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Programme Specification for the 2019/0 academic year

PGCert Contemporary Legal Studies in Bangkok

1. Programme Details

Programme namePGCert Contemporary Legal Studies in Bangkok Programme codePCT1LAWLAW01
Study mode(s) Academic year2019/0
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2019

NQF Level7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

This graduate certificate programme is a specially-tailored advanced law degree that is available only for judicial officers in Thailand. You will have four compulsory topics, following discussions with the Office of the Thai Judiciary: FinTech Law and Regulation, Competition and Antitrust Law, Employment Law, Professional Conduct.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To provide you with a thorough knowledge of key issues arising in your field of study across national and jurisdictional borders.
2. To enable you to extend, both in level and in substance, your legal knowledge and judicial experience so as to apply this in a complex and transnational legal context.
3. To enable you to identify, locate and critically appraise legal materials and connect these to problems arising in your chosen field of study.
4. To enable you to assimilate extensive documentary legal and non-legal materials; to extract from them the material points, and to make judgments autonomously as to their relevance.
5. To enable you to apply principles and legal rules in the chosen field of study to solve and analyse practical problems.
6. To encourage you to reason logically, supporting the process with authority.
7. To provide you with the necessary intellectual and practical legal skills, such as analysis, problem-solving and legal reasoning, to enable you independently to achieve an understanding of any branch of your chosen field of study even if you have not previously studied it.
8. To provide you with the opportunity to enhance and develop your writing skills and interdisciplinary appraoch by completing a judicial applied project, and your oral skills by presenting seminar papers.

4. Programme Structure

You are required to complete 60 credits of taught modules from the Graduate Certificate of Contemporary Legal Studies (Bangkok based): These modules include Financial technology law and regulation, Competition and anti-trust law, Professional Conduct, Employment law

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Contemporary Legal Studies you are eligible to progress onto the LLM at Exeter, where you must achieve a further 60 credits, from optional LLM modules, as well as 60 credits from the applied judicial project.

For an overview of taught modules, see:

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/law/masteroflaws/#Programme-structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

Stage 1


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAWM135 Fintech law and regulation 15Yes
LAWM133 Competition and Antitrust Law 15Yes
LAWM134 Employment Law 15Yes
LAWM136 Professional Conduct 15Yes
Total Credits for Stage 1

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Articulate comprehensive knowledge of contemporary law and legal development.
2. Apply principles and rules of contemporary law and legal development.

Weekly seminars.

  1. Essay or exam as appropriate
  2. Essay or exam as appropriate
Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

3. Identify, locate and critically appraise legal materials and connect these to contemporary law and legal development
4. Assimilate extensive documetary legal material; to extract from them the material points; and to make reasoned judgements autonomously as to their application to contemporary law and legal development.

Active engagement in seminar discussion

Formative opportunities

3. Essay or exam as appropriate

4. Essay or exam as appropriate

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

5. Apply reason logically and support your analysis with appropriate authority.
6. Apply the intellectual and practical skills, such as problem solving and legal reasoning, in developing a reasoned approach to contemporary law and legal development.
7. Apply advanced writing skills by completing summative assingments, and oral skills by presenting seminar papers.

Active engagement in seminar discussions

Formative opportunities

5. Essay or exam as appropriate

6. Essay or exam as appropriate

7. Essay or exam as appropriate as well as presentations

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

PGCert Contemporary Legal Studies in Bangkok

19. UCAS Code

N/A

20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits

60

ECTS credits

30

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

16/07/2019

Date of last revision

16/07/2019