Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme enables you to tailor your studies to your professional and research interests. You choose 1 out of 2 critical pathways, electing to combine the study of international economic law with either finance and global markets or with justice and development. Both pathways draw on critical research to examine contemporary issues and problems: International Finance and Economic Law; or International Finance and Economic Law. Focusing on the law, economics and practice of international finance leading up to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, you will be presented with critical theoretical tools with which to interrogate the role of finance in society, and in particular its effects on value systems. This programme's critical depth and breadth affords you an opportunity to concretise and engage with the questions you have asked about the failures of finance. To achieve this, you will be given a solid grounding in the legal and economic principles of finance.

Course Modules

Within your chosen pathway, you study 3 core modules, one of which is a dissertation, and 3 option modules.

Course Additional Entry

Good second'class honours degree in law or a related discipline. 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
LLM £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees