Degree awarded: Master of Laws (LLM)
Duration: 2 years (Weekend)
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree Programme provides students an opportunity to pursue either a generalized or a specialized programme or LLM by Research, taught by experts in their respective fields of research. Whether a student seeks to advance their career by pursuing a specialized LLM or to expand their knowledge by doing a generalized LLM, Bishop Stuart University is a place to come and do it.
The LLM Programme at Bishop Stuart University enables students to choose from a variety of courses in composing their preferred choice of specialism. The LLM is designed to give flexibility to students to either expand their horizons or engage with diverse areas in specialist subject areas.
The LLM programme is designed to equip students with the requisite knowledge to harness opportunities in
- Regional/Global Markets
- Banking and Finance
- Oil and Gas Sector and other diverse areas of law.
LLM Programme will include course Units in International Banking and Finance, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law, Energy and Climate Law, Environmental Law, International law and LLM by research and others as specified in the course structure below.
The LLM programme runs on weekends on campus and by research through Open Distance Learning (ODeL). It is flexible for students who are working and interested in doing a postgraduate Master of Laws Degree. Students doing a general LLM programme are allowed to choose any four core modules of their choice and three options and to write a dissertation of 15,000 words in the second year.
Students who are doing a specialized LLM will choose four core modules and choose three optional modules of their choice. They will then be required to write and defend a supervised 15,000 words dissertation in the second year. All core course Units are compulsory for all LLM registered students regardless of whether they are doing a general or a specialist LLM Programme. The general course structure of LLM is in the next tab (Course Unit List).
To offer students a choice to pursue and consolidate their knowledge, skills and experience in a general or specified field of law. This will enable graduates to satisfy the quest for well-trained and knowledgeable graduates needed in domestic and global markets, depending on whether they have followed a general or a specialist LLM Programme route.
Course unit details highlighted below are susceptible to adjustments at any time.
|1||LLM 5101||ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS||CORE|
|2||LLM 5102||WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION (WTO): LAW AND POLICY||CORE|
|3||LLM 5103||INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW||CORE|
|4||LLM 5104||INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW||CORE|
|5||LLM 5105||CONFLICT OF LAWS||ELECTIVE|
|6||LLM 5106||INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS||ELECTIVE|
|7||LLM 5201||ENERGY AND CLIMATE LAW||ELECTIVE|
|8||LLM 5202||INTERNATIONAL LAW||ELECTIVE|
|9||LLM 5203||INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LAW||ELECTIVE
|10||LLM 5204||HUMAN RIGHTS||ELECTIVE|
|11||LLM 5205||UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE||AUDITED COURSE|
|12||LLM 5206||CHRSTIAN ETHICS IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD||AUDITED COURSE|
|13||LLM 5207||INTERNATIONAL BANKING & FINANCE LAW||ELECTIVE|
|14||LLM 5208||INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM: LAW||ELECTIVE|
Eligible candidates should have obtained an LLB Degree with either a Second 2.1 or 2.2 classification. Foreign students should have obtained Law Degrees equivalent to the above classification from their jurisdictions. They must also demonstrate a strong background in modules relevant to their chosen specialist area. Full entry requirements