Birmingham Law School´s General LLM gives you the opportunity to decide which areas of law have the most relevance to your future career and to choose modules that most interest you. This is the ideal programme if you wish to gain Masters-level knowledge and skills without restricting yourself to just one particular branch of law.
The programme provides one of the widest ranges of options in the UK with nearly 50 modules available, enabling you to create a unique degree tailored to your future career aspirations.
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.
International qualifications which are equivalent to a UK honours degree in Law will be considered.
If your first language is not English you must provide an English language qualification. Recognised qualifications include:
IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
You follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits); the latter to be submitted at the end of the year of study.
Students on the general LLM programme choose six modules from the range available across all the LLM programmes and write a dissertation on a subject of their choice.
The modules available are:
British Legal Responses to Terrorism
Commercial Conflict of Laws
Comparative International Commercial Arbitration
Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Criminal Law and Medicine
The Death Penalty in Law and Practice
Domestic Sale of Goods
English Law of International Sale of Goods
Environmental Energy Law
EU Competition Law
EU Constitutional Law
EU State Aid Law and Policy
European Criminal Law
European Health Law
European Human Rights Law
Financing of International Trade
Global Crime Problems
Human Rights and Criminal Justice
Human Rights and Health Care Law
Intellectual Property Law
International and European Legal Responses to Terrorism
International Criminal Law
International Humanitarian Law
International Human Rights Law
International Investment Law and Policy
International Trade Law and Policy - Advanced Issues
International Trade Law and Policy - Foundations
Law and Reproduction
Law of International Organisations
Legal Aspects of Banking Regulation
Partnership and LLP Law
Public International Law
Public Procurement in EU and International Trade Law
Sentencing: Prison Studies
Theory of Criminal Law
Trading with the European Union
Transnational Criminal Law
Victimisation and Victim Policy
Students are also allowed to choose one of their six modules from those offered by the Political Science and International Studies department. Students may chose from the following list:
Civil War, Conflict and International Intervention
Democracy, Power and Citizenship
Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
Gender and Global Governance
Global Ethics 1
Multiculturalism and Religious Conflict
Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and International Order
Sex, Death, Gender and (In) Security
Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
Totalitarianism And The State
The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world, for post-qualification employability in a global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Historically, over 93% of our law students have been in employment or further study within six months of graduating, with many going on to obtain academic careers in the top law schools in the country.
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