University of Derby

Master of Law LLM - Máster en Derecho

University of Derby
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Derby
  • Precio:
    UK/EU students £580 per module
    International students Full time: £12000
    We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries for EU and Overseas students
  • Comienzo:
    Enero 2018
  • Lugar:
    Kedleston road
    Derby DE22 1GB
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:


The course combines academic and theoretical knowledge. You will develop your understanding of the interaction between law and policy at an international level, enabling you to contribute to organisations and commercial enterprises operating within the global policy arena.
Specialist pathways
After the Postgraduate Certificate stage of the course, you can choose to follow a specific pathway towards one of these specialist LLM awards:
LLM (Commercial Law)
LLM (Corporate and Financial Law)
LLM (International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom)
LLM (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law)
LLM (Transnational Criminal Law)


a good honours degree or relevant experience
if your first language is not English, you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 7)


The course is made up of three stages - Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and LLM.
Postgraduate Certificate in Law
You’ll study this module:
Legal Scholarship
You’ll enhance your research, communication and independent study techniques, which will help you throughout your Masters degree and will also assist with your personal and professional development. This module provides a stepping stone if you wish to present your work at conferences or have your work published. The skills you develop will also be of direct relevance if you are seeking to undertake a PhD and will help you progress through the early stages of a research career.
You’ll also choose an additional two modules from the wide-ranging list of options below.
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
At the Postgraduate Diploma stage, students continue to select modules based on whether they are studying the general LLM pathway or a specialist named pathway:
LLM (Commercial Law)
LLM (Corporate and Financial Law)
LLM (International Protection of Human Rights and Personal Freedom)
LLM (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law)
LLM (Transnational Criminal Law)
If you plan to progress to the non-specialised LLM, you will study three modules from the list of options below. If you are taking a specialist LLM pathway, you will study prescribed modules which align with the pathway specialism, alongside option modules which you can select to match your individual interests. See the relevant web pages for each course for a full description.
Whichever route you’ve chosen, you’ll study this core module:
Independent Studies
This final module gives you the opportunity to develop deep and specialist knowledge through robust legal scholarship. You will use the intellectual skills you’ve gained during your course to carry out an extensive investigation of a significant topic. You will be supported throughout by a member of our law team with expertise in the area you choose to research.

Optional modules:
Business Crime - insights into the latest challenges facing businesses and organisations when dealing with white collar criminals
Clinic - a unique opportunity, through a work placement, to investigate and research ‘real life’ legal problems or issues arising from the provision of legal services within a niche area that aligns with your selected pathway and is relevant to your general or specialist area of study
Commercial Theories - an introduction to influential theories regarding the growth of commercial activity and how these theories relate to the evolution of commercial laws
Company Law - examining how the law has developed to regulate and accommodate the needs of corporate identities
Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution - a close look at the complex and interconnected contractual relationships required to complete construction projects
Corporate Governance - exploring corporate governance in relation to both the public and private sectors, including the roles of shareholders, general stakeholders, auditors and the company secretary
Counter-terrorism and Human Rights - providing a unique insight into the role of international organisations such as the UN in maintaining peace and security and the impact of counter-terrorism strategies on human rights
Cybercrime and the Internet - evaluating cybercrime and its relevance in today’s society, including the legislation and case law which strive to keep pace with this rapidly evolving form of criminality
Evidence and Digital Investigation - examining the legalities surrounding recovery of evidence from hardware, including all types of digital storage media
Information and Communication Technology Law - deepening your understanding of laws and procedures covering the control and operation of the internet, communication systems and other interactive technologies
Intellectual Property in the Digital Age - examining the legal principles and procedures relating to ownership, use and control of information in the context of the internet and other digital media
International Banking and Finance Law - an overview of the contextual applications of the laws on financial regulation and banking within a global context
International Commercial Arbitration - focusing on the rules that govern arbitration agreements and arbitral tribunals, proceedings and awards, including the New York Convention and Uncitral Model Law
International Criminal Law - providing comprehensive knowledge of the growing body of concepts and principles which step beyond the context of national jurisdiction
International Economic Law and Development - exploring the legal framework of international economic relations, with emphasis on international trade, international monetary law and international development law
International Trade and Human Rights - examining the economic and jurisprudential justifications for engagement in multilateral trade, their alignment with the development and realisation of economic, social and cultural rights for citizens within a global economy, and contemporary international economic relationships in light of their impact on human rights
National and International Sale of Goods - examining the sequence and legal implications of contracts engaged in the sale and movement of goods nationally and internationally
Open Source Intelligence and Privacy - covering the practical and ethical issues relating to the balance between freedom of information, data protection and privacy
Public International Law - charting the historical development and application of the legal rules established to regulate relations between states
The Law and Investigation of Human Rights Violations - deepening your understanding of the regime for the protection of human rights at regional and international level

Salidas profesionales

As a Derby LLM graduate, you will be highly sought after by employers because you can demonstrate a unique specialisation in the areas of law and criminal justice, evidenced by your final dissertation. 
It gives you a genuine advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

If you are already in employment, the particular benefit of our LLM is that you can combine modules to create a programme of study which reflects your specific vocation and future employment and career aspirations. In a turbulent world where professional roles and career pathways are constantly evolving, the Derby LLM offers you the flexibility and skill set to adapt to meet employers’ requirements and your own professional development needs.

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