Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Law (General)

This programme builds on the School of Law's experience in providing postgraduate legal education at Master's level. Studying over 1 or 2 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 choose, your personal supervisor will also provide you with support if you undertake a research dissertation option.

Entry requirements

Good second-Class Honours degree in law, the humanities or social sciences; other good honours degrees will be considered. Degrees from overseas institutions must be equivalent to a UK second-class degree. Other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional training and experience are welcome and will be taken into account. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

You choose 6 option modules from the wide range on offer in the School. For 1 of these option modules you may choose to undertake a dissertation. Option modules: Children�s rights and childhood; contemporary issues in criminal justice; crime and control; criminal law theory and history; cultures of human rights; futures: the globalisation of human rights; gender, sexuality and criminal justice; globalisation of land markets; hate crime; healthcare and human rights; human rights in Britain; international rights of minorities; postapartheid jurisprudence; qualitative methodology; social justice; the World Trade Organization and the environment; youth justice.

Assessment methods

Final assessment for most compulsory and option modules is based on a 4000-word essay. If you choose the dissertation option, you will be required to submit a dissertation of 8000�10,000 words.

Sponsorship information

Applicants with a strong academic background may apply for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 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 details

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

Key information

School of Law
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6511