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Programme structure: Health, Law, and Society (LLM) - what's running in 2021/22

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing, student choice and timetabling constraints.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Dissertation LAWDM1001 60 Mandatory AYEAR
Select 60 credit points by choosing one or two 30 credit point units from List A specialist Health Law Units. If selecting 30 credit points from List A, then also select one 30 credit point unit from the other LLM pathways (as shown in List B) Or one 30 credit point foundation unit (see list and criteria below):
List A
Public and Global Health Law LAWDM0131 30 Optional TB-4
Law and Governance for Mental and Social Well-Being LAWDM0132 30 Optional TB-4
Health Law and the Body LAWDM0133 30 Optional TB-4
If selecting only one 30 credit point specialist Health Law unit from List A, then also select Either one 30 credit point unit from the Law LLM units in List B Or one 30 credit point foundation unit (see list and criteria below):
List B
Company Law LAWDM0008 30 Optional TB-4
Environmental Law LAWDM0013 30 Optional TB-4
Individual Employment Rights LAWDM0021 30 Optional TB-4
Intellectual Property LAWDM0022 30 Optional TB-4
General Principles of International Law LAWDM0026 30 Optional TB-4
Law Gender and Sexuality LAWDM0033 30 Optional TB-4
Corporate Governance in the United Kingdom and United States LAWDM0069 30 Optional TB-4
Information Technology Law LAWDM0070 30 Optional TB-4
Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society LAWDM0089 30 Optional TB-4
World Trade Law LAWDM0115 30 Optional TB-4
International Corporate Finance LAWDM0116 30 Optional TB-4
International Law and Human Rights LAWDM0123 30 Optional TB-4
Maritime Security LAWDM0126 30 Optional TB-4
International Sale of Goods LAWDM0143 30 Optional TB-4
Banking Conduct and Law LAWDM0144 30 Optional TB-4
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional TB-4
Workers, Unions and Collective Labour Rights LAWDM0149 30 Optional TB-4
International Investment Law LAWDM0152 30 Optional TB-4
Insurance Law LAWDM0156 30 Optional TB-4
Financial Markets and Bank Regulation LAWDM0157 30 Optional TB-4
International Law and Armed Conflict LAWDM0158 30 Optional TB-4
International Trade and Investment Law LAWDM0159 30 Optional TB-4
Migration and Labour Exploitation in the Global Economy LAWDM0160 30 Optional TB-4
One 30 credit point optional foundation unit is permitted if the student has not previously studied in a common law jurisdiction.
Public Law LAWDM0059 30 Optional TB-4
Law of Contract LAWDM0061 30 Optional TB-4
Law of Tort LAWDM0062 30 Optional TB-4
Trusts LAWDM0140 30 Optional TB-4
Land Law LAWDM0075 30 Optional TB-4
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice LAWDM0086 30 Optional TB-4
Constitutional and Substantive EU Law LAWDM0088 30 Optional TB-4
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Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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