Transnational Rights and Security LLM

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 07/11/2019

The LLM Transnational Rights and Security will develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary international legal issues whilst empowering you to actively apply your own lived experiences and to critically develop by reflecting on the experiences of others. It will be delivered via student-centred, active learning to equip you with the skills need to make a positive contribution to change in society.

Course

Highlights

  • New for 2019.
  • Dedicated teaching staff with commercial and professional law backgrounds.
  • Active blended learning modules.

Additional

Information

Careers

Graduates from the previous related LLM programmes have progressed on to careers as:
• Export Executive (India);
• Research Associate (Nigeria);
• Solicitor (UK);
• Barrister (UK);
• Police Officer (UK);
• PA to Director of a charity (UK);
• Lecturer (UK);
• Securities and Investigations (UK)
• Conveyancer (UK)
• Charity Director UK);
• Group Legal Director (India).

Course Details

The importance of balancing rights and security is very much a global 21st century issue. The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime considers transnational organised crime to be changing and flexible, and capable of taking advantage of the increased levels of globalization. This makes it more than a national priority, and so understanding how international, regional and national organisations are attempting to tackle the issue is a crucial step. It must be balanced with international human rights provisions, and the overlap into terrorism brings into play national security strategies which, in turn have to be balanced with religious sensitivity. All of this is conducted in an environment where illicit firearms have been responsible for over a million deaths between 2012 and 2016 (Small Arms Survey, 2017).

The LLM Transnational Rights and Security allows you to explore and develop skills in all of these areas.

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Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Transnational Organised Crime (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM049
    Core Module Y
  • Firearms Crime (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM050
    Core Module Y
  • Contemporary Issues in International Human Rights Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM051
    Core Module Y
  • Law and Religion (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM052
    Core Module Y
  • Public International Law (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM040
    Core Module Y
  • National Security: Law, Policy and Practice (20 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM041
    Core Module Y
  • Law Dissertation (60 Credits)
    Module code: LAWM046
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

Several members of the law team are actively involved in research relating to this programme:

  • Simon Sneddon and Nick Cartwright are contributing chapters to a forthcoming Routledge book on Firearms Crime (which is also being co-edited by Simon);
  • Kelly-Ann Cannon’s PhD research focuses on the legal issues around religion;
  • Simon is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Organised Crime (IASOC).

Get funding to study

Postgraduate Loan

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

Alumni 20% Discount

Our Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Fees & Funding

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,425

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 20/21 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan Student Finance England.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £7,300

Postgraduate Loans

If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 19/20 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan Student Finance England.

20/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £13,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student,
please see our International scholarships page.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,750

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student,
please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

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Updated 07/11/2019

  • The LLM Transnational Rights and Security will develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary international legal issues whilst empowering you to actively apply your own lived experiences and to critically develop by reflecting on the experiences of others. It will be delivered via student-centred, active learning to equip you with the skills need to make a positive contribution to change in society.

    Course

    Highlights

    • New for 2019.
    • Dedicated teaching staff with commercial and professional law backgrounds.
    • Active blended learning modules.
  • The importance of balancing rights and security is very much a global 21st century issue. The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime considers transnational organised crime to be changing and flexible, and capable of taking advantage of the increased levels of globalization. This makes it more than a national priority, and so understanding how international, regional and national organisations are attempting to tackle the issue is a crucial step. It must be balanced with international human rights provisions, and the overlap into terrorism brings into play national security strategies which, in turn have to be balanced with religious sensitivity. All of this is conducted in an environment where illicit firearms have been responsible for over a million deaths between 2012 and 2016 (Small Arms Survey, 2017).

    The LLM Transnational Rights and Security allows you to explore and develop skills in all of these areas.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Careers

    Graduates from the previous related LLM programmes have progressed on to careers as:
    • Export Executive (India);
    • Research Associate (Nigeria);
    • Solicitor (UK);
    • Barrister (UK);
    • Police Officer (UK);
    • PA to Director of a charity (UK);
    • Lecturer (UK);
    • Securities and Investigations (UK)
    • Conveyancer (UK)
    • Charity Director UK);
    • Group Legal Director (India).

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a postgraduate stall, where you can speak with tutors about the postgraduate courses that interest you, to give you all the information you need about studying at the University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Applicants should have a good single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Transnational Organised Crime (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM049
      Core Module Y
    • Firearms Crime (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM050
      Core Module Y
    • Contemporary Issues in International Human Rights Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM051
      Core Module Y
    • Law and Religion (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM052
      Core Module Y
    • Public International Law (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM040
      Core Module Y
    • National Security: Law, Policy and Practice (20 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM041
      Core Module Y
    • Law Dissertation (60 Credits)
      Module code: LAWM046
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    Several members of the law team are actively involved in research relating to this programme:

    • Simon Sneddon and Nick Cartwright are contributing chapters to a forthcoming Routledge book on Firearms Crime (which is also being co-edited by Simon);
    • Kelly-Ann Cannon’s PhD research focuses on the legal issues around religion;
    • Simon is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Organised Crime (IASOC).
    • Postgraduate Loan

      If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2019/20 either full-time or part-time you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student finance England.

      Visit the GOV website for more information on eligibility.

    • Our Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,425

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 20/21 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan Student Finance England.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £7,300

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 19/20 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan Student Finance England.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £13,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student,
    please see our International scholarships page.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,750

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student,
    please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour