University of Birmingham - School of Law

LL.M. Admissions
Edgbaston
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom

www.birmingham.ac.uk

LL.M. (General) facts

  • Tuition 9,000 GBP

  • Duration 12 months

  • Intakes September

  • Minimum TOEFL 95

  • Minimum IELTS 7.0

Full Profile

The Program

The Birmingham LLM takes one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) to complete and involves the study of six specialist modules and a dissertation. Applicants must have a good undergraduate degree in Law or equivalent. 

The Birmingham LLM allows students to follow a general route, with complete flexibility in module selection, or follow one of our specialist pathways. When applying to the Birmingham LLM, students do not need to decide whether they wish to specialise at that stage, as pathway specialisms can be decided once students start on the course. 

Our General LLM is ideal 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 over 30 modules available, enabling you to create a unique degree tailored to your future career aspirations.

The specialist pathways available are: Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, International Commercial Law, International Law and Globalisation, International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights, and International Trade Law.

All of our taught programmes follow the same structure:

- In part I of the programmes, you take six 20-credit modules; your module choices will depend upon the programme you decide to follow. Assessment in those modules, by essay or formal examination, is in May and June.
- In part II of the programmes, you research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a selected topic of law under the supervision of a member of staff.

All of our modules are taught in small-group seminars, allowing equal opportunities for class interaction to all students.

Further details about the LLM programmes, including full module descriptions and student profiles, can be found online at www.birmingham.ac.uk/llm

The University

The University of Birmingham has been welcoming students since 1900, and is one of the UK's top 15 universities according to the 2017 QS World Rankings. It is currently home to over 8,500 postgraduate students from 150 countries.

The Law School

Birmingham Law School is ranked in the top 100 Law Schools in the world and in the top 15 in the UK according to the 2017 QS World Rankings. At the heart of our school is a strong faculty of academic lawyers who are leaders in their fields. The latest Research Excellence Framework exercise confirmed that 96% of our research is judged to have global impact and these are the staff you'll be taught by and research alongside. These results underline the School's strength across the legal curriculum, the top-class teaching we provide, and the extent of our contribution to policy making and our understanding of the modern world.

Entry Requirements

Our normal entrance requirement is a good Honours degree in law (or overseas equivalent), or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

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
  • TOEFL 100 with no less than 23 in any band.

Application Procedure

You can apply for all of our programmes online - for more information, please visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/llm

Tuition and Fees

Fees for programmes starting in September 2018 are:

- UK/EU: £9,000 full-time; £4,500 part-time
- International: £17,010

Financial Aid

A range of University of Birmingham awards are available to LLM applicants, including:

Details of all available funding can be found on the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

Location

Birmingham Law School is located on the University's leafy Edgbaston campus, which is situated less than 3km from Birmingham's bustling city centre.

Programs at Birmingham

Full-Time

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September
Duration
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September
Duration
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Part-Time

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Intakes
September
Duration
24 months
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Intakes
September
Duration
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September
Duration
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English
Intakes
September
Duration
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Duration
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Discussions About Birmingham (60)

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Which uni for LLM un England is better for me?
Nov 08, 2017  409  Duncan
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Sep 13, 2017  251  Sibusiso
Law and Globalisation LLM
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Birmingham/Bristol/Edinburgh/QM
Feb 17, 2016  550  barmenator
Edinburgh or Bristol
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International Commercial Law
Feb 22, 2015  875  karn
Criminal Justice - Which uni?
Nov 28, 2014  190  Para-Graf
nottingham trent uni Versus Birmingham?
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UK (Birmingham) or Netherlands(Leiden)
May 21, 2014  243  linny
Birmingham vs. Aberdeen vs. Reading?
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