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This programme was one of the first of its kind in Europe and now has an established international reputation. Following the various treaty amendments and rounds of accessions, the European Union has given rise to a continuous burgeoning of legislative and judicial activity. Unprecedented challenges and opportunities are therefore available to lawyers, whether they intend working in private practice, commerce and industry, government legal service or the Union itself. The programme aims to develop the expertise for employment in any of the many areas for which those trained in EU law are in great demand, for example, for those involved in law and policy in the recent rounds of accession. As part of the LLM programme you will have the opportunity to visit the institutions of the EU in Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels for a week, usually during the Spring Term. Although not obligatory, this accompanied tour is regarded as an important part of the educational activity of LLM students who are encouraged to participate, as it is an invaluable chance to see at first hand the workings of these institutions. The cost of the tour in February 2008 was ?285. You will also have the opportunity to attend the yearly Lasok Lecture. Past speakers of this lecture have included EU Commissioners, judges and MPs. This lecture ensures the Exeter academic community, including LLM students, stay in touch with international debate on the key question of European integration. The method of teaching is by small seminar groups. You will be expected to prepare papers in advance on a given topic which you will then present at the following seminar, under the guidance of the appropriate module supervisor. Full details about this programme can be found on the School's European Law LLM webpage. Entry requirements A Law degree of at least a 2:1 Honours or equivalent, and a sound understanding of the basic principles of public and private law. We are happy to consider students with qualifications or degrees other than in Law, eg Accountancy or Business Studies, if qualifications include a substantial legal element, or if you can demonstrate substantial relevant legal experience. If you are an international student who does not meet the entry requirements the University will automatically consider you for the INTO Graduate Diploma, which on successful completion will enable you to enroll onto a Law LLM. Programme structure Total credits required: 180 Compulsory modules * Dissertation (60) Option modules 120 Credits from: * Aspects of European Private Law (15) * EC Competition Law (15) * EC Consumer Law (30) * EC Consumer Protection (15) * EC Consumer Protection and Advertising (15) * EC Internal Market Law (30) * Environmental Law (30) * European Community Litigation (30) * European Company Law (30) * European Convention on Human Rights (30) * European Environmental Law and Regulation (15) * International and European Refugee Law (30) * Modern European Commercial Legal History (30) * Monetary Movements, Monetary Union and Financial Services in the EU (15) Please note, caveats exist relating to option choices listed above. Assessment All taught modules are assessed by essays and by a dissertation on an approved subject. The essays are handed in for assessment twice yearly. The dissertation is submitted for assessment by 15th September in the year in which you are first assessed. These assessments may be supplemented by oral examination. If you fail to meet the standard for the degree but reach an appropriate lower standard, you may be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate.

This programme was one of the first of its kind in Europe and now has an established international reputation. Following the various treaty amendments and rounds of accessions, the European Union has given rise to a continuous burgeoning of legislative and judicial activity. Unprecedented challenges and opportunities are therefore available to lawyers, whether they intend working in private...

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