LLM in Governance and Devolution
The past decade has seen massive structural changes to the
constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom, the most obvious
being the creation of devolved legislative and executive bodies in
Scotland and Wales.
The LLM in Governance and Devolution provides an opportunity to explore
how these innovations have created new opportunities to repair the
democratic deficit for which the single state governed from London was
widely criticised, as well as new tensions between the devolved
jurisdictions. It explores issues such as accountability, democratic
engagement and what constitutes ‘good governance’ and aims to
develop an understanding of the broader relationships between the
‘regions’ and tiers of government / governance at the state and EU levels.
As well as modules taught in the Law School, a module in Politics offered
by the School of European Studies is available to students on this programme.
- closely allied with the Wales Governance Centre
- taught by leading devolution experts
- strong links with the Welsh Government and National Assembly for
- ideal capital city location
- relevant for busy professionals working in the public and voluntary
Please note that modules are likely to change from time to time.
Full-time: over one year or Part-time: over two years
Stage 1: You will study four modules, two of which must be those listed above. The others may be chosen from our wide range of available modules. A module in Contemporary Welsh Politics offered by the Department of Politics and International Relations is also available to students on this route. You will also take a course on postgraduate research skills. Stage 2: You complete a 15,000 word dissertation with staff supervision and submit it in September in the full-time mode, December in the second year of study in the part-time mode).
Most modules are assessed by an essay of 5,000 words, or other approved methods.
Usually late September
Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages.
To find out more please see LLM Programme