Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme builds on the School of Law's experience in providing postgraduate legal education at Master's level. Studying over 1 or 2 years, you will have an opportunity to tailor your programme of studies to your own professional or research interests. A personal supervisor will help you choose your best path through a wide range of options. If you so choose, your personal supervisor will also provide you with support if you undertake a research dissertation option.

Course Modules

You choose 6 option modules from the wide range on offer in the School. For 1 of these option modules you may choose to undertake a dissertation. Option modules: Children's rights and childhood; contemporary issues in criminal justice; crime and control; criminal law theory and history; cultures of human rights; futures: the globalisation of human rights; gender, sexuality and criminal justice; globalisation of land markets; hate crime; healthcare and human rights; human rights in Britain; international rights of minorities; postapartheid jurisprudence; qualitative methodology; social justice; the World Trade Organization and the environment; youth justice.

Course Additional Entry

Good second'Class Honours degree in law, the humanities or social sciences; other good honours degrees will be considered. Degrees from overseas institutions must be equivalent to a UK second'class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional training and experience are welcome and will be taken into account. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £7,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
LLM £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
LLM £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees