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Intensive LLM/MA (Law) courses

The Intensive LLM/MA is a postgraduate law course where face-to-face teaching is conducted over a concentrated period of time, allowing you to gain a postgraduate qualification without disrupting your existing work and family life.

WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?

Are you looking to change careers, move sector or build on your existing skills and training? Whether you live in the UK, Europe or internationally, this is your opportunity to study in London without having to set up a new home or leave your current job.

Are you a skilled professional, activist or public/private sector worker with experience or an interest in law? The Intensive LLM/MA programmes are designed so that you can conduct postgraduate study without substantially disrupting your existing work and family life.

Are you looking for a new and better job but you need to acquire more skills, knowledge and qualifications? We focus on major social, economic and legal developments. Use your knowledge and experience to acquire new skills in a rapidly changing world.

HOW IS IT TAUGHT?

The course is usually taught face-to-face in London, however given current circumstances we are planning to teach online, pending government advice. Teaching takes place over a period of four weeks: two weeks in March and two weeks in June-July (full time). Alternatively, you can choose to spread your study over two years (part-time).

The courses consist of six modules, one of which can be a research project. Two are compulsory modules, and you can choose the other four modules from a range, to suit your interests.

Classes will take place between 9am and 6pm. It is not expected that you will be in teaching for the whole day unless you choose options that run back-to-back. For most of the teaching weeks you will have four hours of face-to-face teaching per day.

Your learning begins online through course materials and study guides, which will be provided to you up around six weeks before teaching begins. You will be expected to complete readings in your own time before classes begin, and you can work on your research project at home.

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE VIA INTENSIVE STUDY

You can apply online at the links below.

HUMAN RIGHTS (LLM/MA)

  • This LLM/MA focuses on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject.
  • The programme has close ties to a number of leading human rights NGOs and is informed by critical engagement with, and analysis of, human rights practice.
  • Discover more about the Human Rights programme and apply.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW (FINANCE OR JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY) (LLM)

  • The only LLM of its kind in the UK, this programme addresses the law, institutions and practice which constitute global and local economies from a critical perspective.
  • It is particularly well suited to those within NGOs, government agencies, and in-house corporate social responsibility departments, who wish to critically reflect on their role as practitioners.
  • Discover more about the International Economic Law programme and apply.

CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICS, LAW AND THEORY (LLM)

  • This degree considers the traditional neglect of constitutionalist approaches to politics in Britain - something that is now changing fast.
  • It focuses on two related, but distinct, processes:
    • the crisis of law and the shift towards exceptional modes of state power
    • the demand that law mitigates manifold crises.
  • The programme adopts a critical, interdisciplinary approach and gives equal weight to theory and comparative case studies from across the world.
  • Discover more about the Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory programme and apply.

COME AND MEET US

You can find out about our dedicated events on our taster sessions and online activities pages.