De Montfort University

LLM Food Law (distance learning)

De Montfort University

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Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Reasons to study Food Law at DMU: Food law is a dynamic area of law, heavily influenced by developments at an EU level. Over the years the course has recruited students from all over the globe and from many different backgrounds. A typical student may be an Environmental Health Officer, or work in the food industry, or a practising lawyer or a consultant. As such the course is specifically designed for lawyers and non-legal professionals with interests in the food law field, particularly those involved in the food industry. Develop your own personal pathway on this course which combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules. Study at your own pace through flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award. Boost your career prospects and differentiate yourself in a competitive job market, while remaining in full-time employment. Engage in a wide variety of fascinating modules that look behind the key issues regarding food law. KNect365 Learning - this course is delivered in partnership with KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses.

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· Requirements

Entry criteria You should have a good honours degree or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. English Language requirements If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required. English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Food Law in the UK and EU – provides a foundation for further modules. You will gain an overview of the legal concepts relevant to the control and administration of the food industry, the statutory control of trading conduct and trade practices through the use of criminal law, as well as how food law is enforced. You will gain an understanding of the purposes and background of food law, both domestic and EU. You will also select elective modules which might include: Food Consumer Protection Law. Food Marketing Law. Food Safety Law. Food Source Protection Law. Negotiated Study. Dissertation. You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. In order to obtain the LLM in Food Law it is necessary to write a dissertation with a food law theme. Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

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