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Master of Laws LLM

Overview

Available for January 2019 Entry

The LLM at UCLan Cyprus will enable students to focus on a range of very different subjects of use in their professional careers but also specialise in a range of exciting fields of law for those preferring a narrower focus. By introducing new, special option modules, five areas of concentration have been developed in the fields of:

> International Energy Law

> European Union Law

> Law and International Security

> International Business Law (offered also as specialised LLM)

> Financial and Commercial law (offered also as specialised LLM)

The LLM Master of Laws is available to students with a legal and non-legal background. Seminars are delivered during the late afternoon and evening to facilitate both working professionals and recent graduates. The language of instruction is English. The course does not have any examinations, but is assessed through written Assignments, Presentations and a Dissertation. Emphasis is placed on private study and research, assisted by the University’s outstanding law resources and databases as directed by tutors. Therefore, class contact time is limited reflective of a desire to offer a world-class course of interest to the talented, serious and dedicated student, whilst providing the necessary flexibility for anyone juggling other professional and personal commitments.

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Modules

COMPULSORY ALL CONCENTRATIONS
Advanced Legal Systems
Dissertation

OPTIONS
Option modules run subject to availability and demand

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY LAW
Oil and Gas: Public Law
Oil and Gas: Private Law
Independent Research Project

EUROPEAN UNION LAW
EU Constitutional Law and Governance
EU Trade Law and Policy
EU Single Market Law
EU Competition Law
EU External Relations

LAW AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
International Criminal Law and Security
Law Relating to Security at Sea
International Human Rights Law
Inter/Intra-State Conflict Resolution
Peacebuilding and the Law
Transnational Regulation of Terrorism
Transnational Regulation of Human Trafficking

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW (offered also as a specialised LLM)
International Commercial Litigation
International Intellectual Property Law
WTO Law and Policy
International Commercial Arbitration
Shipping and Maritime Commercial Law
International Commercial Mediation
International Sale of Goods

Financial and Commercial Law (offered also as a specialised LLM)
Banking and Financial Services Regulation
EU Economic and Financial Governance
International Corporate Governance
Law of International Financial Transactions

 

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The University reserves the right to make amendments to programmes in order to improve the quality of learning content and outcomes.

Career Options

The different areas of concentration and module offering could not be more relevant to the increasingly globalised and transnational marketplace. There are considerable career opportunities for those with specialist knowledge in the field of law in general such as advocates, in house lawyers or legal consultants, internal auditors, entrepreneurs, business creation at the national and international level, work at European and international institutions or organisations but also security personnel, criminology and the general public sector including diplomacy. Past UCLan graduates have gained or developed careers in diverse legal, professional, commercial and regulatory fields.

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Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou

HEAD OF LAW SCHOOL AND PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN LAW AND REFORM


SLaulhe-Shaelou@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24 69 4008

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Dr Nevi Agapiou

Lecturer in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution
LLM Course Leader - Programme Coordinator


NAgapiou@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694068

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Dr Demetra Loizou

Lecturer in International Law and Legal Skills


DLoizou@uclan.ac.uk

The rationale of the LLM Master of Laws programme is:

  • To equip students with a range of transferable academic, intellectual and legal skills and knowledge developed through exposure to critical and contextual approaches to understanding the existence and interaction of the different legal dimensions of the global legal order, namely national law, regional, European Union law and international law in the area of law they are interested in.
  • To facilitate entry/development of graduates into professional employment or research with a range of relevant skills and aptitudes for life-long learning that demonstrate a capacity for independent thought and initiative, research, self-motivation and reflection, and cooperative and responsible working.
  • To facilitate student learning through the use of innovative teaching methods underpinned by scholarship and research and delivered within a supportive, student-centred learning environment.

As the School of Law recognises the importance of helping postgraduate students further develop and acquire additional skills including employability skills, various extra-curricular activities are available for all students including postgraduate students such as the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna), the Model United Nations events, as well as multiple networking activities, which have proved to be of great benefit to the students in gaining significant knowledge and understanding of the practical implications of the law. Professional activities are also available to postgraduate students who are active professionals, such as short courses in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing as well as in Dispute Resolution Methods (arbitration, mediation) for purposes of continuous professional development (CPD). By organising and/or participating in such activities/events, the School of Law aims to provide students with multiple professional and networking opportunities that could benefit their future career. Moreover, all students also have access to the social enterprise vehicle called ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods) created by academics of the School of Law at UCLan Cyprus so that they can develop their practical and entrepreneurship skills and projects in collaboration with the industry.

Some examples of School of Law activities/events are:

  • Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna
  • Biannual UCLan Cyprus Model United Nations in association with the Cyprus UN Association
  • National and international competitions (mooting, presentations)
  • Jean Monnet Module (under the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2020)
  • CPD training and professional courses (arbitration, mediation, anti-money laundering (AML) and compliance)
  • Guest Lecture Series on various areas of law (EU law, Cyprus law, public international law and security)
  • Field trips to local institutions and international organisations
  • UCLan Cyprus Law Blog
  • Employability and career month
  • Graduate traineeship scheme
  • Annual Law School Dinners with prestigious professionals as keynote speakers
  • Law Society membership and activities
  • Public outreach activities such as public lectures as well as symposia with the industry
  • Roundtables of experts with the judiciary in Cyprus as well as European judges for the promotion of fundamental principles of the law
  • ICLAIM Zygos trainings (case management system for law firms)
  • ICLAIM Human Rights and social mediation trainings in collaboration with the NGO AEQUITAS
  • Opportunities for internships at ICLAIM, working on ongoing projects (ADR entity project and social mediation project).

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