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Postgraduate Taught Courses

Law (Masters Stage Award) 


This course gives you the opportunity to top up your existing qualification to a full LLM degree by dissertation.

This course enables you to update and further your knowledge and skills in any aspect of Law that is of interest to you. You could focus on a theoretical perspective, but it also allows you to carry out research into new and changing areas of legal practice and apply legal theory to practical organisational situations.

Your research will allow you to underpin your professional knowledge with a research focus and allow you to keep your professional qualifications up-to-date.

The completion of such a research project can increase your competitive edge and make you more marketable to future employers.

The course is completed in two stages; firstly there are two Research Methods workshops which prepare you to undertake your research and guide you as to the research methodologies that your work should utilise. The second stage is the completion of your dissertation with the aid of a subject specific supervisor.

The award is flexible to allow the dissertation to be supervised directly through one-to-one meetings with a supervisor or remotely via email and video-conferencing. The course can therefore be built around existing commitments. Flexibility is further enhanced by the ability to study the programme full-time allowing possible completion within six months or part-time allowing a twelve month window for completion.

Typical Modules

  • Dissertation




    top up your professional postgraduate qualification to a Masters in

    Law (LLM)
  • study from anywhere in the world at your own pace, but with full support and supervision

  • online resources


Career Paths

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Crown Prosecutor


How will the course be assessed?

18,000 word dissertation.


Entry requirements

  • you will need a postgraduate qualification in Law (eg. have passed the LPC or BPTC)
  • international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent

Study Options

Can be completed either face-to-face or online. Part-time 




Park, or via online distance-learning

Open Day Dates...

Postgraduate and Professional:

  • 12 June 2014
  • 04 September 2014
    Postgraduate open evening


Course Leader
Andy Vi-Ming Kok
Tel: 01242 715372

Course Administrator
Academic Services Administrator
Tel: 01242 777887

University Of Gloucestershire

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