University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Law (General)

This programme gives students the opportunity to decide which areas have the most relevance to their future career and choose the modules that most interest them; this is ideal for those wishing to gain Master's level knowledge and skills without limiting being limited to a particular branch of law.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination, or a corresponding level of achievement in the case of applicants from other jurisdictions; English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

Students choose 6 taught modules. Law modules available are: Aspects of intellectual property law; British legal responses to terrorism; business taxation; commercial conflict of laws; company law; comparative international commercial arbitration; crime and gender; criminal evidence and proof; criminal justice: law enforcement; criminal law and medicine; English law of international sale of goods; EU competition law; EU constitutional law; European criminal law; European health law; European human rights law; EU security and defence law; financing of international trade; global crime problems; globalisation and labour rights; homicide; human rights and criminal justice; human rights and health care law; international and comparative oil and gas law (upstream); international and European legal responses to terrorism; international criminal law; international humanitarian law; international human rights law; international investment law and policy; international trade law and policy, advanced issues; international trade law and policy, foundations; law and finance in emerging markets; law and reproduction; law of agency; law of domestic sale of goods; law of international organisations; law of the internal market; marine insurance; maritime law; mentally disordered offenders; oil and gas law: contracting, decommissioning and trade; public international law; public procurement law; restorative justice; sentencing: prison studies; socio-legal method; socio-legal theory; theory of criminal law; transnational criminal law; victimisation and victim policy; the Vienna sales convention; youth justice. Students can also choose 1 of their 6 modules from those offered by the Political Science and International Studies department.

Assessment methods

Students complete 6 taught modules and a 15,000 word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

School of Law has some bursaries to assist students with part of the cost of the course fees.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,840 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 15,540 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005