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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.57k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 17.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Europe is developing as a market in terms of land through continental and cross-border transactions, the migration of people from one country to another and the rapid rise in the purchase of second homes. Developing a thorough knowledge and understanding of land law, which underpins so many of these transactions, is therefore vital for professionals working in related fields.

    The School of Law is leading the way in the field of European land law, with the first postgraduate course in England devoted specifically to land law in its European and comparative aspects. This programme offers the opportunity to study a unique combination of subjects that are taught by highly-respected academic researchers who are acknowledged specialists in the field. As a result, you will gain a unique qualification and you will be well-placed to pursue your chosen career with specialist and in-depth knowledge of this important area.

    Career opportunities
    This programme will appeal to solicitors who advise private and commercial cross-border clients; associated professionals such as bankers, estate agents and development advisors; academic comparative lawyers from the UK and English speakers from Europe as well as recent law graduates from UK and European universities.

    Students are free to select any four subjects from the list below and will also write a dissertation on a subject of their choice.

    Option modules:

    * LAWS6077 Commercial Conflict of Laws & International Litigation
    * LAWS6070 Commercial fraud and money laundering
    * LAWS6066 Commercial Secured Financing
    * LAWS6080 Comparative Land Laws of Europe
    * LAWS6081 Corporate Governance
    * LAWS6083 European Land Law
    * LAWS6098 Remedies and Commercial Litigation under EU Law
    * LAWS6085 European Trusts, Succession and Private Taxation
    * LAWS6063 International tax law
    * LAWS6086 International Commercial Arbitration
    * LAWS6064 International Trade Law
    * LAWS6071 Internet Law
    * LAWS6102 Law of the marine environment
    * LAWS6069 Law of Unjust Enrichment
    * LAWS6101 EU Competition Law

    Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    A Second Class Bachelor's Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. Access to the internet, Word Processor (MS Word compatible) and an email address are also required; webcams desirable.Language requirementsIn accordance with University regulations, applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English by offering one of the recognised tests in English. Alternatively, you should supply evidence that you have undertaken formal study in English at an institution that teaches award-bearing programmes in English.The following test scores are accepted for direct entry:IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.5 Reading and Writing orTOEFL 617 (paper-based) orTOEFL 105 (internet based).A score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580/92 together with satisfactory completion of the six week LLM Pre-sessional programme on English legal language and skills will be accepted. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 617 TOEFL iBT® test: 105 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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