Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Qualifying Law

This programme places the study of law in a historical, social and comparative context. You will develop advanced skills in legal writing, oral presentation and critical reasoning. The programme emphasises the importance of an academic and intellectually challenging approach to the study of law, and of its institutions and processes. The programme puts the study of law within the wider socio-economic and political framework, giving you a social-political grounding in the law.

Course modules

You will follow a programme of compulsory subjects, which make up the foundation subjects required for a qualifying law degree. You take 9 modules worth 30 credits each, including a 30-credit dissertation. Full-time Year 1: Constitutional and Administrative Law (Senior Status); Law of Obligations I - Contract (Senior Status); Law of Obligations II - Tort (Senior Status); Legal Systems and Methods (Senior Status). Full-time Year 2: Criminal Law (Senior Status); Law of the European Union (Senior Status); Property Law I - Land Law (Senior Status); Property Law II - Equity and Trusts (Senior Status). Part-time Year 1: Constitutional & Administrative Law (Senior Status); Law of Obligations I - Contract (Senior Status); Legal Systems and Methods (Senior Status). Part-time Year 2: Criminal Law (Senior Status); Law of Obligations II - Tort (Senior Status); Property Law I - Land Law (Senior Status). Part-time Year 3: Law of the European Union (Senior Status); Property Law II - Equity and Trusts (Senior Status). LLM Qualifying Law Degree dissertation: LLM QLD Dissertation.

Assessment methods

A variety of methods are used, including essays, seen/unseen examinations, group projects, presentations and learning diaries.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows students studying this programme full-time over 2 years to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. 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. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2018 GBP 14,775 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
LLM Full-time October 2018 GBP 5,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
LLM Part-time October 2018 GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
LLM Part-time October 2018 GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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School of Law
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02076316511