LLM International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights Pathway

Birmingham Law School



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.

This pathway draws upon Birmingham Law School’s research strengths in international law, international humanitarian law, criminal law and justice, and human rights, enabling you to develop expertise in a wide range of relevant international law subjects.

Alongside the intellectual challenge, we also recognise a distinct increase in employment opportunities arising beyond the traditional jurisdictions of lawyers, let alone criminal justice professionals. By undertaking a combination of the modules available on this pathway, our students will become uniquely knowledgeable of dynamic, vital and growing aspects of international law theory and practice. This programme is an excellent choice for those seeking legal opportunities around the world.

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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