicants featuring all the latest news about life at the University.

The Program

The University of Huddersfield offers the LLM by Distance Learning which is recognised by the Law Society for Continuing Professional Development purposes.

Course Content
LLM students at Huddersfield study the compulsory module Legal Research Methods in their first term, as well as Introduction to Law if their first degree was not a Law degree. During the first term, the modules taken will total 60 credits. Followed by a further 60 credits in the second term. The final term is dedicated to the dissertation.

Each named route has compulsory modules which are also available as options on the general LLM.

Core modules:

- Legal Research Methods
- Introduction to Law 15 credits (for non-Law graduates)
- Dissertation
- Commercial Law
- Private International Law
- Public International Law

Option modules:
- Employment Law
- Global Intellectual Property Rights
- International Criminal Law
- Law & Practice of International Trade

Appropriate modules are also available from other programs but students can only take one module of no more than 15 credits.

Teaching and Assessment
All of the modules offered start with introductory lectures. Students are then encouraged to engage in academic discourse through the analysis of cases, journal articles and research papers in seminars. Student achievement is assessed through 100% coursework in the form of problem solving exercises, essays, seminar papers and on-line discussion. All modules are supported by the University’s virtual learning environment.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree in Law or a related subject.