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Postgraduate Pathway in Law

Birmingham City University’s LLM degrees are conversion courses, meaning you don’t need a Bachelor’s degree in Law to be eligible. Course content covers transnational jurisdictions, making the degrees international in scope and broadening your employment horizons.


  • One semester


  • September
  • January
  • May

Entry Points

  • Pre-Master’s

Progression Degrees

LLM International Business Law

You will explore the legal regulation of the world of international business and improve your understanding of substantive and procedural law. You will study a range of modules, including:

  • International Corporate Law
  • Transnational Commercial Law
  • Corporate Criminality and Tax Evasion
  • Advanced Legal Research Methods.

Find out more: LLM International Business Law

LLM International Human Rights

You will critically examine the impact of the international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with a particular focus on the conflict between international standards and national provision. You will also assess how international human rights law offers protection to different categories of vulnerable groups.

Find out more: LLM International Human Rights

LLM International Law

You will build on your knowledge and understanding of international law and how it operates in the areas of international business and international human rights law. You can choose from a range of optional modules, such as:

  • International Women’s and Children’s Rights
  • Global Health Law
  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • International Criminal Law.

Find out more: LLM International Law

Programme Details

Pre-Master’s Modules

Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

You will learn how to critically assess arguments and evidence from a range of academic sources, as well as gaining an understanding of effective critical reading at postgraduate level.

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

During this module, you will learn advanced skills in topics such as:

  • Public speaking
  • Writing techniques and language styles
  • Research and referencing techniques.

Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

You will gain an understanding of research methods and methodologies for postgraduate study, as well as learning how to plan and undertake effective research at postgraduate level.

Industry-standard Facilities

Birmingham City School of Law is based in the Curzon Building on the City Centre Campus, home to simulated crown and magistrates courts and open study spaces. Take a look at where you will be studying and the facilities available to you

Our Facilities – Birmingham City School of Law
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