LL.M. facts

Tuition 4,640 GBP

Duration 12 mths

Intakes January,  September

Minimum TOEFL 88

Minimum IELTS 6.5


The Robert Gordon University (RGU) - Aberdeen Business School

Department of Law
Garthdee Road

Aberdeen, AB10 7QE

United Kingdom


School Website
www.rgu.ac.uk

RGU - Aberdeen Business School - Full Profile

The University

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is a dynamic, modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high quality postgraduate education. RGU provides industry led postgraduate education leading to highly relevant awards and degrees. We are consistently ranked as a top UK university for graduate employability with a 98.5% graduate employability rate (HESA, 2013/14). Situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the university provides facilities that will have a real influence on your capacity to learn. Our diverse and exciting range of degree programmes are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by specialists who maintain close links with the world of work. Whether you have recently graduated, seek professional accreditation, are looking to retrain or develop your career - whatever your reasons for postgraduate study - we offer a wide range of courses with flexible study modes including online, part-time or full-time to fit around your needs.

The Law School

Robert Gordon University's Law School delivers a wide range of law degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the majority of which are accredited or recognised by professional bodies. The Law School - ranked 5th in the UK for student Satisfaction*- is driven by a dynamic and international team, bringing together a blend of practical and academic experience and allowing students to reap the benefits of the practical aspects of our courses seamlessly, with a strong teaching and learning focussed approach. Our staff are friendly and approachable and work to ensure that teaching and assessment are delivered to the RGU has long experience of delivering courses at this level by distance learning, and internationally. On graduation, graduates can be confident that they hold an award that is recognised nationally and internationally, one which can enhance future opportunities in their chosen career. Our courses are highly regarded and many of our accredited law Masters programmes are available to study both on-campus and online. *Complete University Guide, 2017

The Program

Construction Law and Arbitration Robert Gordon University's Construction Law and Arbitration (and/or in adjudication) has a strong professional focus, underpinned by academic rigour, helping you build a successful career. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (a route to exemptions up to Fellowship level) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (providing an exemption from the APC course). You can be from a variety of backgrounds linked to construction, studying from anywhere the world, harnessing the power of our distance learning and experience. Employment Law and Practice The online distance learning Employment Law and Practice LLM at Robert Gordon University is the UK's only online, part time or full time Employment Law LLM with an optional ADR route, and no residential requirement. It is a practically orientated course that provides in-depth knowledge of UK and EU employment law and develops key legal and practical skills. The course offers choice and flexibility using our supportive virtual learning environment- with one to one tutor support, academic and practitioner teaching and peer interaction. Suitable whether legally qualified or not. Oil and Gas Law Robert Gordon University's Oil and Gas Law is the leading course in its field, with an international reputation for excellence. The course provides you with a gateway in to the energy industry internationally, and has an excellent record of employability in the governmental, industrial, administrative and operational sectors. Highlighting the main contemporary legal issues within today's oil and gas industry, through blended learning, the course is designed to produce graduates ready made for key roles in the industry. This course is available to study full-time on campus, full-time distance learning and part-time distance learning for those wishing to study and continue working full-time. International Commercial law The LLM International Commercial Law course has been designed to equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. From Business law and international commercial dispute resolution to tax and corporate governance, our classes prepare you for a future where your knowledge and skills will truly make a difference. The LLM International Commercial Law course has been rated among the Top 200 Best Masters in the Business and Commercial Law Global Ranking; and in the Top 50 in Western Europe (Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2013/14). Our graduates go on to enjoy a variety of career paths including: continuing their practice within the legal profession; consultancy; successfully gaining internships in international organisations such as the UN, WTO, EU; the judiciary; business; public service and higher education. Law LLM A new LLM programme at Robert Gordon University's Law School builds on the top-rated LLM International Commercial Law course to incorporate maximum flexibility both in the topics you cover and in the way and pace you learn. The LLM International Commercial Law course has been rated among the Top 200 Best Masters in the Business and Commercial Law Global Ranking; and in the Top 50 in Western Europe (Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2013/14). This new LLM programme has been designed to equip you with the in depth knowledge and relevant skills needed to enhance your professional career, but additionally gives you the option of specialising in a range of areas including: Energy Law, International Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution and International Law. Although aimed at on campus students, the programme allows some modules to be undertaken online.

The Faculty

RGU's Aberdeen Business School (ABS) is one of Scotland's leading providers of management and professional business education, with more than 4000 students studying across five departments; Accounting & Finance, Communication, Marketing & Media, Information Management, Management and Law . ABS has an outstanding international reputation for high quality education, hosting students from over 50 countries worldwide. The achievements and continuing success of graduates in their career is a true representation of the high quality teaching delivered by academic staff. ABS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, ABS is at the forefront of current developments in education and business. Students can benefit from the first class teaching facilities and established industry, commerce and the public sector links, shaping the university's innovative courses.

Location

Home to over 25,000 students, Aberdeen has an exciting mix of arts and culture, buzzing nightlife, industry-leading businesses, world-famous scenery and spectacular beaches. What's more, the city boasts a huge number of awards including UK's Safest City (Mercer, 2016) and the Happiest City to Live in the UK (Samsung, 2014). Aberdeen is the cultural centre for the North East Scotland and is surrounded by miles of beautiful coast and with easy access to the entirety of the UK, there's something here for everyone.

Accommodation

At Robert Gordon University we are committed to providing safe, secure and affordable accommodation for our students. We know there is so much more to University life than studying and it is not just about a roof over your head! We have approximately 1750 bedspaces spread over a wide range of locations. All have single study bedrooms which provide a private place to study. Some are ensuite and some have shared facilities. Nearly all have a communal kitchen where flatmates and friends can meet and socialise. Site staff are available 24/7 for your convenience. For 2015/16 the price ranges from approximately £100 per week to around £145, depending on location and room type. At nearly all sites these prices include utilities, personal contents insurance and high speed internet access. Leases normally run for 40 weeks from September to June the following year with option of a 50 week lease (September to August) at some of our properties.

Pre-LLM Course

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice Studying at Robert Gordon University is one of the best ways you can equip yourself for entry in to the Scottish legal profession. The small classes provided at RGU, are taught by subject experts from the profession, sharing their expertise and knowledge directly. Flexibility is provided with full-time teaching over three days with some evening classes. The course is practically focussed, assessment is continuous and students are supported by the course team, with tailored support in the search for a traineeship.

Programs at RGU - Aberdeen Business School

Full-Time

Languages
English
Intakes
January,  September
Duration
11 months
Features
  • UK/EU resident tuition rate – 3400 GBP
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  September
Duration
12 months
Concentrations
Energy Law
Dispute Resolution
International Law
International Commercial Law
Languages
English
Intakes
January,  September
Duration
12 months
Features
  • Program may be completed on campus or online
  • Non-UK/EU resident on-campus tuition rate – 11740 GBP

Part-Time

Languages
English
Intakes
January,  September
Duration
36 months
Concentrations
Energy Law
Dispute Resolution
International Law
International Commercial Law
Features
  • Optionally available as distance learning. Tuition for the full-time distance learning option is £8820 for the entire course.
  • International Law concentration not available through fully online study
  • Tuition rate for international students is £11,740

Distance Learning

Languages
English
Intakes
January,  September
Duration
36 months
Features
  • Program may be completed on campus or online
  • Non-UK/EU resident on-campus tuition rate – 11740 GBP

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