An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.
An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
Birmingham is home to six universities, largest further education college in UK, three business schools and three religious education colleges. It’s no wonder it’s the second most populous British city, other than London.
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The Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as... [+]
Master of Laws
The Master of Laws is designed to meet the needs of lawyers working in the area of environmental law or international law (or who wish to do so), as well as for those seeking to extend their understanding of issues in environmental regulation.
Key featuresBuilds your conceptual understanding and practical skills across a range of areas of environmental law, international environment law and international law Enables you to work with innovative researchers in the Centre for Legal Governance as well as the Centre for International and Environmental Law Gives you an interdisciplinary perspective, which is enhanced by students and staff from diverse backgrounds ... [-]
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Our LLM (Transnational Criminal Justice) programme gives you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding and practical skills on how the law deals with the prevention, control and interdiction of transnational crime. [+]
LLM (Trans-national Criminal Justice)
The BPP University LLM Trans-national Criminal Justice offers students an opportunity to develop a deep understanding and practical skills of how trans-national and comparative tax law operates in practice. The proper administration of the criminal justice system is integral to the rule of law. Criminal activity increasingly takes advantage of the traditional restraint of criminal justice systems to confine their roles within the sovereignty of their own national borders. Developments in modern technology, communication and travel, permit criminals to function effectively beyond the reach of traditional law enforcement. States and inter-governmental organisations aware of the implications that this has for the protection of the state and its citizens have over the last fifty or so years adapted and developed the criminal law and its institutions and established the foundations for trans-national responses and interventions. There is now a body of law and practice which can be recognised as trans-national criminal law, which includes within it international criminal law. This is a dynamic and highly important body of law and practice, the impact of which is increasingly significant throughout the world.... [-]
Our LLM (Chinese Investment and Business Law) programme will help you gain practical knowledge and skills relating to the conduct of business in China. Given the importance of the Chinese economy, this programme is designed to help you if you are anticipating working in a practice dealing with Chinese financial institutions and investors. No knowledge of Mandarin is required or expected. [+]
LLM (Chinese Business and Investment Law)
The BPP University LLM in Chinese Investment and Business Law offers students an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills relating to the conduct of business and investment in China.
Students are required to take both the module on Chinese Business law and the module on Chinese Investment and Finance Law, and write a dissertation on Chinese business or financial law and practice. Given the importance of the Chinese economy this programme has been designed for those anticipating a practice that will involve dealing with Chinese financial institutions, investors and the operation of businesses in China. No knowledge of mandarin is required. The LLM (Chinese Investment and Business Law) is awarded by BPP University.... [-]
Our LLM (Islamic Finance and Business Law) programme will help you gain the practice-orientated knowledge and skills you will need relating to Islamic law. It covers the establishment and operation of financial institutions and businesses that are Shari’ah compliant and the provision of both financial services and products. No knowledge of Arabic is required or expected. [+]
LLM (Islamic Finance and Business Law)
The BPP University LLM in Islamic Finance and Business Law offers students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that are practice orientated in the Islamic law relating to business and finance. It covers the establishment and operation of financial institutions and businesses that are Shari’ah compliant and the provision of both financial services and products. Students taking this programme are required to take both modules on Islamic Finance Law and Islamic Business Law and write a dissertation on a topic within one of these modules. Having regard to the importance of Shari’ah not only as the relevant law in many jurisdictions around the world, but also on international transactions and even within non-Islamic legal systems this programme provides those anticipating practice in an international context or in regions such as the Middle East an opportunity to study in depth a system of law that is increasingly becoming more significant.... [-]
Our LLM (International and Comparative Tax Law) programme will help you develop a detailed understanding and knowledge of selected key principles, rules and concepts of business taxation (including international taxation) in the UK and United States. With it, you can compare and evaluate how the law of business taxation has adapted to the modern business environment in relation to your syllabus subjects. [+]
LLM (International and Comparative Tax Law)
You will compare and evaluate the extent to which the law of business taxation has adapted to the modern business environment in relation to those subjects within the syllabus; Investigate and discuss selected proposed reforms in the law relating to business taxation in the UK, USA and India; Develop the practical and cognitive skills appropriate for practice in the area of business taxation; and develop the transferable skills appropriate for general professional employment.
Opportunity to get involved in our award-winning Pro Bono Centre offering legal advice Interact with a mix of academic, judiciary and practitioners from various legal systems Develop a deep understanding of how International and Comparative Taw Law operates in practice Learn to apply tax strategies as part of a portfolio of units on commercial and corporate law Participate in international symposia on trans-national crime ... [-]
Our LLM (International Business Law) programme is designed for you if you wish to practice international business law not only in the UK but also elsewhere. It covers specific areas of law necessary to help you advise on cross-border business activity. [+]
LLM (International Business Law)
The core module on International Business Law focuses on problem based issues across a broad spectrum of topics germane to the negotiation and executions of trans-national business contracts and arrangements. In a world where almost inevitably any significant business relationship is going to have at least one international element, the knowledge and skills obtained in this programme is a good investment in the future. The core module covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues pertaining to cross-border business activity and, for example, includes analysis, from a practical perspective, of such areas as jurisdictional issues – including cyber trade, capital transactions and settlement, cross border insolvency, international trade and labour law and the settlement of international disputes. While focused primarily on the English law, international law and international practice is covered where relevant. In addition to this core module, you will be able to select three other modules in which, should you wish, you can focus in depth on such areas as UK and international banking law, corporate finance law and the law of business organisations.... [-]
Our LLM Financial (Regulation and Compliance) programme focuses on the law and practice relating to the regulation of investment business in the UK. It features compliance and the identification and management of legal and regulatory risk. [+]
LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance)
The BPP University LLM (Financial Regulation and Compliance) focuses on the law and practice relating to the regulation of investment business in the United Kingdom from the perspective of compliance. The core module on financial regulation and compliance addresses the regulatory and legal environment within which persons authorised to conduct investment business operate. It also focuses on the particular role of compliance in the control and management of primary legal and regulatory risks. It is therefore far more than a programme on compliance. It is taught by practitioners and addresses the practical and problematic issues – including, for example, the personal exposure of compliance officers to legal and regulatory risk and the relevant law and practice to the exposure of financial intermediaries and their advisors to the legal risks, both criminal and civil, in handling other people’s wealth.... [-]
Our LLM (Comparative Commercial Law) programme gives you the opportunity to engage in theory and practice with significant issues in law relating to commercial and financial activity. The compulsory module, for instance, focuses on legal problems of practical importance of not only common law and civil law systems, but also mixed systems such as China, Russia and Japan. [+]
LLM (Comparative Commercial Law)
The BPP University LLM (Comparative Commercial Law) offers you the opportunity to engage both at a conceptual and practical level, with a number of significant issues in law relating to commercial and financial activity from a comparative perspective. This programme is taught by practitioners and academics from a number of different jurisdictions. The core module of Comparative Commercial Law focuses on legal problems of practical importance from the perspectives of not only the common law and civil law systems, but also mixed systems such as China and Japan.
Today practising lawyers and those who develop and administer the law are increasingly confronted by issues demanding a comparative approach and the skills of comparative legal analysis. In addition to the core module, you are able to select three other modules in which, should you wish, you can focus in depth on Chinese Business Law, Islamic Finance or Comparative Securities Law. The LLM (Comparative Commercial Law) is awarded by BPP University.... [-]
Our LLM (Commercial Law) degree gives you the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to gain a real advantage in your career – whether you are a law graduate or practising lawyer looking to specialise or add another area of expertise. [+]
LLM (Commercial Law)
The BPP University LLM in Commercial Law is designed for law graduates and qualified lawyers. It gives you an advantage in an increasingly competitive market, by providing you with a practical and relevant knowledge of key issues in commercial law.
The core Commercial Law module focuses on the more relevant practical legal issues confronting those engaged in practice areas across a wide spectrum of commercial law including contract law, agency, sales of goods, and security. Practising commercial lawyers are involved in the design and delivery of the course and seminars are based on client focused problems often referring to actual documentation. The structure of this LLM allows you to build on this core module by undertaking supervised research and selecting additional modules from a wide variety of pertinent subjects. The LLM (Commercial Law) is awarded by BPP University.... [-]