LLM General

Birmingham Law School



The Birmingham LLM has been designed to allow in-depth analysis of important legal topics. You can follow a general route, with complete flexibility in module selection, or one of our specialist pathways.

The General LLM pathway allows you to study modules across the full range of available subjects, giving 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. With one of the widest ranges of options on any LLM programme in the UK, with over 30 modules available, you can create a unique degree tailored to your future career aspirations. 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 programme comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits) to enable you to develop significant expertise and enhance your career prospects.

The University of Birmingham is a truly diverse campus, attracting students from across the globe. We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Please visit our website for information.

Our students enjoy excellent graduate prospects, with many going on to obtain careers in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs. A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.

Birmingham Law School maintains strong links with the professional world, through our network of alumni and contacts in the barristers’ and solicitors’ professions. Students benefit from our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) which offers a range of extra-curricular opportunities to enhance their employability and increase their experience of law in action.

The University Careers Network organises regular events including presentations by top law firms and the annual Law Fair in which we welcome over 50 law firms, including some of the largest law firms in the world, to the University's Great Hall. It also runs workshops to help students prepare effective applications and to prepare for their next move. Its events on non-law careers, including journalism, marketing and working with charities, can also be of interest to law students.

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