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A legal advantage. Postgraduate opportunities


The University of Southampton School of Law has forged an excellent reputation with prospective employers and within the professions, both nationally and internationally. If you choose to study at Southampton, you will work with internationally respected academics and experience worldleading research as it happens. Our wide selection of postgraduate programmes offer you the chance to benefit from intensive teaching while building on the skills and knowledge gained during your first degree. Our teaching is student focused, dynamic and intellectually stimulating, supported by superb electronic legal resources that enable all our students to access materials from around the world. We have built a reputation as one of the leading law schools in the UK. Our teaching was declared “excellent” by the Government’s Quality Assurance Agency and we are one of only 11 law schools to have 95% or more of our research output regarded as being of “international standard or above”. Many of our academic staff are leading authors who have written definitive books and articles that are shaping the law today. Their ground-breaking research has contributed to a vast array of module choices across our postgraduate degree programmes. At Southampton, we are proud of our excellent facilities and the services that we guarantee to all our students. Whether you need advice on paying tuition fees, help finding an obscure book, access to the internet or language lessons, we have the technology, services and resources to ensure that your time with us is rewarding and productive.

Contents Studying in the School of Law

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LLM (Master of Laws) Pathways

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Master of Laws

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Commercial and Corporate Law

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European Law

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European and Comparative Property Law 11 International Business Law

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International Law

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Information Technology and Commerce 14  Maritime Law

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New MSc Crime Analysis

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New Distance Learning Programme Information Technology and Telecommunications Law LLM

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Research at the School of Law PhD Programme

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Southampton

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The University of Southampton

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International students

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Making an application

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Careers

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How to find us

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Studying in the School of Law

The LLM (Master of Laws)

Structures All of our programmes consist of a set of taught modules assessed by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation. Research skills sessions and supervision by our staff provide you with the support you need to approach your independent research in a structured way. These sessions are designed to develop study skills and a suitable plan for your independent inquiry.

The LLM (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. Our LLM pathways draw on the highly-acclaimed research strengths of our academic staff that are at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development.

How will you learn? Your understanding of the subjects covered and your ability to use the knowledge and skills gained will be aimed at promoting your academic and professional development. You will experience group work, recognised as vital in your development when looking forward to, or continuing in, a professional role. You will be supported in learning how to form and maintain group cohesiveness to achieve clearly defined outcomes, such as a report, a group presentation or a combination of both reflecting approaches you experience in the work place. You will also be presented with different case

studies that reflect the reality of decision making and problem solving activities in today’s legal environment. Learning alongside other students Throughout your time with us you will be working alongside fellow students from a wide range of cultural and geographical backgrounds. This is a powerful resource and we are particularly keen to encourage you to set up learning networks with other students that may extend beyond the time of your study at Southampton. E-learning E-learning facilities are provided through a learning environment called ‘Blackboard’ which enables access to many additional resources and supporting learning materials. Student support service for learning We will help support your learning needs throughout your time of study. We will provide an induction programme as well as individual support in study skills, where appropriate. You will also be allocated a tutor to support your academic development.

You will register for an LLM (general) or a named LLM from our choice of pathways: - LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law) - LLM (European Law) - LLM (European and Comparative Property Law) - LLM (International Business Law) - LLM (International Law) - LLM (Information Technology and Commerce) - LLM (Maritime Law) Our LLM Master of Laws gives a choice across the full range of our modules – providing a flexible academic programme which can be tailored to suit your own individual interests. You will develop your powers of analysis, legal reasoning and writing skills while exploring four interesting and varied subjects. In today’s competitive market our programmes offer you the chance to enhance your knowledge and develop your skills, preparing you to compete with the best to secure your chosen career. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic. Choice of four modules: -A  dmiralty law -C  arriage by air  arriage of goods by sea -C -C  ommercial conflicts of laws and international litigation -C  omparative civil liberties -C  omparative competition law -C  omparative intellectual property law -C  omparative land laws of Europe  orporate governance -C

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The recently refurbished Library The HartleyHartley Library, Highfield Campus

- EU litigation and European private law -E  uropean land law -E  uropean trusts, succession and private taxation - I nternational commercial arbitration - I nternational business taxation - I nternational law of the sea - I nternational marine and European environmental (liability) law - I nternational protection of human rights - I nternational trade law - I nternet law - L aw of unjust enrichment - L egal regulation of fraud and money laundering -M  arine insurance - S ecured commercial financing -W  orld Trade Organisation law and regional economic integration Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: F ull-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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You will develop an in-depth understanding of the ever-changing world of commercial and corporate law while benefiting from the highest quality research-led teaching.

Commercial and Corporate Law LLM The subject matter is challenging, interesting and relevant to the global trade environment in which we live. We have an excellent reputation and relationships within the professions and are based within easy train access of London and the world’s top global firms and employers.

Choice of four modules:

Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer.

-C  arriage by air -C  arriage of goods by sea -C  ommercial conflicts of laws and international litigation -C  omparative competition law -C  omparative intellectual property law -C  omparative land laws of Europe This postgraduate programme gives you the time C  orporate governance to develop your powers of analysis, legal reasoning  U litigation and European private law E and writing skills while exploring the challenges of E  uropean land law transactional commercial law. You can choose from -E  uropean trusts, succession and private taxation a broad range of module options, which enables you - I nternational commercial arbitration to select a programme of study that is tailored to your - I nternational marine and European environmental individual needs and interests. As a result, you will be (liability) law equipped with the vital tools to rival the best in the - I nternational tax law competitive international market for lawyers. - I nternational trade law The programme is aimed at graduates, attracted to - I nternet law problem solving and academic rigour, who intend - L aw of unjust enrichment to work in the competitive world of commercial and - L egal regulation of fraud and money laundering corporate law. The programme will also meet the needs - M  arine insurance of those already working in commercial practice who - S ecured commercial lending want to move into a new specialism, or broaden and -W  orld Trade Organisation law and regional economic expand their current knowledge of commercial law. integration

Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: Full-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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With in-depth knowledge of this complex area of the law, you will be well positioned to work at the cutting-edge of policy-making and legal practice in the European Union.

European Law LLM As part of the largest market in the world, the effects of European law are all around us. Detailed knowledge of the EU’s structure and the rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union is crucial for all practising lawyers. Our LLM programme offers you the chance to acquire a valuable specialism, leaving you well positioned to pursue the many job opportunities where detailed knowledge of European law is required. To meet your, or your employer’s needs, the programme can also be tailored to suit your own particular requirements and interests. You can, for example, combine your chosen specialist areas, such as competition law, with more general subjects such as European private law. On this programme you will study in detail key aspects of EU law. The School offers considerable strength in this area with research staff actively involved in the School’s Centre for European Law, covering all the core areas of EU law; the work of the European Court of Human Rights; and the protection of civil and political rights in Europe. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Choice of four modules: -C  ommercial conflicts of laws and international litigation -C  omparative civil liberties -C  omparative competition law -C  omparative intellectual property law -C  omparative land laws of Europe -C  orporate governance -E  U litigation and European private law -E  uropean trusts, succession and private taxation - I nternational commercial arbitration - I nternational marine and European environmental (liability) law - I nternational tax law - I nternational trade law - I nternet law - L egal regulation of fraud and money laundering - S ecured commercial lending -W  orld Trade Organisation law and regional economic integration Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: F ull-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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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.

European and Comparative Property Law LLM 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. 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. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Choice of four modules: -C  ommercial conflicts of laws and international litigation -C  omparative civil liberties -C  omparative competition law -C  omparative land laws of Europe -C  orporate governance -E  U litigation and European private law -E  uropean land law -E  uropean trusts, succession and private taxation - I nternational commercial arbitration - I nternational marine and European environmental (liability) law - I nternational tax law - I nternational trade law - L aw of unjust enrichment - L egal regulation of fraud and money laundering - S ecured commercial lending Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: F ull-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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International Business Law LLM

International Law LLM

The capacity to apply business law is a highly sought after skill in today’s competitive, and increasingly interdependent, legal world. Our programme will provide you with an opportunity to expand your knowledge of business law, will develop your analytical, evaluative and research skills and ultimately maximise your career opportunities.

International law is no longer simply a matter for diplomats and international organisations but it is impacting increasingly on the lives of ordinary citizens. Organisations now have to consider the wider issues of international law whether in the context of international human rights and conflict resolution, the environment, or in a business and commercial environment.

We offer a comprehensive range of modules that cover international trade law, business law, competition law, corporate governance, Intellectual Property (IP) and legal regulation. While our students are typically law graduates, this programme will also be of interest to business and legal professionals working in the national and international commercial sector. The programme will leave graduates well prepared for careers in private practice, industry, international organisations, or in government service. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Choice of four modules: -C  arriage by air -C  ommercial conflicts of laws and international litigation -C  omparative competition law -C  omparative intellectual property law -C  omparative land laws of Europe -C  orporate governance -E  uropean land law -E  U litigation and European private law -E  uropean land law -E  uropean trusts, succession and private taxation - I nternational commercial arbitration - I nternational marine and European environmental (liability) law - I nternational tax law - I nternational trade law - I nternet law - L aw of unjust enrichment - L egal regulation of fraud and money laundering - S ecured commercial lending -W  orld Trade Organisation law and regional economic integration Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: Full-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study

Our LLM in International Law offers an excellent professional development opportunity for those working in, or wishing to move into, specialist areas such as international aid and development, international relations, and international security. This programme, led by eminent researchers in the field, also places graduates well to compete for the many career opportunities that arise in related areas, such as public service, journalism, international business, and academia where a broad understanding of international legal issues is required. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Choice of four modules: - Carriage by air - Commercial conflicts of laws and international litigation - Comparative civil liberties - Comparative competition law - Comparative intellectual property law - Corporate governance - International commercial arbitration - International protection of human rights - International law of the sea - International marine and European environmental (liability) law - International protection of human rights - International tax law - International trade law - Internet law - World Trade Organisation law and regional economic integration Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: Full-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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With a sound understanding of this important area of law and a readiness to apply that knowledge commercially, you will be well equipped to compete for careers in the corporate and business world.

Information Technology and Commerce LLM The LLM in Information Technology and Commerce is a programme designed to bring together the all-important aspects of commercial law with the ever increasing impact of information technology law. This programme provides a comprehensive grounding in the legal and regulatory environment in which this technological change is taking place. You will have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of subject areas and tailor the programme to your own individual needs and interests. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the legal response to these changes and the reasons why the law is moving in a particular direction. With a sound understanding of this important area of law and a readiness to apply that knowledge commercially, you will be well equipped to compete for careers in the corporate and business world. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Choice of four modules: -C  ommercial conflicts of laws and international litigation -C  omparative competition law -C  omparative intellectual property law -C  orporate governance -E  U litigation and European private law - I nternational commercial arbitration - I nternational tax law - I nternational trade law - I nternet law - L aw of unjust enrichment -W  orld Trade Organisation law and regional economic integration Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: Full-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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This prestigious programme attracts students from across the world who are taught by internationally-renowned experts working at the very forefront of the development of maritime law in the UK and globally.

Maritime Law LLM Maritime law is an immensely rewarding area of legal research and explores the basic principles of contract, tort and property alongside the fundamentals of the shipping and commodity markets. It also cuts across the boundaries of public and private law. The School of Law offers the UK’s leading postgraduate legal qualification in maritime law. This prestigious programme attracts students from across the world who are taught by internationally-renowned experts working at the very forefront of the development of maritime law in the UK and globally. The internationally acclaimed Institute of Maritime Law is an integral part of the School and the Institute’s staff make a major contribution to teaching on the programme. Graduates from this programme are recruited by many of the leading maritime law firms in the UK and abroad and in the shipping industry. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Choice of four modules: -A  dmiralty law -C  arriage by air -C  arriage of goods by sea -C  ommercial conflicts of laws and international litigation -C  omparative intellectual property law -C  orporate governance - I nternational commercial arbitration - I nternational law of the sea - I nternational marine and European environmental (liability) law - I nternational tax law - I nternational trade law - I nternet law -M  arine insurance -W  orld Trade Organisation law and regional economic integration Visit our web site for fuller descriptions of the modules on offer. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years Entry requirements: An upper second class Bachelor’s degree in law or an equivalent degree. Account may also be taken of practical experience within the relevant field of study Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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This programme combines the areas of social science, psychology, geography, law, and research analysis.

MSc Crime Analysis* *subject to approval

The MSc in Crime Analysis is a new interdisciplinary programme aimed at individuals seeking to develop their knowledge of the subject area in order to enhance employment opportunities within law enforcement, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) communities, consultancies, private and public sectors. The MSc programme, which is provided by members of the University’s Institute of Criminal Justice, combines the areas of social science, psychology, geography, law, and research analysis, topics in which there is considerable expertise across several parts of the University and in partner organisations. The programme is aimed mainly at individuals with some prior knowledge of the subject area but wishing to obtain a broad overview of the subject with scope for specialisation in topics of specific interest. Potential employment could be within national and local law enforcement, or geographical information systems/ science (GIS) communities, consultancies, national and local government, private and public sectors. These are major growth areas highlighting a need for a substantial increase in training in the subject area. Assessment Assessment is by coursework and exams, plus a final dissertation on an agreed topic.

Programme Structure This is a new programme, subject to approval and change. Visit our website www.southampton.ac.uk/law for more current details. Core modules: -Understanding the Crime Event -Analysing Crime Example of optional modules, choice of two: -Analysing international data-organised crime, trafficking, terrorism etc -The analysis of financial data -Analysis of Telecommunications data -Analysis of open source information -Local partnership data -Threat and risk assessment -Geographical analysis The course will be structured mainly in one week teaching blocks to take into account of the needs of those registered on a part–time basis. Key facts Start date: Early October Programme duration: Full-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years Entry requirements: Normally a good honours degree or degree equivalent with some professional experience. Language requirements: See page 31 Studying in the School: See page 4 Fees: Visit the School web site

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Information Technology and Telecommunications Law LLM (New programme available by distance learning) From the earliest days of the computer, legal issues have been identified as of central importance. As the machine permeates more and more aspects of everyday life, so the legal dimensions have increased. The prime goal of this LLM programme is to reflect upon some of the most important legal consequences of the information revolution.

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The transition from the offline to the online world has posed fundamental challenges for the law to address. For example, the ease with which transactions may take place across national boundaries via e-Commerce with perhaps software or media products or other content being supplied direct over the Internet, poses questions both for contract regulation and for regulatory supervision. Intellectual property issues and expanding broadband capacity are also allowing more and more forms of data to be exchanged on a global basis. The emergence of file sharing websites is widely seen by copyright owners as facilitating copyright infringement on a massive scale.

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- L egal aspects of information security - e -commerce law - L iability in the information society -T  elecommunications law - I ntellectual property law -A  ccess to public sector information Start date: Early October Programme duration: Full-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years (plus dissertation) Entry requirements: An Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply

If you are a law graduate, lawyer or IT specialist, where Language requirements: 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent), see our web site for details traditional classroom patterns of attendance are not suitable, and you seek to equip yourself with the skills Fees: Visit the School web site and knowledge to formulate and apply law in today’s information society, you will find this distance learning programme of considerable interest and appeal. Assessment Each module is divided into four study themes. You will be required to submit a reflective essay, demonstrating your research on each topic, at the end of each theme. You will also submit a 5,000 word assessment at the end of each module. For the award of LLM the successful completion of the four modules will be followed by a 15,000 word final dissertation.

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Research at the School of Law The School of Law at the University of Southampton, established in 1952, is renowned for first class legal research which is linked to student teaching, the supervision of postgraduate research students and consultancy work. Links with Government, industry and the legal professions are closely maintained. It was confirmed in the recent 2008 Research Assessment Exercise that 95% of the School’s research output was of international quality, a percentage achieved by just 10 other Law Schools in the UK. Research Expertise All full time members of our academic staff are active researchers across a broad spectrum of legal subjects in public, private, domestic and international law, and many are leading authors and experts in their respective fields. We also host a number of prestigious law centres and we welcome applications from motivated individuals who wish to pursue an interest within the broad fields of law that align with the interests and expertise of our staff. To get an idea of our staff and their wide range of research interests visit our website at www.southampton.ac.uk/law/research. Research Centres The Institute of Maritime Law was founded in 1982 to give focus to an existing interest in maritime and international trade law. It is internationally acclaimed for its teaching in maritime law, and is the research base of many of the leading maritime lawyers in the world. Close connections are also maintained with other leading maritime lawyers, academics, maritime law associations and international organisations based all over the world. In addition to supervising PhD students, we also offer our world renowned three-week ‘Short Course’ in Maritime Law, and other courses on topical subjects for practitioners and other participants in the maritime industry.

The Institute for Law and the Web at Southampton investigates the legal issues, problems and opportunities associated with the Internet, the Web and digital technology, key areas such as information technology law, e-commerce, IT law and public policy, web science, and intellectual property law. If you are interested in interdisciplinary research relating to the web ILAWS also has links with the Doctoral Training Centre in Web Science, which offers a fouryear program; an interdisciplinary MSc, followed by a three year PhD which is co-supervised between the University’s School of Law and the world-leading School of Electronics and Computer Science. In 2010-11 members of the ILAWS team will be offering a new distance learning LLM in IT and Telecoms Law. The Institute of Criminal Justice examines issues relating to criminal analysis, and to the balance between order and control of crime on the one hand, and the protection of civil liberties on the other. In addition to a newly proposed MSc in Crime Analysis, we also run a series of successful conferences in the field. Our Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation has been established in response to the growing demand for wide-ranging, critical thinking on the processes of globalisation and its impact on all aspects of social life and relations. The Centre aims to foster public discussion, enhance local, national and international dialogue and relations and provide a focal point for cutting-edge research amongst our highly diverse research community. Our European Law Network explores core areas of European Union (EU) law including the examination of the evolution of the EU as an entity operating within the international context, and also with particular expertise in comparative antitrust law, commercial arbitration and litigation, consumer law and comparative tort law. The Health Ethics and Law Network conducts research into the nature of law, its processes of production, and impact on society through examining specific examples in Health Care Law and Ethics.

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Research paths: PhD

Doctoral study takes place in a stimulating research environment and you will be expected to make an independent and transforming contribution to your chosen area. If you are ambitious, and highly motivated, with a particular research question or topic already in mind and are able to explore this through independent study, then our PhD programme may be suitable for you. Support and training The core resource for research in the School of Law is the people. You will be actively supported and mentored by your supervisor and advisor, along with additional collegiate support from other members of the School’s academic staff. We have a dedicated Reading Room, and an excellent law library. The University maintains a Graduate School to enhance your learning and personal development and provide opportunities for you to work with others across the University disseminating, debating and engaging in local, national and international research developments. They are also able to provide financial support to research students through funded projects and individual activities such as conference attendance and travel. The World University Network can also support research students for short study periods abroad. www.soton.ac.uk/gradschools/

The Student Union CafĂŠ

Doctoral study takes place in a stimulating research environment and you will be expected to make an independent and transforming contribution to your chosen field. If you are ambitious, and highly motivated with a particular research question or topic already in mind and are able to explore this through independent study then our PhD programme may be suitable for you.

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All of our full-time research students are allocated office space with a personal desk and storage, individual networked PC providing access to all university e-resources, and free printing facilities. You will meet regularly with your supervisor for academic support and supervision, and have the opportunity to attend courses in research methodology and legal scholarship. Assessment You will need to demonstrate satisfactory progress at the end of each year. Your supervisor will complete bi-annual reports to monitor how you are progressing against your agreed targets, and training and development activities.

Where will it take me/what can I do with a PhD One of the greatest benefits of a PhD, and the purpose of research, is ultimately to produce an original contribution to knowledge. A PhD can often open doors to positions in higher management and will qualify you to teach and carry out research at a university or to work or lead research groups in industry, government or public sector where a high level of advanced research expertise in a specialist area is required. . A thriving post-doc community operates right across the campus at Southampton working in many critical areas of university research and teaching. Key facts Programme duration: Full-time 24 - 48 months Part-time up to 72 months Start date: There is no University deadline for applications for research programmes; however you are advised to apply early (normally by June for admission in the next academic year) if you need to secure a UK visa, arrange sponsorship, apply for funding or find accommodation Entry requirements: Upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in law. If you are an international student you also need to demonstrate an adequate level of English language proficiency. You will need to provide us with evidence that you have achieved an overall score of 7.0 or above on IELTS (or equivalent) Fees and funding: Please visit the School website www.southampton.ac.uk/law Further information: Telephone +44 (0)23 8059 3447 or email us at postgrad.law@southampton.ac.uk

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Southampton is one of the leading student cities in the UK, it has centuries of history, wide open green spaces, fresh air and sparkling sea views. Southampton has plenty to keep you busy, including its premier shopping facilities, a lively nightlife, and an abundance of sport and leisure facilities.

Enviably green Southampton fully justifies its claim to be one of the UK’s greenest cities and offers a wide variety of sporting and leisure opportunities, both to watch and participate in. You can see football at the St Mary’s stadium in the city centre, catch up on county and touring Test teams at Hampshire’s County Cricket Ground (the Rose Bowl), and enjoy some of the country’s best municipal golf courses.

A world port This maritime city has played a significant role in mapping today’s modern world. In 1415 Henry V’s forces sailed from here to the Battle of Agincourt; in the sixteenth century the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from Southampton Common spreads across 326 acres of Southampton in the Mayflower to settle in America; and in World War II, the city was the embarkation point managed woodland, skirting the University campuses and reaching deep into the heart of the city. Left to for the D-Day landings. nature’s devices, the Common is a place of pure natural The home port for many ocean liners, from the illbeauty, peace and quiet, and a welcome respite from the fated Titanic to Queen Mary 2, and more recently hustle and bustle of city life. Independence of the Seas, Southampton has held a Timeless destinations special place in trans-Atlantic sailing, and has been associated for many years with ocean racing. This The New Forest National Park and sandy beaches of major world container port, with the shoreline studded Bournemouth and Poole are just nearby. The Wessex with marinas and waterfront developments is also region is a landscape of extraordinary beauty, with home to the internationally renowned Southampton traces of ancient civilisations in every meadow and Boat Show. hill-top. Southampton’s history is not just dependent on the sea. In the nineteenth century its reputation as a spa town attracted literary figures such as Jane Austen. Its stunning medieval city walls are also among the best in the UK. City-slicking Small enough to feel like home, yet big enough to satisfy all appetites Southampton is a friendly and welcoming city. Over 3,400 international students study here from around 130 different countries, adding to the city’s cosmopolitan culture.

Getting around The city has superb transport links, with access to continental Europe by air, ferry, and train. It takes just over an hour to get to London by train, while the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury are even closer.

Vibrant by day and night, you’ll find that the city centre offers enough pubs, clubs, theatres and galleries, “Southampton's a vibrant and happening city. There’s museums and cinemas, to keep you occupied and always something happening and it caters for the needs entertained around the clock. of everyone. It is truly multicultural in that sense”.

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Southampton’s coastal location presents many opportunities for recreation

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The University of Southampton

The new Hartley Library extension

The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 20 major UK research universities and is a top 15 UK research university with a global reputation for leading-edge research and innovation. The University of Southampton was established in 1952, and since then it has continued to grow and flourish. We are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world – one of only 17 UK universities to make the top 100 in the World University Rankings published in The Times Higher Education Supplement 2008. We have a spirit of entrepreneurship that is firmly embedded in our culture, which helps to set us apart from other universities. It is this environment that makes studying here a unique and exciting experience. In the latest assessment by the Quality Assurance Agency, which monitors the standards for teaching in the UK, we were awarded the highest level of achievement for the standard of our educational provision.

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Campus facilities www.susu.org Campus facilities for students are among the best in the country. The refurbished Students’ Union ensures a range of places to eat great food, hear top bands, see the latest films, and get information and advice. The Highfield Campus is home to the Nuffield Theatre, Turner Sims Concert Hall and John Hansard Art Gallery. There are also banks, bookshop, post office, a choice of cafes and restaurants, a minimart, travel centre, and a day nursery for children on campus. Postgraduate students enjoy also the facilities of the Staff Social Centre on site. Library www.southampton.ac.uk/library The Hartley library, which recently had £12 million extension and refurbishment, is one of the leading research libraries in the UK and is very well equipped. Facilities include a state-of-the-art Learning Centre, with consultation rooms, ‘walk in’ internet access, a language study area with computers linked to a range of language software, a popular café and a lounge for more relaxed study. We also have an extensive law library giving you access to all our computerbased legal facilities (including Westlaw, LexisNexis Professional and Justis).

Sports facilities www.sportrec.soton.ac.uk The £8.5 million Jubilee Sports Centre on the Highfield Campus comes complete with a 25m swimming pool, badminton and squash courts, and fitness studio. Our new £4.3 million outdoor sports facilities have eight tennis courts, two floodlit synthetic turf pitches and a number of grass pitches. Being located on the coast, we are in a position to offer an unrivalled range of water sports for people of all abilities. The University has fostered British University champions in sailing and windsurfing, and a number of our alumni competed in the Beijing Olympics. The University has its own boat-yard on the River Itchen, close to the Wessex Lane halls. Getting around Southampton www.unilink.soton.ac.uk The University’s award-winning Uni-link bus service connects all the Southampton campuses and halls of residence with the city centre and local and regional transport links, including Southampton airport.

Accommodation www.accommodation.soton.ac.uk Accommodation in a University hall of residence is guaranteed to all postgraduate students: for UK and EU students, without dependants, for the first year of the programme only; and for overseas and Channel Islands students, without dependants, for the full normal duration of the programme. To qualify, you will need to meet all academic conditions stated in your formal offer letter and the residence application deadline. The University’s Accommodation Service also has a good supply of shared private rented properties. The Students’ Union www.susu.org The Southampton University Students’ Union, known as SUSU, is run by students for students. It has an important role in giving a voice to the student body, as well as being the hub of the social scene at the University.

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International Students

We offer a comprehensive range of support services for international students, including an International Office, a Student Advice and Information Centre, International Student Advisers, and a Centre for Language Study.

Interactive Platform www.soton.ac.uk/isoton/ You can listen to podcasts, send your comments to YouTube, take a virtual walking tour of the University of Southampton plus more all through our iSoton portal. The International Office www.soton.ac.uk/international The International Office works as a central coordination point for the international activities of the University of Southampton. They are here to inform potential students and partners of the University and to make the processes and experience of joining the University as simple as possible.

“My classes were enthused by the knowledge and expertise of world-leading academics at the cutting edge of their field. I would come out of my classes inspired and with a unique understanding of the law you couldn’t get from anywhere else” UK Alumnus

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The International Office can assist you with any queries you may have before you make a decision to apply or come to Southampton. They can also provide you with details of international education fairs that the University will be attending so that you can have a faceto-face discussion with a University representative. To ensure a smooth arrival at Southampton for new international and European students, the International Office run a free of charge Meet and Greet service from London Heathrow Airport before the start of the academic year and the Welcome Programme.

Support for International Students www.info.susu.org To help you settle in quickly we hold an International Students’ Induction Week for new international students just before the start of the academic year. This event will help you to familiarise yourself with the University and to meet other students and make friends before the start of your programme. During the induction you will also meet staff from the Student Union Advice and Information Centre (SUAIC). SUAIC is where you will find the University’s two full time advisors and two International Student Advisors. The SUAIC staff are available five days a week to answer (confidentially) any queries you may have on issues such as loans, opening bank accounts, council tax, insurance, housing rights, working in the UK and academic issues. SUAIC also provides information on specialist food shops and useful contacts. Centre for Language Studies www.lang.soton.ac.uk/cls The Centre for Language Studies provides a range of English Language courses for those students who need to improve their language skills as a condition of entry.

Pre-sessional English courses (either four or eight weeks) provide language tuition, study skills for learning in English, and induction to UK academic and social culture. Many students who have already satisfied the English language condition of study also choose to take these courses to get the wider benefit they offer. Ongoing free English language courses run also throughout the year. Other language courses are open to all students wishing to gain a competence in another language, either as part of a degree or for pleasure. Practising your religion People of many religious beliefs live in Southampton and you may wish to become involved in a local group or a group based at the University. There is a Christian Chaplaincy and a Muslim Prayer Room on the Highfield Campus. SUAIC can provide information on these and other religious groups in the city.

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Making an application

Entry requirements As well as academic qualifications and practical experience, we look for evidence of your interest in the programme and an understanding of the rigorous demands of postgraduate study. The normal entry requirement for our postgraduate programmes is a upper second-class undergraduate degree in Law, although in some instances a non-law degree may be acceptable. We will also take into account practical experience within the relevant field of study. We are committed to assessing all applications on individual merit. What are the English language requirements? The University wants to ensure that all students enjoy the full benefits of their study experience. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have a degree from a UK university will be required to provide evidence of competency in English by reaching 7.0 or above in an approved test such as IELTS. Students with a IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) will be required to attend a six-week pre-sessional course on English legal and language skills. For further details see our website: www.southampton.ac.uk/law.

Meeting in one of the Hartley Library’s break out rooms

Try before you buy: Visit us to find out more about the wide range of programmes available and see what postgraduate life at Southampton has to offer. We offer a variety of opportunities to get a feel for what we can offer including postgraduate study fairs, visit days, campus tours, university open days and self-guided walking tours. The International Office can also organise tours for students from outside the EU.

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Your English language certificate should normally have been obtained within the last two years prior to the application. Further details, including information on countries exempt from this requirement, can be found by visiting www.soton.ac.uk/international. How do I apply? Applications are made using our online application form. Details regarding this process and other useful information can be found by visiting www.soton.ac.uk/postgraduate. When applying online you can save a partially completed application and return to it as many times as you need before submitting. Paper applications, if required, can be requested from the University’s website and returned to the Registry Services when completed. You are requested to complete all questions in full. Delay in returning full documentation will lengthen the application process and may ultimately delay full

consideration of your application. You will also need to supply supporting documents, either online or by mail to the School of Law (see page 34 for contact details). What is the application deadline? Applicants are strongly advised to apply early, ideally by mid June. Later applications may be successful, but may not be concluded in time for Registration. Accommodation in Halls of Residence is not guaranteed for late applicants. International students will require extra time in order to complete all visa requirements. Equal opportunities We are committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. References You should provide two references on your suitability for postgraduate study. At least one of the references should be from an academic referee who has taught you at your most recent university. The second reference could be a second academic or employment reference. Personal or character references should usually be additional to the two references described above. Enclosures You are encouraged to enclose all the following documents when making your original application. - Academic transcript of courses and marks - Bachelor’s degree certificates - Other degree certificates, if applicable - T wo references on headed paper and/or with the official seal/stamp of the university or company - Ethnic origin form - C V or Resume - Statement of purpose (reason for choosing the study programme), or research proposal if relevant - English test result (if appropriate) - Professional qualification certificates (if appropriate)

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Enhance your employability

In the School of Law we recognise that securing or advancing your career upon graduation is very important to you. To help you achieve your goals we encourage you to take advantage of all the resources available to you through the School and the University. University Careers Service The University Careers Service offers help and advice to postgraduate students throughout their time at Southampton and beyond. There are many ways in which you can benefit from their services: - Confidential, individual discussions to help you plan for your future - A n extensive online vacancy database to help you find part-time and voluntary jobs, as well as permanent posts for graduates - Opportunities to attend talks, presentations and workshops on a host of topics including (if appropriate) interview techniques, mock interviews and CV writing, many led by leading employers - Access to five high profile Careers Fairs which attract over 150 local, national and international graduate recruiters

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The University of Southampton campus

-A  range of psychometric tests to increase your self awareness -S  tudent enterprise and self employment support to help you get started if you have your own business ideas -A  comprehensive careers library and careers advice to support all your career planning activities Careers advice is also available to former students for up to three years after graduation. Careers Service help desk : +44 (o) 23 8059 3501 www.southampton.ac.uk/careers Alumni Relations We encourage our graduates to stay involved with the University as well as with each other. Our global community of former students spans 147 countries with 160,000 members. The Alumni Relations Office offers a number of benefits across the globe including career support, University library access, alumni and social networking, and many other ways to keep in touch with friends and colleagues once your studies are completed. www.soton.ac.uk/alumni/

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How to find us By Road M3 – Exit M3 at junction 14, following signs for Southampton (A33). Follow the A33 into Bassett Avenue and follow map/signs to the Highfield Campus. M27 (West or East) – Leave M27 at junction 5 (Southampton Airport), and follow maps/ signs to the Highfield Campus.

By Rail Fast trains from London and Bournemouth/Weymouth stop at Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Trains from Portsmouth and Bristol/South Wales stop at Southampton Central. The Uni-Link U1C bus service runs from Southampton Central and the U1A service from Southampton Airport Parkway to the University.

By Coach Southampton Coach Station is at Western Esplanade, in the city centre. The University’s Uni-link buses connect the Highfield Campus and the city centre. By Air Southampton International Airport is about 20 minutes from the Southampton Campuses by bus or taxi. There is a full domestic service, as well as flights to mainland Europe and the Channel Islands.

School of Law University of Southampton Highfield Southampton S017 1BJ United Kingdom +44 (0) 2380 59 3447 www.southampton.ac.uk/law

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This brochure is prepared well in advance of the academic year to which it relates and the University offers the information contained in it as a guide only. While the University makes every effort to check the accuracy of the factual content at the time of drafting, some changes will inevitably have occurred in the interval between publication and start of the relevant academic year. You should not therefore rely solely on this brochure and should contact postgrad.law@southampton.ac.uk or visit the website at www.southampton.ac.uk/law for up-to-date information concerning course fees, course content and Entry requirements for the current academic year. You should also consult the University’s Prospectus with the full terms and conditions at www.southampton.ac.uk/inf/termsandconditions.html for more specific details of the limits of the University’s liability in the event of changes to advertised courses/programmes and related information.

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www.southampton.ac.uk/law UK and EU enquiries: postgrad.law@southampton.ac.uk +44 (0) 23 8059 3447 International (non-EU) enquiries: global@southampton.ac.uk +44 (0) 23 8059 9699

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