The Department of Law offers the following Master Programs:
Law and New Technologies (LLM)
Birkbeck’s innovative new LLM in Law and New Technologies is a research-led programme that focuses on how new technologies are transforming the way society operates – the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we do business, the way we travel – and the profound consequences of these changes for the law.
Qualifying Law Degree (LLM)
This program places the study of law in a historical, social and comparative context. You will develop advanced skills in legal writing, oral presentation and critical reasoning. The program emphasizes the importance of an academic and intellectually challenging approach to the study of law, and of its institutions and processes.
Law General (LLM)
Our LLM Law General builds on the School of Law’s experience in providing postgraduate legal education at Master’s level. Studying over one or two years, you will have an opportunity to tailor your program of studies to your own professional or research interests. A personal supervisor will help you choose your best path through a wide range of options. If you so wish, your personal supervisor will also provide you with support if you undertake a research dissertation option.
International Economic Law, Justice and Development (LLM)
Our LLM International Economic Law, Justice and Development is one of the few postgraduate program in the UK to address the law, institutions and practice which constitute global and local economies from an avowedly critical perspective, part- and full-time, in face-to-face evening sessions. Taught by established experts on theory and practice in the field, it introduces you to a broad geographical and institutional spectrum, from Latin America to Africa, from the European Union to the World Bank, and onwards to the World Social Forum. It is particularly well suited to (current and aspiring) lawyers and non-lawyers within non-governmental organizations, government departments and in-house corporate social responsibility departments, who wish to critically reflect on their role as practitioners.
Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory (Intensive) (LLM)
As the utopian idea of ‘the end of history’ falters, it has been replaced by a growing desire for law and constitution reforms to tackle the distinctive problems of the early twenty-first century, including concerns about security and risk, instability and crisis in the relationship between financial markets and sovereign states, perpetual war, and corruption in politics. These expectations, however, are often at odds with the way contemporary social and political theories, and a growing number of constitutional law specialists, conceptualize politics.
Law and Political Economy (LLM/MSC)
The new LLM/MSc Law and Political Economy at Birkbeck was launched in direct response to the resurgence of interest in political economy. With a focus on law, this timely program studies the links between economy, crime and punishment, as well as the relationship between property, trade, law and regulation.
Human Rights (LLM / MA)
We are proud to offer this exciting and innovative Master’s degree, leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights. Students who complete the program can choose which award they receive (the content is the same for each). The distinctive focus of the program is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject. You will study human rights in their legal, political, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts.
Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory (LLM)
Our LLM Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory reflects the traditional neglect of constitutionalist approaches to politics in Britain – something which is now changing fast. As the utopia of the ‘end of history’ falters, the rhetoric of security and risk, of crisis in the relation between financial markets and sovereign states, of perpetual war, and of corruption in politics brings about a relentless desire for law and constitutional reform. These expectations, however, are often at odds with the way contemporary social and political theories, and a growing number of constitutional law specialists, conceptualize the sphere of the political.
Human Rights (Intensive) (LLM / MA)
This program will be attractive to those who wish to develop a career in the human rights field. It is especially aimed at more established participants in human rights practice across the spectrum of professional, NGO, governmental and inter-governmental activity, as well as CSR professionals in the private sector, who wish to take time to reflect and to deepen their understanding.
International Economic Law (Intensive) (LLM)
Our LLM International Economic Law (Intensive) enables you to tailor your studies to your professional and research interests. You choose one of two critical pathways, which draw on cutting-edge critical research to examine contemporary issues and problems:
LLM International Finance and Economic Law (Intensive)
LLM International Economic Law, Justice and Development (Intensive).
About Birkbeck University of London
Birkbeck offers a unique combination of evening study and a matchless central London location, right in the geographic and academic center of the city, giving you exceptional opportunities.
At Birkbeck, you can build your own university experience, with as little or as much support as you need. Birkbeck offers a famously friendly, welcoming environment and we will be with you every step of the way, offering academic support and pastoral guidance, whenever you need it.
Birkbeck is different: our classes are held in the evening, so your days are free – to study, work, volunteer or just do your own thing.
We know the conventional university model isn’t right for everyone. Our evening teaching gives people who care about their future something special: the opportunity to study at a world-class, research-intensive university and progress their life goals at the same time.
With a global reputation for high-quality research and teaching, Birkbeck is part of the prestigious University of London, alongside University College London (UCL), King’s College London (KCL), the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), among others.
At Birkbeck, you can choose as much or as little of the standard university experience as you like. You might work during the day, study in one of Bloomsbury’s world-famous libraries, undertake an internship via Birkbeck Talent, our in-house professional recruitment service – or do something completely different. Many people are drawn to Birkbeck because we support and enable diverse life choices.
The combination of evening study and a city-centre location offer you exceptional opportunities. Our main campus is next to other universities, surrounded by world-famous museums and galleries and in the heart of corporate and governmental London.
With the West End, Soho, Covent Garden and King’s Cross on our doorstep you can take full advantage of London’s world-famous shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and clubs before and after your evening classes. Everything that London has to offer is here for you to enjoy.
In addition, you will have access to the affordable sports facilities, societies, music venues, bars and cafes of Student Central, right next door to our main campus in Bloomsbury, central London.
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