LLM Mental Health Law - Full-time
University of Law Online Postgraduate
Online United Kingdom
Earliest start date
Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law.
LLM Mental Health Law Online - Full-time
An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Mental Health Law.
The law in context
Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.
The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.
Taught by subject experts
Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.
The LLM Mental Health Law Online will provide you with the opportunity to explore issues surrounding mental health laws and regulations. You will examine the availability of services, regulation of mental health care providers and the relationship between society and people who live with mental disabilities.
When you study the LLM Mental Health Law Online with us you will:
- Broaden your career horizons with a valuable Master’s qualification in the specialist fields of your choosing.
- Learn professional skills to make you stand out to potential employers.
- Gain up-to-date knowledge of law and practice in your chosen area and the impact of those developments on commercial and legal practice.
- Receive one-to-one tutor support and feedback on your work from a fully qualified lawyer.
- Develop a portfolio demonstrating the law in practice.
The award-linked module for this programme (Mental Health Law) will cover areas such as the availability of services, regulation of mental health care providers and the relationship between society and people who live with mental disabilities. The aim of this module is to put mental health law into context, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real-world client situations.
In addition to a general online induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
Terms 1-2 (full-time)
Two-week online induction: For non-law students, this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
- Mental Health Law
- Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
- Medical Law and Ethics
- International Criminal Law
- International Human Rights
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
Term 3 (full-time)
- Dissertation in Mental Health Law
Modules are assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination or 4,500-word coursework assignment.
Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.
The default campus location for online study is London.
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words) and provides an opportunity for a sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System, unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort.
How to Apply
- You can apply for this course directly to the University.
- This course cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Course (LPC).