International Aviation Law and Regulation

For HM Forces

Study options



Key facts

Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Part-time, blended learning
13 Months
Start date:

MOD focused

Curriculum content designed to complement your professional development

Virtual learning lnvironment

Highly interactive distance learning award delivered through Blackboard (our VLE)

Flexible learning

Minimal attendance with remote/onsite support available for all modules

Our International Aviation Law And Regulation LLM course is designed specifically for MOD personnel.

Students graduating from this course will demonstrate an advanced knowledge, research skills and practical training in areas including international aviation law and regulation, international aviation policy and regulation as well as the legal applicability of risk and any criminal/civil liability. These rules govern the complex relationship between States, Service Providers and Passengers. Successful completion of this course enhances employability prospects within the civilian sector as well as providing a solid foundation for doctoral research or study.

To make an initial enquiry about this programme please contact the HM Forces team.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLM International Aviation Law and Regulation

Course content

This is a programme that is unique to members of the Royal Air Force. Students will be able to apply to this programme after completing the relevant RAF training on International Aviation Law and Regulation which is awarded Advanced Standing in this course. To successfully obtain an LLM in International Aviation Law and Regulation, students will need to complete two academic core modules at Staffordshire University. These two modules are a 15 credit Research Methods module which is designed to enable students develop effective research skills and knowledge of various research methods in Law, and a 45 credits Dissertation module which is contextualised to a relevant area of International Aviation Law and Regulation. Thus, the programme is a close partnership between the University and the RAF where both entities work closely to deliver the best possible outcome for the student.


The course fee is £925


The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module where available.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Dissertation (International Aviation Law And Regulation) 40 credits
Legal Research Methods (International Aviation Law And Regulation) 20 credits

Entry requirements

The entry to the course is by selection by the RAF. Commencement of the course is dependent on satisfactory completion of pre-course preparation. All students admitted on to the LLM must have successfully completed an in-house RAF training course delivered and assessed by experts within the field of aviation law and regulation. All students will be awarded 120 credits advanced standing in recognition of this prior study and will therefore be required to undertake a further 60 credits, delivered by Staffordshire University, in order to achieve the award.

Teaching and assessment


The LLM in International Aviation Law and Regulation is delivered flexibly and can be studied part-time across one year. The course uses a blended learning approach to delivery and independent study. Content will be delivered using technology enhanced learning which will involve the use of the Blackboard virtual learning environment (VLE). There will be a selection of learning activities which may include use of online materials and guided reading, podcasts, use of video and recording clips, online discussion boards and blogs. Students will also have the opportunity to interact using social media.


All modules are individually assessed via one or more methods dependent upon the requirement of that module. The method of assessment is chosen to ensure that we can verify that you have met the learning outcomes of the module. These methods may include individual coursework assignments, written reports, discussion contributions and practical exercises.

Typically, assignment submission and feedback will be via Blackboard Learning Portal. Practical assessments may be done online but sometimes may involve attendance at the University. Module results will also be made available electronically.

Learning support

A personal tutor will be appointed who is a subject matter expert. Support for any modules will be conducted face-to-face, via email, or telephone.  

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.


Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally (through formative feedback) before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark but are essential for you to develop academically as a student. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. The feedback you receive will help to focus you to achieve better grades on the next set of modules you study.


Applications are currently unavailable.

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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