An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Mental Health Law.
The LLM Mental Health Law Online will provide you with the opportunity to explore issues surrounding mental health laws and regulations. You will examine the availability of services, regulation of mental health care providers and the relationship between society and people who live with mental disabilities. When you study the LLM Mental Health Law Online with us you will:
Broaden your career horizons with a valuable Master’s qualification in the specialist fields of your choosing Learn professional skills to make you stand out to potential employers Gain an up-to-date knowledge of law and practice in your chosen area and the impact of those developments on commercial and legal practice Receive one-to-one tutor support and feedback on your work from a fully-qualified lawyer Develop a portfolio demonstrating the law in practice The award-linked module for this programme (Mental Health Law) will cover areas such as the availability of services, regulation of mental health care providers and the relationship between society and people who live with mental disabilities. The aim of this module is to put mental health law into context, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations.
In addition to a general online induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law Degree
Terms 1-2 (full-time) or 1-4 (part-time) Two week online induction: For non-law students this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
Mental Health Law
Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2 / 1-4)
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
Medical Law and Ethics
International Criminal Law
International Human Rights
Download the elective module guide *All elective modules are subject to availability. Terms 3 (full-time) or 5-6 (part-time)
Dissertation in Mental Health Law
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