We caught up with Mohammed Subhan Hussain, MJur Law, about his experience of studying the course at the University of Birmingham.
Mohammed Subhan Hussain is a doctoral researcher in Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), University of London, specialising in concurrent fraud litigation. His legal research primarily revolves around comparative commercial law pertaining to parallel fraud proceedings. He also specialises in South Asian Laws (India and Pakistan), encompassing four main areas of research: Violence Against Women (VAW); Honour Killings; Nuptial Concerns; Divorce; and Reproductive Rights.
"The MJur programme provided me with an opportunity to engage in extensive research in an area of Law that I was most interested in. The continuous support provided by my supervisors, through supervisory meetings, made me feel confident and equally guided in my research. My overall experience on the MJur programme was extremely positive and intellectually stimulating. I felt encouraged at all times and my supervisors were very approachable whenever I needed their advice. I would highly recommend the MJur programme to those interested in pursuing postgraduate research. I am certain that Birmingham Law School’s inclusive and welcoming environment will bolster any student's experience, as it did mine."
We also asked why he chose to study MJur Law at Birmingham.
"I was always interested in pursuing postgraduate research during my undergraduate studies. However, I needed a course and a supervisor that would fit my particular needs and research topic. I was recommended the MJur course by a retired Professor who understood my hesitations of pursuing degree courses with taught components. The MJur was the perfect course, as it allowed me to direct my attention to a single thesis, without multiple taught components being part of the overall degree structure.
The University of Birmingham stood out not only because of its outstanding Law School, but also due to the University’s culture of inclusivity. I was particularly impressed by the warmth and support I received when I visited my supervisors six months before the start of the MJur. They were extremely welcoming, and were happy to see me even prior to the commencement of my course.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this course. I would advise those interested in pursuing the MJur course to not be reluctant or overwhelmed. The one-to-one supervision provided by staff members from the Law School is outstanding!
I am currently pursuing doctoral research at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. The MJur, being a research-only masters, has eased the transition from a masters degree to a doctoral degree. My ability to conduct research and produce high quality written work has been vastly improved as a result of reading for the MJur course."