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Pre-Sessional Module on Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT Law - Distance Learning

*This module is only for students who are applying for the Distance Learning Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM in Computer and Communications Law (Distance Learning).*

Overview

This pre-sessional law 15-credit module will enable non-law graduates to gain the legal methods, research and writing skills necessary for study on the: 

It will be a compulsory module if you do not have a law degree or legal experience, but have a degree in a subject area related to Computer and Communications Law, such as business, marketing, IT or media studies.

This module will:

  • Provide you with a foundation in legal writing, research skills and legal systems.
  • Enable you to access and understand legal resources and to apply all of this knowledge to the computer and communications law field.

Structure

This module will cover:

  • Legal Systems (national law, EU law, international law; public-private law; common-civil law; law-making; layers and hierarchies of law).
  • Legal Sources (such as different types of legislation and case-law; how to read a case; the system of precedents in the common law etc.).
  • Legal Research Skills (where and how to find legal sources; primary and secondary sources; how to use legal sources in an argument; how to quote legal resources in a dissertation).
  • Legal Writing (how to construct a legal argument; how to carry out an in-depth legal argument; definitions and concepts; how to interpret the law).

Assessment

  • Four essays (25% each)

Application deadline

Application deadline: 23 July 2017 (Programme start date: 30 August 2017)

Entry requirements

Upper second class degree in IT related fields including business, media and engineering.

This pre-sessional module is compulsory for non-law graduates who are applying for the Distance Learning programmes: Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM in Computer and Communications Law (Distance Learning).

Applicants should apply for one of the above programmes, if you do not meet the entry requirements for that programme you will be considered for the Pre-sessional Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT Law, with a conditional offer made for the Certificate programme.  Applicants that commence on the Pre-sessional Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT Law will be advised to make a gradual progression to their desired programme Diploma/LLM.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2017 entry
Part time £1,800

Tuition fees for International students

2017 entry
Part time £1,800

Funding

Distance learning students are not eligible for Queen Mary funding.

How to Apply

To apply contact Informa:

Bianca Stephens
Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 4021
Email: qmul@informa.com

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