Law

Law

You will study the core modules listed below, as well as some subject-specific modules.

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
The main aim of this module is to introduce and develop the necessary academic skills directly relevant to your Pre-Masters' course, thereby providing an opportunity for you to develop and apply area-specific vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and academic skills. This module is designed to provide a grounding for more effective study on the subject modules of the Pre-Masters in Law. This module is also designed to develop skills that will transfer to the world of employment.
This module introduces you to the main issues, methodologies and institutions in Comparative Law. There is a focus on the development and application of relevant skills to ensure you are prepared to succeed at postgraduate level.
This module aims to provide a grounding in the institutions, procedures, methodology and traditions of the English law and legal system. You will develop and apply relevant skills to ensure you are prepared to succeed at postgraduate level.
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the main issues, methodologies and institutions in International Law, e.g. United Nations and The International Court of Justice.
This course aims to address the basic principles of legal methods, legal argument and concepts. You will be encouraged to develop skills in legal argument both in writing and orally. The second part of the course builds upon these foundations by broadening the engagement with a variety of legal materials, including law textbooks, journal articles, statutes and case law, to encourage you to use these in your research and argument.
The aim of this module is to introduce and develop the skills relating to research and writing a literature review. The module will be based around lecture input and independent study. This will provide the opportunity for you to work with an individual supervisor for guidance. This module will offer you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the process of research, as well as providing experience in summarising and synthesising relevant literature.

* Core module for one-semester course only.
† Subject-specific modules for both the one and two semester course.
‡ Subject-specific module for one semester course only.

Your degree at Sussex

This course can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
International Commercial Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
International Criminal Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
International Financial Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
International Human Rights Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
International Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
International Trade Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%
LLM Environmental Law LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 50% 60%