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Postgraduate study at Huddersfield 2017/18

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Postgraduate study with

one big plus after another MODERN FACILITIES PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPED UNDERSTANDING TRANSFERABLE SKILLS INDEPENDENT THINKING STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS NEGOTIATING SKILLS EXPERIENCED STAFF RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FURTHERED SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE AWARD WINNING ANALYTICAL SKILLS

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WELCOME Postgraduate study is a key component of the range of courses on offer in the Business School. With a variety of MA, MSc and professional options to continue your subject specialism or diversify to another subject, we provide excellent opportunities for both business and non-business graduates. Taught by expert staff committed to academic excellence and professional relevance, you’ll benefit from studying and networking with an internationally diverse group of students in our modern, vibrant Business School building. Whether you’re seeking to establish a career in business, develop your professional experience or prepare yourself for academic research, we are confident that we have a course tailored to suit your ambitions and aspirations.

Professor Jill Johnes Acting Dean of the Business School

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STUDY WITH US

Law is a fascinating subject area. It requires analysis, logical and lateral thought, combined with precision and tenacity. All our postgraduate Law courses have strong links with reputable firms through our Partners in Law Scheme. Industry ready To be a successful barrister in the court of law, you’ll need to be able to put in a good performance. You have the opportunity to build up your legal expertise and knowledge via our LLM routes, and can expect to receive the highest standard of teaching, as many of our staff have a vast breadth of professional and industry experience. We also use our well established network of contacts to regularly bring specialists from the legal profession to contribute to classroom learning. The University is accredited by the Law Society to award Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to solicitors who undertake all or part of an LLM course.

Get connected Our courses enjoy close links to industry, offering additional networking, advice, mentoring and updates from the profession. We also have an enviable record of graduate employment. Many of our postgraduate law graduates go on to work in areas including local government, banking, commerce, NGOs and agencies of the United Nations. Graduates of postgraduate Law courses also continue their academic career with doctoral study.

The Business School is justifiably proud of its tradition and reputation for teaching and learning excellence. This is reflected in impressive National Student Survey results each year and the number of Student ‘Thank You’ Awards that staff are nominated for and win each year.

The Law School also has an annual Social Justice Lecture which is given by a leading figure in law. Past speakers include Nick Fluck, the Law Society President; Michael Mansfield QC and Angela Patrick, Director of Human Rights Policy at Justice.

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Our ‘Partners in Law’ scheme links you with experienced legal practitioners from a range of firms at a local, regional and national level.


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We have strong links with reputable firms through our ‘Partners in Law’ scheme, which allows you to gain practical insight and support from industry experts.

You can join the Legal Advice Clinic team, working closely with solicitors from local firms, regularly attending court and assisting with real cases.

You’ll benefit from learning in state-of-the-art teaching facilities in the Oastler Building, the new £27.5 million home for the Law School, opened in 2017.

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Master of Law LLM

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time 2 years part-time Also available by Distance Learning

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for those students who want to engage in a critical analysis of a range of legal subjects.

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Law, a related degree or equivalent. • If your Undergraduate degree is not in Law, you will be required to take the Introduction to Law module.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

The course has proved particularly attractive to those holding senior positions in NGOs, international institutions, government and industry, who see this as a means of analysing the way in which the law impacts their work. The course includes core modules such as Legal Research Methods and a dissertation. There are also several optional modules, including Commercial Law, Employment Law, Global Intellectual Property Rights, International Criminal Law, Private and Public International Law, and the Law and Practice of International Trade. 6 Law

Graduates on the course have used the dissertation as an opportunity to research an area that is beneficial to their government or employer. Examples of dissertations undertaken include: ‘The way in which health and safety laws impact on industrial chemical industries’, ‘The adoption of laws to counteract money laundering in emerging economies’ and ‘The establishment of intellectual property law enforcement to enable a country to adhere to its obligations to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’.

The course also provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue PhDs.


Commercial Law LLM

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time 2 years part-time Also available by Distance Learning

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for those who want to specialise in the commercial field and aspire to senior positions in business.

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Law, a related degree or equivalent. • If your Undergraduate degree is not in Law you will be required to take the Introduction to Law module.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

“I have been most impressed with the quality of teaching - the lecturers are experts in Law. The modules of the course provide us with essential knowledge, combining both theory with the practical elements of law.”

The course is designed to help you gain a thorough grounding in Commercial Law, enabling you to choose more specialised option modules in commercial subjects. The course includes modules on Private International Law, Commercial Law and Legal Research Methods. There are also several optional modules, such as Employment Law, Global Intellectual Property Rights and the Law and Practice of International Trade.

Pham Ngoc Commercial Law LLM

Graduates from the course have gone on to hold senior advisory positions in multinational companies; advising on matters that range from the patenting of computer software, to establishing solid corporate governance procedures within their organisation. Examples of dissertations submitted by students in this area include, ‘Trade mark protection in the use of AdWords’, ‘A critical analysis of the legal framework for international commercial transactions’, as well as ‘Research on arbitration as a method of settling international commercial disputes’. The course also provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue PhDs. hud.ac.uk 7


International Law LLM

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year full-time 2 years part-time Also available by Distance Learning

Entry requirements

Studying for the International Law LLM will enable you to engage in deeper study and engage in critical discourse in the legal subject area. This course is ideal for those who want to work for international organisations, NGOs and governments. The course includes modules on Public and Private International Law, Legal Research Methods, and a dissertation module. There are also several optional modules, such as Global Intellectual Property Rights, International Criminal Law, and the Law and Practice of International Trade.

• An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Law, a related degree or equivalent. • If your Undergraduate degree is not in Law you will be required to take the Introduction to Law module.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

In a competitive job market, a Master’s Degree can help you stand out from the crowd. Graduates have included lawyers and civil servants from countries such as the Gambia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakhstan and the UAE. Examples of dissertations submitted by students in this area include ‘A critical appraisal of the international legal framework for nuclear disarmament’, ‘The principles of sovereignty and national selfdetermination in international law’, ‘The doctrine of self-defence under the UN Charter and under customary international law’, as well as topics relating to international criminal law. The course also provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue PhDs.

“At Huddersfield you are encouraged to discuss your ideas with your supervisors, lecturers and other staff, who are very knowledgeable, approachable and enthusiastic. I have also learnt lots of new skills; for example, through group work, my problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills have been developed significantly.” Thuy Le Tran International Law LLM

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Legal Practice (Top-Up) LLM

AT A GLANCE Duration 1 year part-time by flexible learning

Entry requirements

The Legal Practice LLM enables you to develop your critical, analytical and research skills. These skills are required to effectively contribute to current academic concerns in a variety of legal contexts.

• Applicants should have completed the Legal Practice Course, the Bar Professional Training Course, be a Fellow of ILEX or be qualified solicitors or barristers.

For detailed course information, including entry requirements and fees and financial support information, please visit hud.ac.uk/courses

“One thing this course does is to help develop students’ ability to think critically. This skill is invaluable in careers that require highly developed problem solving skills, in areas such as commerce, finance, international relations and international business.” Tina Hart Principal Lecturer, Law School Michael Mansfield QC speaking at the annual Huddersfield Social Justice Lecture 2015

The course includes a presentation assessment and dissertation element, which can be written on a subject of your choice. Examples of dissertations submitted by students in this area include: ‘The duties of the occupier for injuries sustained by those who enter the property to burgle’; ‘The rights of an employee following the successful patent of their invention’ and ‘The use of the corporate veil to avoid alimony/sharing assets following a divorce’. This course also provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and attributes required of an academic or legal professional. Studying for a Master’s degree is recognised as continuing professional development by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority.

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EXPERIENCED STAFF TRANSFERABLE SKILLS MODERN FACILITIES STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS INDEPENDENT THINKING AWARD WINNING PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE ANALYTICAL SKILLS 10 Law


LIFE ON CAMPUS

The Law School has a new home in the latest £27.5 million development on campus – The Oastler Building.

The Oastler Building offers specialist facilities for Law students at Huddersfield. It contains high quality teaching rooms, work space, social facilities and a realistic mock court room to practice students’ legal skills. The Law School also run an award-winning Legal Advice Clinic situated in the town centre, where our Law students work alongside qualified solicitors to offer pro-bono advice to the local community of Huddersfield.

A dynamic campus The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment. Located on one central town centre campus site, you’ll have access to all the learning resources and social amenities you’ll need. With over 120 different nationalities represented at the University of Huddersfield our students actively contribute towards a lively and enthusiastic campus. Each year you’ll find different international student societies running cultural events, national celebrations and the renowned International Food Festival which showcases cuisine and culture from our different nationalities. Sports, societies and facilities Student Central is home to a number of food outlets, as well as space to relax with friends. There are advice desks offering information on everything from finance to careers, to part-time jobs or health and well-being. Here, you’ll also find sports and fitness facilities with a gym, courts and a regular programme of fitness classes. The Students’ Union is the home of sports clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities. Follow your passion for competitive or social sport or get involved with a range of student run societies covering a huge variety of interests and activities - it’s a great way to make friends and learn new skills.

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EXCELLENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AWARD WINNING 12 Law


RESEARCH AT THE BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Business School combines a broad base of academic excellence and expertise with a focus on pioneering research that aims to make an impact on society and improve the way we live. Our submission to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework focused on three core themes: Responsibility, Business Improvement, and Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, delivered through dedicated Research Groups. Seminars run by visiting speakers, PhD students and staff, as well as an annual Business School Research Conference, all contribute to a lively research culture across the School. Research themes Legal research has grown exponentially in the last few years and has expanded into a number of exciting new fields. By moving out of the courtroom and into the community, the Law School has taken the opportunity to place its work within a broader context, and make an impact on the way law is perceived and practised. The Law Research Group has a number of research themes, such as: • Clinical Studies Research • Legal Theory • Law and Policy Research Types of research In addition to a traditional PhD, you could also undertake a Master’s by Research; a one year, full-time research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component and is attractive if you want a briefer research degree than a PhD.

“My research is in the area of Private International Law, focused on cross-border marriages between Vietnamese women living in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and Taiwanese. The research aims to identify negative impacts and legal problems related to crossborder marriages on communities within the region such as women trafficking, women’s rights and domestic violence. The research outcomes are expected to make both academic and practical contributions by identifying and outlining proposals for law reform which may apply not only to Vietnam, but also to other Southeast Asian countries.” Thuy Le Tran (Water) PhD student

For more detailed information please contact us (see page 14) or visit our website at hud.ac.uk/uhbs/research/

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APPLY TO US We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to continue your journey as a postgraduate student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply. You can make an online application for full-time courses, both taught and research. Simply visit hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/ howtoapply and complete our online application form.

If you’d like to speak with us about a specific course or would like to discuss part-time options, please see the ‘Get in Touch’ section below. Our tutors and course teams would love to chat with you about your interests and ambitions. We look forward to hearing from you.

GET IN TOUCH Course enquiries

Admissions team

Course Administration Team

Tel. 01484 473969 Email. aro@hud.ac.uk

01484 472956

@UoHBusinessSch

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Research team Tel. 01484 473503 Email. researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk

@thebusinessschool

Important Information – This brochure is provided for information only and will not form part of your student contract. For full, up to date details on our courses, including when and how that information may change, visit our website at hud.ac.uk/courses

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Law 2017/18 Postgraduate guide