Taught course

LLM (General)

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Law School

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

Months of entry


Course content

Birmingham Law School's General LLM gives 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. This is the ideal programme if you wish to gain Masters-level knowledge and skills without restricting yourself to just one particular branch of law.

The programme provides one of the widest ranges of options in the UK with nearly 50 modules available, enabling you to create a unique degree tailored to your future career aspirations.

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Information for international students

International qualifications which are equivalent to a UK honours degree in Law will be considered. Learn more about international entry requirements If your first language is not English you must provide an English language qualification. Recognised qualifications include: IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band

Fees and funding

LLM Scholarships

For 2015 entry Birmingham Law School is offering a range of scholarships to applicants for the taught LLM programmes.

  • up to £5,000 for international students (non-EU)
  • up to £2,000 for UK/EU students

Applicants are required to send a letter of motivation to Law-LLM@bham.ac.uk addressing the twin requirements of academic merit and financial need. You must include your University ID number in your letter of motivation. Please also attach an up to date transcript of your degree performance.

Successful applicants will be notified in July. Scholarships are not payable directly but are set off against the University fee invoice and will be transferred once successful applicants have paid the balance owed by them to the University.

University scholarships

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

University of Birmingham graduates may be entitled to a fee reduction through theCollege of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary scheme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005