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Social Care Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
Social care law affects virtually every person in the UK at some time. Social care law and policy accounts for more than £40 billion expenditure annually. The programme focuses on community care and mental health law, policy and practice in England and Wales in the international context of human rights.

About

Community care law and the law relating to people with mental health problems affect virtually every person in the UK at some time in their lives. Despite the fundamental importance of the law in these fields, its study has been largely neglected by University Master’s programmes.  

The LLM Social Care Law addresses this omission by focusing on community care and mental health law, policy and practice in England and Wales. 

The programme explores the origins of the law in both fields: the growth of the asylum and the development of the Poor Law and critically analyses the current legal regimes as well as the policy, research and theoretical socio-legal contexts in which these legal regimes exist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Competition Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Sales Law
  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Criminal Justice in Europe
  • Marine Insurance
  • Consent to Treatment
  • Law and Psychiatry
  • International Humanitarian Law

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Credits
                      120 alternative credits
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You need the following IELTS score:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: Lower Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    • Suitable for graduates from any field who wish to study social care law ­­– the law as it impacts on disabled, elderly and ill people in need of social care support – at an advanced level.
                    • Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered.
                    • Those whose first language is not English must obtain an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and no less than 6 in the other sub-scores, or the equivalent.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International Applies to you

                      16650 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 16650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                      7650 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Cardiff

                    • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

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