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Keep up to date with the latest developments in food law including provisions of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on food information to consumers (FIC)

One of the many benefits of studying with DMU is the flexibility it gives you - including the option to choose from a wide range of modules.

Find out more about the advantages it provides

Distance Learning allows you decide when and where you study - the flexible and convenient learning solution to meet your needs

Benefit from the experienced and supportive DMU tutor faculty who are on hand to guide you through every aspect of the programme

Food Law course - postgraduate distance learning from De Montfort University

Reap the benefits of home study and flexible options by studying for the Food Law Master of Laws (LLM) course

This well established distance learning course brings together a range of subjects and is designed to meet the needs of both lawyers and non-legal professionals alike.

This unique programme in Food Law will enable you to:

  • Analyse, interpret and apply the laws regulating food
  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes. For the list of available modules please see the Food Law course brochure
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the ‘accelerated route’ and complete the LLM in 15 months

See more information for the Food Law distance learning course (2016 prospectus to follow)

Why study by distance learning?

Increasingly we all face more pressures in our business lives and finding the time to attend courses can be very difficult.  Distance learning is the solution to your training needs; it allows you the full benefits of studying for a recognised UK university qualification whilst still in full-time employment using this freedom and flexibility to your advantage.

You can set the pace at which you learn and decide when, where and how long you want to study for.  One of the most beneficial factors of distance learning study is that you can apply your learning, knowledge, skills and expertise to your work straight away and help to further your career.

What Will I Study on this Food Law Masters Course?

Core Module:

Food Law in the UK and EU
- Overview of the legal concepts relevant to the control and administration of the food industry
- The purposes and background of food law, both domestic and EU
- Statutory control of trading conduct and trade practices through the use of the criminal law
- How is food law enforced?

Optional Modules:

Food Consumer Protection Law
Food Marketing Law
Food Safety Law
Food Sources Protection Law

Dissertation titles previously submitted include:
A critical analysis of legislation specific to meat and meat products
- A critical evaluation of the plethora of legislation to be considered in the labelling of fresh fruit and vegetables
- A critique of contemporary food labelling legislation in the UK and consumer perceptions
- The extent to which accreditation schemes might effectively replace enforcement body inspections in food hygiene
- An assessment of the effectiveness of Statutory Guidance on food labelling with particular reference to claims made on soft drinks
- Unsafe food - how food manufacturing and trading companies can deal effectively with the regulatory authorities

And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting modules from other LLM programmes as well! Find out more on the prospectus for Food Law by distance learning 2015. (2016 prospectus to follow)


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What did previous students think of the programme?

"The LLM course has made a real difference to my career pathways and has allowed me to develop my career in areas that I may not have previously considered"
G. Hayburn

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