University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law

Introduction

Our College of Arts and Law Graduate School is a vibrant international community of over 1500 postgraduate students. We benefit from excellent research resources and a supportive environment that allows your research to flourish. Located in the Arts building at the main Edgbaston campus, our team of academic and operational staff is on hand to offer support and advice whenever you need it.

As a College, we have top class facilities that encourage interaction between disciplines and research areas so you’ll be amongst like-minded people, giving you the stimulation, support, and challenges you need to succeed.

Birmingham is constantly developing and evolving in its desire to become a leading global university. This is being achieved through our enhanced research power and reach; the distinctiveness of our exceptional student experience; the breadth and depth of our academic portfolio; our size and the extent of our global networks.

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LLM

General LLM

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

Birmingham Law School's General LLM gives you the opportunity to decide which areas of law have the most relevance to your future career and to choose modules that most interest you. This is the ideal pathway if you wish to gain Masters-level knowledge and skills without restricting yourself to just one particular branch of law. [+]

Birmingham Law School's General LLM gives you the opportunity to decide which areas of law have the most relevance to your future career and to choose modules that most interest you. This is the ideal pathway if you wish to gain Masters-level knowledge and skills without restricting yourself to just one particular branch of law.

The pathway provides one of the widest ranges of options in the UK with nearly 35 modules available, enabling you to create a unique degree tailored to your future career aspirations.

The General LLM pathway allows you to study modules across the full range of available subjects. This pathway is particularly suitable for 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.... [-]


LLM in Commercial Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This pathway enables you to develop expertise in a wide range of commercial law subjects providing you with a strong basis for your future career. The LLM in Commercial Law is ideally suited to those students wishing to specialize in English commercial law. You will grasp the principles and foundations of the commercial law but also examine key current developments and areas of innovation. [+]

Commerce and trade exert some of the most powerful influences on human activity and commercial relationships reflect a constantly evolving world.

The study of Commercial Law provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in this important and fascinating area of law. Understanding the principles and challenges of commercial transactions and the regulatory regime for business is essential for anybody who pursues a career in the field. This pathway enables you to develop expertise in a range of commercial law subjects.

This pathway enables you to develop expertise in a wide range of commercial law subjects providing you with a strong basis for your future career. The LLM in Commercial Law is ideally suited to those students wishing to specialize in English commercial law. You will grasp the principles and foundations of the commercial law but also examine key current developments and areas of innovation. The School has a leading reputation for excellence in its research and teaching in this area and the modules available on the LLM in Commercial Law draw on these strengths.... [-]


LLM in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This pathway draws upon Birmingham Law School’s (BLS) long-standing research strengths in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. Criminal Law is concerned with the most potentially invasive assertion of authority by the state: if you fail to comply with the law you will be punished. This pathway provides a holistic analysis of the criminal process through an analysis of the law, its philosophical underpinnings and its operation in practice. [+]

This pathway draws upon Birmingham Law School’s (BLS) long-standing research strengths in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. Criminal Law is concerned with the most potentially invasive assertion of authority by the state: if you fail to comply with the law you will be punished. This pathway provides a holistic analysis of the criminal process through an analysis of the law, its philosophical underpinnings and its operation in practice.

Students can study to attain a broad overview of criminal justice processes or specialize in particular aspects as diverse as underpinning theories, policing, health aspects of criminal justice or indeed international aspects of law enforcement co-operation. Many modules have been created and are taught by leading scholars in the particular field and students benefit from close contact with researchers.... [-]


LLM in International Commercial Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The LLM in International Commercial Law is ideally suited to those students wishing to specialize in the international dimension of commercial law. You will have the opportunity to understand how businesses operate internationally and how states and the international system regulate the flow of trade and finance. [+]

The past few decades have seen enormous growth in international commerce, increasing the importance and prominence of international commercial law.

This area of law provides a basis for international business transactions and the development of international markets. The increasing relevance of this pathway makes it an excellent choice for those seeking opportunities in the commercial world and understanding of the global challenges it faces.

The LLM in International Commercial Law is ideally suited to those students wishing to specialize in the international dimension of commercial law. You will have the opportunity to understand how businesses operate internationally and how states and the international system regulate the flow of trade and finance. The School has a leading reputation for excellence in its research and teaching in this area and the modules available on the LLM in International Commercial Law draw on these strengths.... [-]


LLM in International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

For those seeking a deeper understanding of the increasingly global structures which govern criminal justice as well as the finer issues challenging criminal justice structures, this course offers a unique learning opportunity and is an excellent choice for those seeking legal opportunities around the world. [+]

This pathway draws upon Birmingham Law School's research strengths in International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Criminal Law and Justice, and Human Rights, enabling students to develop expertise in a wide range of relevant International law subjects.

Students can study modules in international, transnational and European criminal law and justice alongside more nationally rooted specialisms and a breadth of human rights modules. Through our long-standing dedicated counter-terrorism modules, and those focusing upon specific theoretical or practical criminal justice issues (ranging from restorative justice to mentally disordered offenders) as well as our specialist human rights modules, we offer our students a unique opportunity for broad study and in-depth specialization.... [-]


LLM in International Law and Globalisation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This pathway draws on our strength of research in the areas of international law, comparative law, and global legal theory. You will develop a multifaceted understanding of how the international system works, but also its key modern challenges and the way law and regulation address them. [+]

The modern world is defined by its global nature; no individual or country is left untouched by global interactions or implications.

This is not just in relation to economic processes, but also critical transnational issues, such as immigration, terrorism, environmental damage, and cybersecurity. Law is increasingly called upon to respond to these challenges in innovative and nuanced ways. This pathway will appeal to those who wish to engage with this dynamic area of international law with applications in multiple career directions.

This pathway draws on our strength of research in the areas of international law, comparative law, and global legal theory. You will develop a multifaceted understanding of how the international system works, but also its key modern challenges and the way law and regulation address them. There will be an opportunity to focus on critical global issues, including the flow of international trade or energy supplies, but also the globalization of crime and terrorism and the resulting implications for human rights and international development, more generally.... [-]


LLM in International Trade Law

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This pathway enables you to understand the complex issues emerging in the area of international trade. In the modern world, it is vital to understand the principles and main tenets of international trade; such as tariffs and customs regulation, as well as understanding how it affects societies, regions, and the environment. [+]

This pathway enables you to understand the complex issues emerging in the area of international trade. In the modern world, it is vital to understand the principles and main tenets of international trade; such as tariffs and customs regulation, as well as understanding how it affects societies, regions, and the environment.

This is a new pathway for students starting in 2018, highlighting the depth of Birmingham Law School's research strengths in International Trade Law.

This pathway draws on our research strengths in the areas of international trade law, EU law, the law of comparative regional integration and transnational economic relations more widely. The principal focus is on the multilateral trading system and the law of the World Trade Organisation. Our modules will allow you to develop an in-depth specialization in key related areas, such as the environment, public procurement, or competition law.... [-]


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