The Birmingham LLM

An LLM degree is a Postgraduate Taught Masters in Law.

Students listening in a seminar

The Birmingham LLM takes one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) to complete and involves the study of six specialist modules and a dissertation. Applicants must have a good undergraduate degree in Law or equivalent. 

The Birmingham LLM allows students to follow a general route, with complete flexibility in module selection, or follow one of our specialist pathways. When applying to the Birmingham LLM, students do not need to decide whether they wish to specialise at that stage, as pathway specialisms can be decided once students start on the course. 

Each of our pathways can be studied full- or part-time. Each individual pathway includes the following information:

  • Information about the pathway and its structure
  • Entrance requirements & course fees
  • Language requirements for international students
  • Links to the modules available on that pathway

Our LLM pathways:

Course NameCourse typeStudy options
Commercial Law LLM TaughtFull time, part time
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice LLMTaughtFull time, part time
General LLMTaughtFull time, part time
International Commercial Law LLMTaughtFull time, part time
International Law and Globalisation LLMTaughtFull time, part time
International Law LLM: Crime, Justice and Human RightsTaughtFull time, part time
International Trade Law LLMTaughtFull time, part time
Online LLM Energy and Environmental LawDistance learning, taughtOnline study, distance learning


LLM Admissions
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 6431