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LLMLLM General

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Programme structure

The General LLM programme allows you to study modules across the full range of available subjects. This programme is particularly suitable to those seeking exposure to a range of legal disciplines, giving students expertise across the board and providing the skills and knowledge required for a successful legal career

You follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits); the latter to be submitted at the end of the year of study.

Students on the general LLM programme choose six modules from the range available across all the LLM programmes and write a dissertation on a subject of their choice.

The modules available are:

Banking Law
British Legal Responses to Terrorism
Commercial Conflict of Laws
Company Law
Comparative International Commercial Arbitration
Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
Criminal Law and Medicine
The Death Penalty in Law and Practice
Domestic Sale of Goods
English Law of International Sale of Goods
Environmental Energy Law
EU Competition Law
EU Constitutional Law
EU State Aid Law and Policy
European Criminal Law
European Health Law
European Human Rights Law
Financing of International Trade
Global Crime Problems
Human Rights and Criminal Justice
Human Rights and Health Care Law
Intellectual Property Law
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 Reproduction
Law of International Organisations
Legal Aspects of Banking Regulation
Marine Insurance
Maritime Law
Mentally Disordered Offenders
Partnership and LLP Law
Public International Law
Public Procurement Law
Restorative Justice
Sentencing: Prison Studies
Socio-Legal Method
Socio-Legal Theory
Theory of Criminal Law
Trading with the European Union
Transnational Criminal Law
Victimisation and Victim Policy
Students are also allowed to choose one of their six modules from those offered by the Political Science and International Studies department. Students may chose from the following list:

Civil War, Conflict and International Intervention
Democracy, Power and Citizenship
Ethical Dimensions of Terrorism, Political Violence and War
Gender and Global Governance
Global Ethics 1
Multiculturalism and Religious Conflict
Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and International Order
Sex, Death, Gender and (In) Security
Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
Totalitarianism And The State

Career opportunities

The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world, for post-qualification employability in a global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune. Historically, over 93% of our law students have been in employment or further study within six months of graduating, with many going on to obtain academic careers in the top law schools in the country.

More information about career oportunities – tinyurl.com/law-career

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you