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Postgraduate Degrees
LLM Senior Status
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Contents                                      Contact us                                            The School of Law at Leeds

3   The School of Law at Leeds                We hope that this prospectus provides you with        We’re delighted that you’re considering studying      The City of Leeds
    The City of Leeds                         the information you need but if you have any          a postgraduate degree here in the School of Law.
                                              further queries please contact the School directly.                                                         only a short walk from the bustling shops,
                                                                                                    the Senior Status LLM offers a sound and
                                                                                                                                                          boutiques, art-galleries, cinemas, bars,
                                                                                                    prestigious grounding in legal knowledge and
4   LLM Senior Status Qualifying Law Degree                                                                                                               restaurants and cafes of the city centre, the
                                              Postgraduate Admissions                               skills to graduates in other disciplines who wish
                                                                                                                                                          university campus is a vibrant place in which to
    Our Taught Postgraduate Programmes        School of Law                                         to convert to law. the School of Law attracts
                                                                                                                                                          live and study.
    Entry Requirements                        1.06b, 20 Lyddon Terrace                              postgraduate students from around the world
                                                                                                    and has a thriving postgraduate community,            Leeds is the fastest growing city in the uK. With
                                              University of Leeds
    Course Content                                                                                  with around 150 taught postgraduate students          its continued prosperity in law, finance, business
                                                                                                    and 40 research students.                             and media, the city offers great employment
                                              LS2 9JT
5   Career Opportunities                                                                                                                                  potential. this is complemented by an exciting
                                              UK                                                    the university of Leeds is one of the largest
                                                                                                                                                          mix of culture, commerce and style, making
                                              Telephone: 0113 343 7573                              research-based universities in the uK and is
                                                                                                                                                          Leeds the primary social hub of the north. rich
                                              (international +44 113 343 7573)                      committed to providing a high quality experience
6   Fees and Funding                                                                                                                                      in history with a growing economy and
                                                                                                    for postgraduate students. the university is part
    How to Apply                              Fax: 0113 343 2452                                                                                          cosmopolitan atmosphere, Leeds remains an
                                                                                                    of the russell Group of twenty leading research
                                              (international +44 113 343 2452)                                                                            affordable student-friendly city and the centre of
                                                                                                    intensive universities in the uK and is already
                                                                                                                                                          a region of great cultural diversity.
                                              Email:                           well on the way to achieving its vision of being
8   Visit Us                                                                                                                                              Leeds is a ’24 hour city’ that is famous for the
                                                                                                    one of the top 50 universities in the world by
                                                                                                    2015. the world-class reputation of the School        diversity and popularity of its nightlife. the city
                                                                                                    is reflected in our 5a grade in the latest research   prides itself on the vitality of its ‘independent’
                                                                                                    assessment exercise, and the School has been          bar scene, whilst its nightclubs offer a
                                                                                                    delivering top class research and teaching since      sophisticated and relaxed clubbing experience
                                                                                                    it was founded in 1899.                               with a wide range of music and ambiences to suit
                                                                                                                                                          all tastes. it is home to a wide variety of theatre,
                                                                                                    the Law School and the university as a whole
                                                                                                                                                          music, film and music venues including the
                                                                                                    offer excellent facilities, especially library and
                                                                                                                                                          legendary university refectory. the annual Leeds
                                                                                                    computer support, and we provide comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                          Film Festival is also one of the leading cinema
                                                                                                    careers advice. the School is moving to a new
                                                                                                                                                          events in the country.
                                                                                                    £12m purpose-built location on the Leeds
                                                                                                    campus in 2010.
                                                                                                    our setting is the exciting city of Leeds, which
                                                                                                    offers many opportunities for career development
                                                                                                    and entertainment, as well as being, according to
                                                                                                    the recently published rBS Student Living index,
                                                                                                    the most cost-effective place in the uK for study.
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LLM Senior Status Qualifying Law Degree                                                                       LLM Senior Status Qualifying Law Degree
This postgraduate degree offers a sound and
prestigious grounding in legal knowledge and skill
                                                       Course Content
                                                       as the Senior Status LLM programme is designed
                                                                                                              Career Opportunities                                    Many eu and international students have
                                                                                                                                                                      successfully completed the LLM programme and
to graduates in other disciplines who wish to          for non-law graduates who would like to convert to     the senior status LLM is designed to meet               have gone on to practise in non-uK jurisdictions,
convert to law.                                        a qualifying law degree, it covers all the necessary   the needs of those looking to pursue careers            although applicants should make independent
                                                       core Law subjects:                                     as professional lawyers, either as barristers or        enquiries of professional bodies in their home
this degree has been designed for applicants
                                                                                                              solicitors. the LLM programme has received              countries where relevant, where requirements
wanting to qualify as professional lawyers. the        •   Constitutional Law
                                                                                                              recognition from the Law Society and Bar Council        for professional qualification may be different.
programme is recognised in england and Wales by        •   Contract
                                                                                                              as a ‘Qualifying Degree’, so that successful
the Solicitors regulation authority and by the Bar     •   English Legal System                                                                                       Past LLM students have obtained traineeships
                                                                                                              graduates may continue directly to the second
Council as a ‘qualifying degree’. this means it        •   European Law                                                                                               with prominent international solicitors firms, have
                                                                                                              stage of professional qualification (the Legal
covers all necessary core subjects for this purpose.   •   Torts                                                                                                      secured prestigious Bar scholarships, and have
                                                                                                              Practice Course or Bar Vocational Course), and
it should be pointed out that professional             •   Criminal Law                                                                                               gone on to extremely successful legal careers.
                                                                                                              thereafter to solicitor traineeship or bar pupillage.
requirements in Scotland and non-uK jurisdictions      •   Equity and Trusts                                                                                          Some have continued with academic careers, via
                                                                                                              the School of Law has an arrangement with the
are different, and the applicant should make           •   Land Law                                                                                                   Masters by research qualifications and Doctorates.
                                                                                                              College of Law to provide places on the Legal
independent enquiries of professional bodies in        in the second year students may choose one elective                                                            the LLM qualification also opens doors to a range
                                                                                                              Practice Course for any of our LLM graduates
their home country where relevant.                     module. there is also a compulsory Dissertation                                                                of other careers such as diplomacy, international
                                                                                                              who obtain a Pass grade.
the School of Law has entered into an                  which accounts for one-sixth of the degree grading,                                                            development, management, and commerce.
arrangement with the College of Law to provide         and students are expected to work on their
places on the Legal Practice Course (the               Dissertation over the summer vacation.                 “I really enjoyed my time at Leeds. I found the
professional training course for solicitors) for                                                              tutors to be approachable and keen to forward our
any of our graduates who obtain a lower second                                                                personal development as future lawyers. I especially
class degree or better. For the LLM students           Comments from LLM graduates                            appreciated the close tutor/pastoral care offered to
who are graded on a different scale, a pass            “I’ve found the course very exciting and very          me. I felt supported every step of the way.”
satisfies this requirement.                            challenging as well. The course is not easy but it’s   Former LLM student who is now taking a Masters
                                                       very rewarding – there are wonderful staff who are     by Research, having achieved a Commendation
                                                       very supportive. What can I say about Leeds –          for the Law Practice Course at the College of Law.
Entry requirements                                     wow! It’s a very vibrant, international city.”         Future plans include a traineeship with a
a good upper Second class Bachelor (honours)           Selma Shimutwikeni from Namibia                        prestigious London firm and possible PhD.
degree is required, or non-uK equivalent.

                                                       “Hard work but worth it! I chose the Leeds
Language requirements                                  course because it was a Masters course and not
applicants need to gain a toeFL score (paper-          a postgraduate Diploma, and particularly
based test) of at least 600 with 4.0 on the test of    appreciated the opportunity to do a long
Written english (tWe); or (computer based test) of     Dissertation.”
at least 250 with 4.0 on essay writing; or (internet   Former LLM student who secured a scholarship
based test) of at least 100 with at least 22 in        for the Bar Vocational Course, and is now
listening, 24 in reading, 24 in speaking and 25 in     undertaking pupillage in leading London
writing; or a minimum ieLtS (academic) score of        barristers’ chambers.
6.5 in reading and listening, and at least 6.0 in
writing and speaking.
                                                       this is based to a great extent on coursework; a
Teaching methods                                       mark of at least 50 must be attained in each
Modules are taught by lectures and by Masters          subject in order to obtain a Pass. the emphasis
level seminars. there are two 11-week semesters        on research skills, developed through Masters level
in each academic year, and in addition the             seminars, coursework and the dissertation, is
summer between the first and second years is           valued highly by employers.
intended for Dissertation preparation.                 For more information on the LLM, including
                                                       module details, please see our website at:
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Fees and funding

Course fees                                          Modern Law Review Scholarships
the fees listed here are for courses starting        the Modern Law review has decided to make
in 2008. For up-to-date information on course        available up to £25,000 in financial support for
fees please see our website at:                      research students engaged on doctoral research                   on any subject broadly within the publishing
                                                     interests of the review. the amount of any
Home/EU students
                                                     award to be made will be at the discretion of the
Full-time - £3,300
                                                     review, though it is not envisaged that an award
Part-time - £1,650                                   will normally exceed £5,000. awards will be
International students                               made annually, though provision may be made for
new students - £9,700                                renewal. nominations for a scholarship must be
returning students* - £9,200                         submitted to the Secretary of the review no later
*See loyalty scholarships below for more detail      than 1st May. Guidelines on the submission of
                                                     nominations for awards are available from:
the fees for international students are higher
than for a uK/eu student because the uK
government subsidises the fees for eu students.
the academic fee charged by the university           How to apply
covers normal tuition and examination costs as       informal inquiries from applicants are particularly
well as membership of the Students’ union.           welcome. Please contact the Postgraduate office
Fees must be paid in full before you can register    in the first instance at:
unless you are to be a self-supporting student,      Postgraduate Office, School of Law, 20 Lyddon
in which case you may apply to pay your fees         Terrace, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
in two instalments.                                  Tel: 44 (0) 113 343 7573
                                                     Fax: 44 (0) 113 343 2452
Scholarships / Loyalty Scholarships (all students)   You can now apply online at:
Scholarships are at a rate of 10% (for each year
of full-time study) towards the cost of any fees     Supporting documents may be sent by electronic
not covered by another scholarship to everyone       means such as fax or scanned and attached to an
who has already successfully graduated from          email for initial consideration.
the School of Law – university of Leeds.
You do not formally apply for this scholarship
as we pay the money directly to the Fees office
at registration.
nB: the Loyalty Scholarship cannot be held at
the same time as any other Scholarship offered
by the School of Law.

Country specific scholarships
Students from the following countries will receive
a scholarship of £1,500 towards their study.
these are available at postgraduate taught and
postgraduate research levels.
India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda,
Tanzania, Malaysia, Singapore

University of Leeds Scholarships
the university of Leeds also offers a variety
of scholarships for postgraduate students -
please consult the scholarships website:             image: our 2007 student cohort outside the                      entrance to the School of Law
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Visit Us
there are two Faculty Graduate School open Days
held each year which give you an opportunity to
speak to staff from the School of Law as well as
current students within the Faculty and also to
look around the campus.
For full details see the Graduate School website at:
international students who may be unable to visit
may like to speak to one of the many university
representatives around the world who can provide
invaluable help and guidance. For a full list of our
agents and their locations please see our
international office website at:
Contact us
We hope that this prospectus provides you
with the information you need but if you have any
further queries please contact the School directly.
Postgraduate Admissions, School of Law
1.06b, 20 Lyddon Terrace,
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
Tel 44 (0) 113 343 7573
Fax 44 (0) 113 343 2452

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