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The Law School at Staffordshire University is recognised as one of the best Law Schools in the country for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional awards. Our Common Professional Examination (CPE) is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board. Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) has received the highest possible SRA rating of ?Commendable Practice? in all areas. Our LLM awards are the acknowledged way to further legal expertise and hone research skills. Choose to complete the LLM Environmental Law at the Staffordshire University Law School and you will be taught by renowned academics and benefit from the expertise that stems from our links with major legal practices. World-class, our Law School is purpose built, well-equipped and offers modern lecture theatres, an excellent Law Library with a Learning Resources Centre, mock courtroom with video facilities, Legal Practice rooms and study rooms. Flexible study Understanding that you may need to balance study around work, our LLM programme offers considerable flexibility in terms of time, content and outcome. You may attend to study the LLM Environmental Law full-time (one morning and afternoon each week) or part-time (one morning or afternoon each week). As well as Law graduates, students with non-Law degrees and from non common Law jurisdictions may study on the LLM. Students may be credited for prior study. What it's about The debate surrounding the notion of globalisation brings to the fore the contentious issues of both Human Rights and Environmentalism. As we begin the second decade of the Millennium, policy makers are increasingly focusing on both areas. As global resources become scarcer, and the planet's human population continues to rise, the legal regulation of the environment and human relationships is imperative. Staffordshire University?s LLM Environmental Law offers you the opportunity to engage with this debate. You will examine the impact of Environmental Law, at a national, regional (European) and International level, to assess its scope, its impact and to critically assess its ability to achieve its stated aims. What you do The LLM award (delivery by attendance) For a general LLM award, you may offer the required credits from any combination of modules available within the programme. The 15-credit single module Legal Research Methodology is compulsory if you do not have postgraduate research training. It is also a good introductory module if you are returning to study after a gap. In addition, if you have graduated in a subject other than Law, or are a Law graduate from a non common-Law jurisdiction, you will normally be required to take part, or all, of the single module. For the award of LLM, where a dissertation is required, that dissertation may be on any legal topic. Please note: not all modules may be offered in any single semester, or indeed in any single academic year, but every effort will be made to accommodate your wishes. LLM awards with Specific Designators To receive a specific named award, such as the LLM Environmental Law, you must study at least 30 credits worth of taught modules in the designated subject area and your dissertation must also be in that area. Where there is the possibility of a number of named routes being available, you will be able to select the designation of your award when you submit your dissertation. DEGREE CLASSIFICATION Masters degrees are awarded in three classifications: pass, merit and distinction. Where next? The LLM Environmental Law is particularly suited to legal practitioners looking for an alternative to the LLM Legal Practice, employees of Non-Government Organisations, in-house practitioners working for large retail corporations and law students seeking a specialist route prior to commencing an LPCBVC. For a full range of career opportunities, please refer to the general LLM award.

The Law School at Staffordshire University is recognised as one of the best Law Schools in the country for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional awards. Our Common Professional Examination (CPE) is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board. Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) has received the highest possible SRA rating of ?Commendable Practice? in all...

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