Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

International Economic Law (intensive)

This innovative LLM enables you to tailor your studies to your professional and research interests. You choose 1 out of 2 critical pathways, electing to combine the study of international economic law with either finance and global markets or with justice and development. Both pathways draw on cutting-edge critical research to examine contemporary issues and problems. If you are interested in finance, global markets and international economic institutions, you may select the LLM International Finance and Economic Law (Intensive). If you wish to study global development issues and economic institutions you should consider the LLM International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive).

Entry requirements

Good second-class honours degree in law or a related discipline (see below). We welcome other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional training and experience.

If you have a first degree in a subject other than law, or if you want to refresh pre-existing legal knowledge and skills, you might consider completing a Pre-Sessional Course in Law and Legal Method, such as the one offered by SOAS. This intensive 2-week course runs during the daytime in September. It is designed primarily for those who do not already possess a law degree and provides an introduction to law, legal method and associated skills and techniques. 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 1 pathway within the programme: International Finance and Economic Law (Intensive); or International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive).

Within your chosen pathway, you take 3 core modules, one of which is a dissertation, and choose 3 option modules.

If you are studying part-time, you take 2 core modules and choose 1 option module in Year 1, before undertaking your dissertation and choosing 2 further option modules in Year 2.

Option modules may be chosen from any of the approved Level 7 intensive options offered in that year by the School of Law.
LLM International Finance and Economic Law (Intensive) pathway:

Dissertation LLM International Economic Law (Intensive);
Introduction to International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive);
Introduction to the Law of International Finance .

LLM International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive) pathway:

Advanced International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive);
Dissertation LLM International Economic Law (Intensive);
Introduction to International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive) .

Option modules:

Advanced International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive);
Conflict, Intervention and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges;
Cultures of Human rights (Intensive);
Introduction to International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive);
Introduction to the Law of International Finance;
Issues in International Law and Human Rights (Intensive);
Risk, rights and responsibility: governing epidemics and regulating health;
Southern Perspectives on Constitutional and Political Transformation;
The History and Philosophy of Human Rights (Intensive) .

Please note: not all option modules will be available every year.

Assessment methods

Final assessment for each compulsory and optional module is based on a 4000-word essay. You have to take a compulsory dissertation module and are required to submit an 8000-10,000-word dissertation, due in September.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time January 2017 - 1 years
LLM Part-time January 2018 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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School of Law
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020 7631 6511