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University of Strathclyde - The Law School
Graham Hills Building
Level 7
50 George Street
Glasgow G1 1QF
United Kingdom



The University

The University of Strathclyde has enjoyed success at the prestigious Times Higher Education awards for the third consecutive year, after being named Entrepreneurial University of the Year.

The award was made in recognition of the outstanding culture of entrepreneurship fostered at the University through education, research, mentoring and partnership programmes.

More than two centuries ago, Professor John Anderson shared his vision for a 'place of useful learning' and in doing so laid the groundwork for the University of Strathclyde.

We remain committed to Anderson's vision to this day. Strathclyde is a technological university, a leader in finding solutions to the challenges facing society. We are international in outlook, but locally grounded: we believe that the University must play an essential role
in society through education, research and the development of new technologies and policies.

Although an intrinsic part of Glasgow and the west coast, Scotland's third largest university welcomes students from 100 countries to study at Strathclyde. The University's emphasis on flexible learning programmes, new technology and innovative facilities reflects its commitment to the provision of a 21st century education that is accessible to all.

Our research underpins our education and knowledge exchange to make a significant impact on today's world. Our research power and its continuing growth in areas of strategic
importance - engineering, science, business and social sciences - were confirmed by the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The Strathclyde Business School was rated top in Scotland by a wide margin and in the UK top 10; we achieved the highest 'research power' rating for engineering in Scotland; and our performance was impressive in areas from across the sciences and social sciences.

The Law School

Strathclyde Law School demonstrates the very highest standards in both the quality of its teaching and research expertise. In the last official evaluation of the expertise of all UK universities, (the Research Assessment Exercise 2008), the majority of the Law School?s research output was awarded the highest gradings - 4* world-class or 3* internationally excellent placing us seventh best in the UK (out of 67) and top in Scotland. In other words, Strathclyde Law School's academic staff are among the top experts in their fields, whose research is recognised as being not just nationally but internationally excellent. This high builds on the top (5) rating the Law School was awarded for the quality of its academic expertise in the previous (2001) official Research Assessment Exercise.

In its last official evaluation, the Higher Education (SHEFC) Quality Assurance Agency rated Strathclyde Law School's teaching, learning and assessment as 'exemplary' (the highest rating possible). Furthermore, in April 2012 Strathclyde Law School was ranked 10th out of 96 Law Schools in the UK in the Complete University Guide which also placed the Law School 1st equal in the UK for graduate prospects - positioning Strathclyde as one of the UK's top Law Schools.

We invest heavily in our learning and teaching facilities so that you can make the most of your university experience. The Andersonian Library is one of the finest in Scotland, and offers a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It is particularly well provided with multiple-copy textbooks and has an excellent collection of current journals. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. Students also have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including the major legal databases Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel.

All our students have access to excellent IT facilities. Extensive resources are distributed throughout the computer laboratories and seminar rooms. We have no less than 30 computer laboratories containing more than 1,200 computers. We provide network connectivity in all student residences. There are also 140 radio hot-spots across the University allowing free wireless network access when and where you need it.

Some universities are rooted in the past. At Strathclyde, we look to the future. This is a vibrant, forward-thinking university with a reputation for high-achieving students, academics and researchers. And as you make the big decision as to where you would like to gain your Masters degree (LLM) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), there are a few things you might like to know about us.

Our approachability is an important part of our appeal. In 2005, the University of Strathclyde was rated as the Best University in the UK when it comes to impressing students. The Times Higher Education Supplement asked 10,000 students to rate their university in ten categories. Overall, Strathclyde had more top 20 mentions than any other institution in the UK and was in the top 10 in four employment prospects, course content, teaching quality and the welcoming and accessible location.

Our priority is to help you develop the professional skills and knowledge you need, and employers truly value. We are not an ancient university and wouldn't want to be. What excites us is providing a quality of teaching and research that makes a difference to the world today and tomorrow.

The Program

Taught Masters include LLM and MSc degrees in International Economic Law (IEL), International Law and Sustainable Development (ILSD), Internet Law and Policy (which is also available by online distance learning), Construction Law, Human Rights Law, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Advocacy and Criminal Justice and Penal Change, Employment and Labour Law, Climate Change Law and Policy and Professional Legal Practice. Most Programmes can be undertaken over one year on a full-time basis, or two years on part-time basis.

International Economic Law (IEL)
Today the international market place is increasingly globalised and diffuse. A unique and sophisticated system of trading and related rights and norms has developed through the policy and rule making of global institutions. The course will provide an overview of the philosophical, political and economic context in which these developments have taken place, and a thorough grounding in the key institutions, structures, rules and principles of the world trading system. Furthermore the course offers the opportunity to examine the interplay between other political and civil rights systems.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/internationa…

International Law and Sustainable Development (ILSD)
This programme is specifically designed for graduates who intend to work in the international development sector in management, planning or policy related areas. Specifically, the course will benefit those who need some understanding of the international legal framework and the way in which that framework can operate to limit / facilitate / constrain or shape international development work, as well as confer rights and obligations on various stakeholders.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/internationa…

The purpose of this Masters degree is to give graduates a solid grounding in the structures, rules and principles of those aspects of public international law that impact on sustainable development (including the Millennium Goals) and the focus will be primarily on those aspects of international law known as international economic law’.

Unique to the two programmes above (IEL and ILSD) is the opportunity for LLM students to undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation. Project organisations will have an international focus, either in the UK, or more likely, overseas either in northern or southern countries. Students will undertake projects or field work in partnership with professionals in the local organisation centred around a specific area of law - this area of law will form the subject of the dissertation, enabling students to embed their research and experience within a particular local context, based around the identification of real, local issues.

Internet Law and Policy
Study the legal implications surrounding Information Technology and Telecommunications on the world's longest established postgraduate masters (LLM) course in Internet Law and Policy. Students examine a diverse range of key themes including information security, privacy, intellectual property, telecommunications, e-commerce, internet governance and digital copyright law and policy making. These may be undertaken by attendance at The Law School on the University of Strathclyde's campus, or by internet based distance learning.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/ilp/

Construction Law
The LLM/Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law has been designed to enable lawyers and construction industry professionals to pursue their careers and simultaneously develop a specialised knowledge and understanding of the essential aspects of Construction Law.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/construction…

Human Rights Law
With protection of Human Rights so high on domestic and global agendas, the LLM/PgDip in Human Rights Law is designed to provide invaluable training and insight into this important subject. It will be beneficial to law gradautes as well as activists, lawyers and personnel whose roles bring them into contact with the emerging human rights culture.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/humanrights/

Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Experience in mediation and conflict resolution is becoming essential in business and in the public sector in Scotland. Family, community, small claims, commercial and workplace mediation are already established, while recent legislation has led to the setting up of schemes for Additional Support for Learning and the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission. In addition, a number of professions regard conflict resolution and mediation skills as a key requirement of effective practice. Scotland's first graduate level course in mediation offers a thorough practical and theoretical introduction to this growing area and will be of interest to lawyers, managers, HR professionals, social workers, graduate students of all disciplines with an interest in dispute resolution and practising mediators.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/mediation/

Advocacy
The new LLM in Advocacy, first Masters course of its kind in the UK, has been developed by Dame Elish Angiolini QC, former Lord Advocate and on of the most respected figures in the British legal establishment. Students will study major aspects of the discipline from forensic advocacy in criminal and civil law, mediation, as well as the fundamentals of persuasion and negotiation. The course aims to look at advocacy from a range of angles including the construction and presentation of an arguement and the psychology of persuasion.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/advocacy/

Criminal Justice and Penal Change
The course examines the range of legal, political and social responses across the world to what is widely called 'the penal crisis'. Blending a rigorous understanding of fundamental theory with evidence about real world problems, you will anaylse recent innovations in theory, policy and practice. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the course will enable students to develop a rational and just repsonse to crime.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/cjpc/

Climate Change Law and Policy
This LLM in will provide you with a timely qualification and a highly specialised knowledge in an ever-growing field of law and policy. And it will do so in a flexible way that does not require leaving your current occupation, country or family, only calling for periodical teaching sessions in the unbeatable setting of Cameron House on the shores of the Loch Lomond near Glasgow.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/climate_chan…

Employment and Labour Law
Increased migration of workers and relocation of business operations means that the world of work is changing rapidly. As new labour markets open up, professionals are faced with the challenges of fast changing and dynamic national and international regulatory systems. As domestic employment law continues to develop, albeit increasingly subject to influence from outside the UK and the EU, this course provides an opportunity for lawyers and other professionals from corporate functions such as human resource management to gain a competitive and relevant qualification. The global focus and emphasis on scholarship will appeal to recent graduates from both home/EU and international markets seeking to develop a specialisation in labour market regulation.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/employmentla…

LLM Professional Practice
The LLM in Professional Legal Practice is an opportunity for aspiring and current lawyers to gain a full masters degree through part-time study. The LLM acknowledges work already undertaken as part of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice or English Legal Practice Course. The Masters qualification is awarded upon completion of a legal Research methods module and a 15,000 word dissertation with an in-depth focus on an area of law/practice of the student?s choice.
Apply here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/courses/law/courses/plp/apply/

LLM English Law (programme subject to validation and accreditation)
Please contact: [email protected]

Research Degrees
A commitment to research lies at the heart of the Law Schools mission. As a School we embrace a wide range of approaches to legal research doctrinal, socio-legal, philosophical and historical and produce leading research which sits at the forefront of academic and policy debates. Due to the broad spectrum of academic interest, research degrees - LLM; MPhil; PhD may be considered in a wide range of specialist areas of law, including:

· Administrative Justice
· Competition Law
· Computers and the Law
· Criminal Law
· Criminal Justice and Criminology
· Environmental and Planning Law
· European Law
· Family Law
· Financial Services Regulation
· Human Rights Law
· International Business Law
· Legal Education
· Medical Law
· Law of Obligations
· Regulation
· Social Welfare Law
· Socio-Legal Studies

The Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences is a new and dynamic faculty, which already enjoys an excellent reputation across the spectrum of humanities and social sciences.

Through our core activities of research, knowledge exchange and education, we aspire to generate new ideas, knowledge and skills to increase our understanding of the world, and strive to make a significant contribution to the economy, society and culture of Scotland and beyond.

We invest heavily in our learning and teaching facilities so that you can make the most of your university experience. The Andersonian Library is one of the finest in Scotland, and offers a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It is particularly well provided with multiple-copy textbooks and has an excellent collection of current journals. It also has duplicate sets of key law report series, houses extensive collections in government publications and other related areas. Students also have access to a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including the major legal databases Westlaw, Lexis and Lawtel.

All our students have access to excellent IT facilities. Extensive resources are distributed throughout the computer laboratories and seminar rooms. We have no less than 30 computer laboratories containing more than 1,200 computers. We provide network connectivity in all student residences. There are also 140 radio hot-spots across the University allowing free wireless network access when and where you need it. And we run the largest undergraduate laptop initiative in the UK - a commitment to providing students with easy access to the most appropriate, high quality and affordable technology.

To find out more about Strathclydes excellent student support services including financial, accommodation and careers advice - visit: www.strath.ac.uk/studentaffairs/

Entry Requirements

Candidates are expected to possess a first or second class honours degree from a
UK University or a qualification recognised as equivalent. Alternatively, other qualifications in a field relevant to the subject may be considered.

Students whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with no grade below 6 in any component, or a minimum TOEFL score of 92 with minimum score of 21 in Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 22 for Speaking.

Application Procedure

Prospective students should apply via the the School site at: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/postgraduate/postgradu…

Applications will normally be processed within two three weeks. Application deadline is normally Mid-August in each year, with courses commencing October, however, late applications may be considered if places remain on the course.

Tuition and Fees

Up to date fee information is available from the School or by visiting www.strath.ac.uk/tuitionfees/

Financial Aid

LORD HOPE POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Law School is delighted to announce the launch of the Lord Hope Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. Under this initiative, up to twelve partial scholarships of £1,000 each shall be available for applicants across our range of LLM/MSc programmes in the academic year 2014/15. The awards shall be granted on a competitive footing offered on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Application can be made here: www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/lawschool/postgraduate/postgradu…

In addition to the financial award, the successful applicants shall also be invited to attend a celebratory dinner hosted by patron of the scheme and Emeritus Professor of the Law School, the Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead KT, PC, FRSE, former Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session, Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and most recently Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

The scholarships are available in the following programmes:

LLM Human Rights
LLM International Economic Law
LLM International Law of Sustainable Development
LLM/MSc Criminal Justice and Penal Change
LLM/MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution
LLM Advocacy
LLM/MSc Employment and Labour Law Studies
LLM Climate Change Law and Policy
LLM Internet Law/LLM Information Technology and Telecoms Law
LLM Construction Law
LLM Professional Practice
LLM English Law (programme subject to validation and accreditation)

GREAT Scholarships
Scholarships of £3000 available for Indian applicants, more information can be found here:
www.strath.ac.uk/rio/postgraduatescholarships/award_771767_e…

More Scholarships and Funding Information
www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Further Financial Information

The University’s student finance officer can provide advice and assistance to
students. Contact the student finance officer on +44 (0)141 548 4331 or email
[email protected].

Location

Scotland's largest city is well known for its friendliness and its sense of style. Elegant buildings, outstanding art collections, a flourishing music scene and fashionable bars, restaurants and shopping mean that you will never be at a loss for something to do and see.
Many of Scotland's arts organisations are based in Glasgow - the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to name but a few. Glasgow is also home to the Mitchell Library, the largest public library in Europe, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland's most popular visitor attraction. Glasgow may buzz with life and activity, but it also provides plenty of opportunity to unwind. Did you know that 'Glasgow' means 'dear green place'? With more than 70 parks and green spaces, you can easily discover a haven away from the rush of modern urban life.

For fans of the outdoors, the stunning Trossachs and Highlands are just a short drive or bus journey away from the University. You can enjoy a wide variety of activities such as hillwalking, sailing and skiing. Or you could hop on a boat to one of Scotland's many
islands and enjoy picturesque landscapes and fascinating wildlife. In addition to rural sights, you can visit Edinburgh, which is just 40 miles east of Glasgow. From the sophisticated shops and bars of the New Town to the quirky cobbled streets of the medieval Old
Town, the capital begs to be explored. Equally, history, culture and entertainment characterise Scotland's other towns and cities, including Inverness, Aberdeen and Stirling.

Accommodation

Postgraduate students who are new to Glasgow are given priority for one year in accommodation provided they meet all the conditions of entry (academic and financial) by 1st September in the year of admission.

www.strath.ac.uk/accommodation/ouraccommodation/

telephone: +44 (0)141 548 3561
fax: +44 (0)141 548 4030
Email: [email protected]

Student Life

The University of Strathclyde has been established in the heart of Glasgow for over 210 years.

In choosing Strathclyde, you join a vibrant community of over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries, attracted by our academic reputation and stimulating environment.

Our students' Strathclyde experience is at the heart of what we do. During your time here, you will benefit from a range of support services, whatever your field of study and whatever type of degree you choose. We offer mentoring and support for early career researchers,
training events and careers assistance for all students and targeted support and English language instruction for overseas students.

You will enjoy life on campus and in Glasgow, thanks to the many clubs and activities available at the University and to the restaurants, shopping and nightlife available on your doorstep in the city centre.

Program Information

Full-Time
Programs
  • LLM in Advocacy
  • LLM in Construction Law
  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law
  • LLM in International Economic Law
  • LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development
  • LLM / MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change
  • MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • LLM Climate Change Law and Policy
  • LLM / MSc Employment Law and Policy
  • LLM Professional Legal Practice
  • LLM English Law
Program Features
  • The above subjects are all also offered as Postgraduate Diplomas (PgDIP) and also as Postgraduate Certificates (except Construction Law and Advocacy)
  • English Law LLM program subject to validation and accreditation
  • Strathclyde University Glasgow participates in the European Legal Informatics Study Programme EULISP
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website
Part-Time
Programs
  • LLM in Advocacy
  • LLM in Construction Law
  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law
  • LLM in International Economic Law
  • LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development
  • LLM / MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change
Program Features
  • The above LL.M. subjects are all also offered as Postgraduate Diplomas (PgDIP) and also as Postgraduate Certificates (except Construction Law)
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website
Distance Learning
Programs
  • LLM in IT & Telecommunications Law
Program Features
  • The distance learning LLM in IT Law and Telecommunications Law was started by Strathclyde University Glasgow in 1994 and has become a fully fledged Internet based distance learning course leading to either a postgraduate Diploma or Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Information Technology Law and Telecommunications Law
Language of Instruction
  • English
Program Website

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