Law General (LLM)

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved

Duration

2 years part-time or 1 year full-time

Attendance

1-2 evenings a week part-time or 2-3 evenings a week full-time, October to April

This programme builds on the School of Law's experience in providing postgraduate legal education at Master's level. Studying over one or two 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 wish, your personal supervisor will also provide you with support if you undertake a research dissertation option.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Benefit from sophisticated learning resources and the expert direction of high-level research academics.
  • Designed to give you maximum flexibility in your choice of modules.
  • The School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for critical and interdisciplinary legal research. It provides an exciting and innovative environment for a wide range of research with a strong theoretical and policy focus. The School is the home of Birkbeck Law Press and publishes Law and Critique: The International Journal of Critical Legal Thought.
  • We use technology, such as electronic learning environments, to enhance teaching and learning. Birkbeck Library has an extensive teaching collection of books, journals and electronic resources in law and related disciplines, such as economics, politics and sociology. For example, it provides access to over 17,000 electronic journals, which are available online 24 hours a day. Find out more about our teaching and learning resources.
  • You can also take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including those of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Senate House Library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE Library) and the British Library.
  • We are among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top three in London in the Times Higher Education 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.
  • Applicants with a strong academic background may be eligible to apply for AHRC awards (UK and EU-based applicants only).
  • Candidates with an outstanding academic record who demonstrate high potential for strong performance on one of our Master's degrees can apply for School of Law Postgraduate Fee Awards.
  • Find out more about why you should study law at Birkbeck.
  • Watch our videos and hear what our students have to say about studying law at Birkbeck.
  • Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck.
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Course structure

You choose six option modules from the wide range on offer in the School. For one of these option modules you may choose to undertake a dissertation.

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Please note that the modules listed here are indicative; not all modules will be available every year.

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