Exit Menu

How we will deliver your course in 2021: Law (postgraduate)

Programmes this information applies to: 

  • LLM Law
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM International Commercial Law
  • LLM International Financial Regulation and Corporate Law
  • LLM International Human Rights Law
  • MA Policy Law and Practice.

1. Content of the course 

There are no planned changes to the course content.

New students 

One new module has been added (Artificial Intelligence and Ethics) in the list of optional modules offered. Two modules will not run owing to staff availability issues: Comparative Competition Law module (LX5648) and International Consumer Law (LX5667)

All PGT programmes referred to above will be offered with the option of placements or internships. 

Returning students 

Returning Students:

Two new modules have been added (International Consumer Law and Artificial Intelligence and Ethics) in the list of optional modules offered.

2. Length of the course 

There are no planned changes to the length of the course.

3. How your course will be delivered 


New students 

There are no changes to the number of teaching hours per module.

It is expected that teaching will take place through interactive seminars (which are generally 2 hours) that will be held synchronously on a weekly basis using a blended model. We plan to teach online all modules that will have more than 22 students as well as all PGCert modules. The rest of the modules will be taught on campus in person. For these modules, any students, who are not on campus, will be able to attend the seminars synchronously through VLE. A GTA will be present in each seminar to assist the seminar leader with the students attending online, so that they can actively participate in the discussions, as well as dealing with any technical problems that may arise.

Students will be provided with pre-sessional activities (e.g. readings, pre-recorded videos) as well as post-sessional activities (e.g. discussion boards, self-assessments, formative assessments) via Blackboard Learn. 

Students will have regular meetings (both one-to-one and group) with their personal tutors, either online or on campus by arrangement with their personal tutors. Students will have the opportunity of support from the Law Skills Tutors, either online or on campus, by arrangement. 

Students will be able to attend online specific Academic Skills (ASK) sessions and regularly timetabled central ASK sessions made available to all students. Students will also have the opportunity to attend one-to-one sessions, by appointment, with the English language tutor. 

Students will be able to have meetings (on a one-to-one basis by appointment) with the Careers Tutor and the Law Librarian throughout the year.

Assessment:

Coursework and/or exams (online via Wiseflow)

Support/resources:

 Module outlines, Talis aspire reading lists, PowerPoints, (all available via BBL)

Returning students

There are no changes to the number of teaching hours per module.

It is expected that teaching will take place through interactive seminars (which are generally 2 hours) that will be held synchronously on a weekly basis using a blended model. We plan to teach online all modules that will have more than 22 students as well as all PGCert modules. The rest of the modules will be taught on campus in person. For these modules, any students, who are not on campus, will be able to attend the seminars synchronously through VLE. A GTA will be present in each seminar to assist the seminar leader with the students attending online, so that they can actively participate in the discussions, as well as dealing with any technical problems that may arise.

Students will be provided with pre-sessional activities (e.g. readings, pre-recorded videos) as well as post-sessional activities (e.g. discussion boards, self-assessments, formative assessments) via Blackboard Learn. 

Students will have regular meetings (both one-to-one and group) with their personal tutors, either online or on campus by arrangement with their personal tutors. Students will have the opportunity of support from the Law Skills Tutors, either online or on campus, by arrangement. 

Students will be able to attend online specific Academic Skills (ASK) sessions and regularly timetabled central ASK sessions made available to all students. Students will also have the opportunity to attend one-to-one sessions, by appointment, with the English language tutor. 

Students will be able to have meetings (on a one-to-one basis by appointment) with the Careers Tutor and the Law Librarian throughout the year.

Assessment:

Coursework and/or exams (online via Wiseflow)

Support/resources:

 Module outlines, Talis aspire reading lists, PowerPoints, (all available via BBL)

4. Cost of the course 

There are no changes to the cost of the course.

Access to a laptop or desktop PC is required for joining online activities, completing coursework and digital exams, and a minimum specification can be found here.
If you have any concerns about accessing a suitable device, please complete and return this form to enquire about the University’s loan laptop scheme.

5. Award

There are no planned changes to the qualification that is being awarded.

New students 

There are no changes to the qualifications awarded, with the exception of those students who will choose the placement/internship option. The award in such cases will be LLM Law with Placement or LLM Law with Internship as appropriate.

Returning students

There are no changes to the qualifications awarded.

6. Feedback and consultation

We provide set times where you can talk to your lecturers and module leaders about academic matters relating to your course. You can also use these opportunities to obtain and discuss feedback on an assessment. You can find these hours on Blackboard Learn and in your module booklets.  

You can book your slot by emailing your lecturer. We will be holding these virtually until it is safe to hold these appointments on campus.

7. Personal tutoring

Your personal tutor is responsible for monitoring and supporting your academic and personal development both in your transition to university and between years. It is someone you can discuss, in confidence, your academic progress with or any special requirements you may need. 

If you are a first year student, these sessions will be included in your timetable every other week. 

If you are a second year, final year, or postgraduate student you can request to have a session at a time that is convenient for you.  

You can attend our virtual ‘drop-in’ sessions which are advertised on Blackboard Learn, or request a session by emailing your personal tutor.

8. Departmental communications and events

You can keep up with subject and module updates through Blackboard Learn. We will also send important updates to your student email account, including a newsletter once a term, so please keep an eye on your emails. 

We host department assemblies where you will receive department updates and get to hear from lecturers and your peers. These take place at least once a term and you’ll receive an email invitation. 

Our programmes feature a range of opportunities including trips and visits, once it is safe to do so we will resume these.

9. Student-led academic representation

Student reps are elected to represent the views of their course, department or college to improve the academic experience at Brunel. They gather views and opinions from students on things such as lectures, exams, assessment and feedback and then take a collective view to the University and Union in order to develop the student experience at Brunel.

We welcome feedback from our student community on matters relating to your experience through your student representatives or through your programme leaders. 

Find out who your course rep is here. You’ll also receive an email from your programme leader who will confirm your contact.

10. Peer-to-peer opportunities

You can join our student societies, we have one for each subject area including Politics, History, Sociology, and Anthropology. You can join these societies through the Union of Brunel Students or contact your course rep to find out more. We have Facebook groups for these societies too.

Our department also has a Postgraduate Research Society, if you would like to join this please contact your PGR Director.

You can join our social media groups to keep in touch with your peers and exchange knowledge.  Find out how to do this by contacting your course rep.

Contact us 

If you have any specific questions about the above information, please email: CBASS-TPO-ESGW@brunel.ac.uk 

 

Disclaimer: We have used our best endeavours to plan for the coming academic year and to ensure the information on this page is correct at the time of publication. The information provided here is intended for the general guidance of students studying the University’s degree programmes listed above in the academic year 2021/22. The University will deliver the course of study as described unless there are changes outside of our control related to COVID-19. In such circumstances, the University will adjust the delivery of the course accordingly, and use its best endeavours to ensure equivalence.

Date of publication: 16.07.21