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Suitable for: Graduates from any field who wish to study social care law ? the law as it impacts on disabled, elderly and ill people in need of social care support ? at an advanced level. Offers knowledge and expertise: to contribute more profound understanding and insight into your professional or independent practice through the development of intellectual competence and postgraduate skills. Community care law and the law relating to people with mental health problems affects virtually every person in the UK at some time in their lives. The law and policy in these areas underpin expenditure of over ?30 billion per annum. It directs the employment of many hundreds of thousands of professionals and lay advocates in the statutory and independent sectors as well as affecting the lives of over 6 million carers. Despite the fundamental importance of the law in these fields, its study has been largely neglected by University Masters programmes. The LLM in Social Care Law addresses this omission by focusing on community care and mental health law, policy and practice in England and Wales. The programme?s two core modules explore the origins of the law in both fields: the growth of the asylum and the development of the Poor Law. They critically analyse the current legal regimes and as well as the policy, research and theoretical socio-legal contexts in which these legal regimes exist. Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the LLM (Social Care Law) route. Their other two modules can be chosen from those listed in any other route or from a combination of routes, including modules offered by another School in the University. For more information please see our website. Depending on the route and the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on and off campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter. Special features of this route: ? Full-time programmes are available. ? Priority access to conferences organised by the Centre for Health and Social Care. For more information please see http:www.law.cf.ac.ukdegreeprogrammespgtsocial_care

Suitable for: Graduates from any field who wish to study social care law ? the law as it impacts on disabled, elderly and ill people in need of social care support ? at an advanced level. Offers knowledge and expertise: to contribute more profound understanding and insight into your professional or independent practice through the development of intellectual competence and postgraduate skills....

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