Social Care Law (LLM)
1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise to contribute more profound understanding and insight into your professional or independent practice through the development of intellectual competence and postgraduate skills.
Community care law and the law relating to people with mental health problems affects virtually every person in the
The programme’s two core modules explore the origins of the law in both fields: the growth of the asylum and the development of the Poor Law. They critically analyse the current legal regimes and as well as the policy, research and theoretical socio-legal contexts in which these legal regimes exist.
Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the LLM Social Care Law programme. Their other two modules can be chosen from those listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University.
Depending on the programme and the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.
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- Priority access to conferences organised by the Centre for Health and Social Care Law.
Suitable for graduates from any field who wish to study social care law – the law as it impacts on disabled, elderly and ill people in need of social care support – at an advanced level.
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered. Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS (with no less than 6.0 in any element) or 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
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Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6102
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