Taught course


Brunel University, London · Politics, History and the Brunel Law School

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Law. Other related disciplines and qualifications will be considered and in such cases assessed on an individual basis by the Postgraduate Director and an interview may be required.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Master of Laws LLM course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law specialist subjects, including aspects of commercial and international trade law, intellectual property, and international human rights. This enables graduates to fill the increasing demand for expertise in these areas and to produce their own 'bespoke' degree to suit their career needs. Furthermore, because many of the modules have an international dimension, the LLM law course has proven to be of great interest to overseas candidates.

The programme is available full-time:

  • September (12 months)
  • January (15 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)

And also part-time:

  • September (24 months)
  • January (27 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)

The programme provides a solid grounding in the legal concepts and principles operating in the areas of law you choose to study, and supports you in building expertise in the areas most relevant to you. Brunel Law School is home to seven research groups and centres, which regularly host groundbreaking conferences and seminars. You are encouraged to take part in all of the events.

LLM students can choose from a wide range of elective modules. Typical Modules (subject to change) may include

  • International Trade Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration Law
  • International Labour Law
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law
  • Public International Law
  • European and International Environmental Law
  • International Finance Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Islamic Law
  • Intellectual Property and New Technologies
  • European and International Competition Law
  • Principles of Corporate Law
  • Internet Law
  • European Intellectual Property Law
  • Fundamentals of International Human Rights
  • Regional Protection of Human Rights
  • International Criminal Law
  • Counter-terrorism and Human Rights
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • The Migrant, the State and the Law
  • Minorities of Indigenous Rights

New modules may also be added.
This is only a small sample.

Postgraduate students enjoy many benefits studying with us:
* A vibrant, friendly academic community with students and staff from the UK and over 100 countries.
* An outstanding reputation for research: 50% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest RAE.
* Students are encouraged to take an active part the activities of our seven research groups and centres, producing cutting edge knowledge of specialist legal subjects.
* Robust student support services including a dedicated law study skills tutor and free in-sessional English language support for international students.
* Access to our award-winning Placement and Careers Centre for professional development support, which enhances the School's impressively high graduate employment rate.
* Study in a London law school situated on a campus-based university featuring over 100 clubs and societies, some of the best sports facilities of any university in the city, and competitively priced, modern on-campus accommodation.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) Visit our dedicated International web pages: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500 full-time; £4,750 part-time
International students
£15,750 full-time; £7,875 part-time

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12/15 months
part time
24/27 months

Course contact details

Brunel Course Enquiries