Birkbeck, University of London
Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory
This programmes reflects the traditional neglect of constitutionalist approaches to politics in Britain - something which is now changing fast. As the utopia of the �end of history� falters, the rhetoric of security and risk, of crisis in the relation between financial markets and sovereign states, of perpetual war, and of corruption in politics brings about a relentless desire for law and constitutional reform. These expectations, however, are often at odds with the way contemporary social and political theories, and a growing number of constitutional law specialists, conceptualise the sphere of the political. The focus is on 2 related but distinct processes: Te crisis of law and the shift towards exceptional modes of state power; and the demand that law mitigates manifold crises. Questions are raised about law as solution, about its role in the violent imposition of liberal social and market relations, and whether or not we may be able to imagine a different sort of crisis, a different relation between law and the future.
Good 2nd-Class Honours degree in law or a related discipline; degrees from overseas institutions must be equivalent to a UK 2nd-class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional training and experience welcome.
You take 2 compulsory modules; you also choose 4 option modules, 1 of which may be a specialist dissertation. Compulsory modules include: Constitutional law in practice: Regional perspectives; introduction to the history, theory and politics of constitutional law. Option modules may include: Crime and control; futures: The globalization of human rights; human rights in Britain; international rights of minorities; social justice; southern perspectives on constitutional and political transformation.
Applicants with a strong academic background may be eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council/Economic and Social Research Council awards (UK and EU-based applicants only); there are a small number of law school fees awards.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 7,950 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 14,075 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 7,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|LLM||Part-time evening||£ 3,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time evening||£ 7,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time evening||£ 3,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
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