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University of Northampton Applications for UG and PG Courses 2012

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Northampton, UK, has started inviting applications for its LLB and LLM courses. Admissions are open for the M.Sc Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies. The three – year undergraduate LLB ( Hons ) course offers students with a variety of options with a flexible approach so that one can select those that they feel reflect their chosen career path.

In addition, students benefit from activities such as court visits, prison visits, mooting and development of interview and negotiation skills. This programme can also be pursued as an extensive two – year study option that allows students to graduate and move on to the next stage of their career via an intensive pathway.

The LLM programme provides opportunity to specialise in two courses – International Business Law and International Criminal Law and Security. These one – year full – time courses aim to develop analytical, evaluative and research skills in students that provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the tensions that exist in the contemporary domestic and international legal framework. They combine instruction and examination in specialist areas with the completion of a piece of research on a topic of special interest.

The M.Sc Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies is an emerging new field within psychology and offers candidates both scientific insight into the functioning of human consciousness and practical skills in applying altered and higher states of consciousness to practical, psychological, educational, and other tasks. Consequently, this programme offers both experiential elements and traditional taught elements that aim at conveying cutting – edge knowledge and critical analytic skills for dealing with such experiences and their consequences and ramifications.

To apply for the LLB, applicants should have strong academic grades in both class X and class XII. To apply for the LLM courses, applicants should have a good single honours degree in law or a joint honours degree with law as the major component . Those who do not meet the standard entry requirements, but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard can also apply.

To apply for the M.Sc transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies, students should hold a good first degree with honours in social sciences or allied health sciences and other sciences ( such as Neurosciences, Biology, Medicine, Education, Economics, etc ).

The programmes commence in September / October 2012 and the last date for application is July 2012. The fee structure for the LLB and LLM courses is £ 9,100 and £ 9,500 respectively and £ 9,500 for M.Sc Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies.

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U.K. University to award Degree in India

As India prepares to open its doors to foreign universities, at least one British university already has a foot in the door through a joint venture with the University of Madras and several other Indian institutions.

The Northampton University is to launch a master’s degree in Environmental Technology at Madras University in February next year under a joint U.K.-India program aimed at promoting research links between the two countries.

“We’re very excited about it,” Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of Northampton University said.

Although the course would be delivered by teachers from both universities, the final degree would be awarded by the University of Northampton.

“At the end of their studies, students will achieve an MSc in International Environmental Management from the University of Northampton,” he said, pointing out that it was a model that other British Universities were also likely to follow.

The Northampton University already has offices in India and recruits some 250 students every year. It also has links with the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) – a part of Anna University in Chennai – and the University of Mumbai. These links would be developed further as India liberalised its policy on foreign universities.

Playing down the hype that British universities would rush to set up campuses in India once the “market” opened up, Professor Petford said most institutions were likely to build on their existing links with their Indian counterparts rather than having their own independent infrastructure.


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