We now offer a Master of Laws (LLM) qualification. You can start with either Exploring legal meaning (W820) or Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility (W822) and further modules will be available in 2013. There are a number of other OU modules which you can study and count 30 credits towards the LLM. You can also transfer credit (maximum 30 credits) from other postgraduate providers and we particularly welcome credit from our partner, The College of Law. For full details go to the LLM qualification description below.
Exploring legal meaning (W820) is compulsory for the LLM . It addresses questions such as, what does law mean, where does it come from and what does it do? Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility (W822) is currently a compulsory module for the LLM. It is also a compulsory module in the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management and an optional module in both the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management and the MBA (for more information see the Business and Management and Environment, Development and International Studies postgraduate pages).
If you are interested in becoming a lawyer (solicitor or barrister) you need to study our undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) or if you already hold a degree we offer a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) (Q75).
See the list of all our individual courses in Law.
For information about postgraduate research degrees, visit the Research Degrees Prospectus.
See the list of undergraduate courses and qualifications in Law.
If you want to study for a qualification and you are living outside the UK and Republic of Ireland, visit our international prospectus.
While originally an accountant by profession, I was contemplating a career move into a more formal corporate ethics role. Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility (W822), provided me with an academic background to important ethics related issues and in particular gaining an understanding of the historical development of corporate social responsibility. I now have an ethics management post within the United Nations.
Ian Fuller, W822 student
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