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LLM by Coursework
We admit only law graduates and legal professionals who have the interest, ability and time to conduct research at an advanced academic level. Entry to the program is limited.
- An average of 65% in the final year of the LLB plus evidence of ability to conduct scholarly research and writing
- An average of 70% in the final year of the LLB without evidence of ability to conduct scholarly research and writing
The duration of the full-time LLM is one year, and the part-time LLM is two years.
The LLM by coursework and Research Report comprises four courses in the relevant field of study. In addition, all Masters by coursework students must attend a compulsory course in Research Methodology and complete a Research Report of 10 000 words. The Research Report is the final component of the degree, weighted at approximately one-third of the total requirements for the degree. The Research Report is compulsory and counts 60 points towards the degree. The Research Report should comprise approximately 10 000 words (approximately 30-40 pages of typescript).
Please note that not all courses and specialisations are available every year.
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Research at Carthage
Research in Coursework
Knowing that book learning alone is insufficient, Carthage embraces hands-on learning across the curriculum. Whatever career path they follow, students must be equipped with the skills to adapt to changing conditions.
Specialty Courses: Phage Hunters
Entire classes at Carthage are structured around original research. That includes the innovative, yearlong introductory biology course Molecules, Cells and Organisms , through which freshman science majors study viruses that infect bacteria. Classes devoted to research methods introduce students to the design of experiments and guide them through the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
Research Methods: Neuroscience and More
Among the specialized research facilities the College offers is the Carthage Neuroscience Lab . There, psychology and neuroscience students have access to a rodent colony and equipment that allows them to study and even perform surgery on rodents. The studies have real world applications for returning veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Most professors like to get journal articles published. I say my students are my publications,” said neuroscience professor Dan Miller . “It’s really great to see them become successful.”
J-Term Study Tours
January Term , another unique aspect of a Carthage education, is a time when many students do hands-on learning while traveling to dozens of locations worldwide. Others perform original works through on-campus courses.
Students also have the option of pursuing independent research for credit. Many professors are available to guide the students through their chosen projects.
Research at Carthage
Carthage is named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review (2018), a designation given to only 25 percent of four-year schools.
Scheduled to open in fall 2018, a new residential tower will offer suite-style housing and two floors of shared campus spaces for gaming, cooking, group meetings, or quiet studying. Learn more about The Tower .
You’re going to need brain fuel. Grab a morning coffee and a snack and Starbucks or Einstein Bros. Bagels. Later, meet friends at “The Caf,” where the specials change daily but the staples are constant, or swing through “The Stu” for wings, a burrito, or a sub. A new option, Carthage Cash, even covers some off-campus meals.
Beyond the campus boundaries, dinosaur fossils are prepared at the Carthage Institute of Paleontolgoy in Kenosha. A lengthy pterodactyl flight away, Finca Esperanza serves as a base camp for J-Term medical and water quality missions to Nicaragua.
Since 2008, Carthage athletic training students have used the newest diagnostic tools to study concussions. Overseen by a leading brain trauma expert from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the research helps doctors determine when athletes are healthy enough to return.
96% of Carthage alumni report that they have secured a job or are continuing their studies six months after graduation. Visit Career Services .
91% of employers say critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills matter more than your major when it comes to career success. Learn more about how the liberal arts prepare you for a successful career.
Lots of schools wear the four-year label. Carthage stands behind it. 95% of Carthage graduates earn their degrees in four years. Learn more
Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Golden Globes. The playwrights we’ve brought in have them. Each year, the Carthage Theatre Department commissions an original script by a renowned playwright for its New Play Initiative . Carthage students then work with the writer to stage it.
As a freshman in the highly selective Honors Program , learn how to gain expertise in anything from music to forest ecology. After that, tackle a contemporary social, economic, or political problem. If you like, you can live on an Honors-only floor of a Carthage residence hall.
In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Things look new at Carthage because they are . Our athletic and recreation center, student union, computer labs, audiovisual production suite, and numerous residence halls have all been constructed or newly renovated in the last 10 years. Our new science center caps it off.
Carthage offers majors, minors and concentrations in more than 50 areas of study , from archaeology to athletic training, neuroscience to music theatre.
Our Summer Undergraduate Research Experience offers select students a research budget, one-on-one mentoring with a professor, and 10 weeks of analyzing, deciphering — and getting paid.
So the lake is kind of a focal point, but there’s a lot more to love about our campus — like the fact that our 80-acre campus is also an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Focused on keeping campus lush forever, we plant between 50 and 75 new trees every year from a variety of species.
Carthage was founded in 1847. That’s more than 170 years of leaders, makers, and go-getters going out and going forth. Read more about Carthage’s rich history .
More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid, a hefty chunk of which is scholarships and grants — including $1.25 million annually from the Presidential Scholarship Competition and numerous Merit Scholarships. Learn what’s available .
Abraham Lincoln was an early Trustee of the College, and U.S. Secretary of State John Hay was a Carthage alum. The two still have a proud place on our campus . Spend some time with them in our Sesquicentennial Plaza. On warm days you’ll find professors leading their classes here.
Come to Carthage; hear yourself think — think … think …
Legend has it that Sesquicentennial Plaza holds a perfect echo. Just stand with both your feet on the “1847,” face Straz, and start talking. “You’re the only one who can hear you, but you’ll be crystal clear,” promises English and theatre alumna Mikaley Osley.
Our Great Lake provides Carthage students with some amazing views. Think classes on the beach, lake views from the lab, and sunrises from your dorm room. “I love waking up in the morning with the sun shining off the lake. Nothing compares to the view in the morning,” says biology and neuroscience major Ann O’Leary.
Carthage awards up to 30 Presidential Scholarships each year, which range from 75% tuition up to full tuition, room, and board. Learn more .
For a full decade, NASA has selected Carthage students to conduct research aboard its zero-gravity aircraft. Lately, the stakes have risen. A team of underclassmen is grinding to prepare a tiny but powerful Earth-imaging satellite for launch to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space sciences at Carthage
Carthage is the only college or university in the Midwest where every freshman takes a full-year sequence of foundational texts of the Western intellectual tradition. Learn about the Carthage core .
With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty .
There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved .
True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location .
What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.
Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities .
You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.
Carthage is ranked No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …
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