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QUALIFYING LAW DEGREE (LLM)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4075.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This programme places the study of law in a historical, social and comparative context. You will develop advanced skills in legal writing, oral presentation and critical reasoning. The programme emphasises the importance of an academic and intellectually challenging approach to the study of law, and of its institutions and processes.

The LLM Qualifying Law Degree puts the study of law within the wider socio-economic and political framework, giving you a social-political grounding in the law.

Candidates with an outstanding academic record who demonstrate high potential for strong performance on one of our Master's degrees can apply for School of Law Postgraduate Fee Awards.

This programme places the study of law in a historical, social and comparative context. You will develop advanced skills in legal writing, oral presentation and critical reasoning. The programme emphasises the importance of an academic and intellectually challenging approach to the study of law, and of its institutions and processes. The LLM Qualifying Law Degree puts the study...

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Course Content

You will follow a programme of compulsory subjects, which make up the foundation subjects required for a qualifying law degree.

You take nine modules worth 30 credits each, including a research project.

FULL-TIME YEAR 1

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law (Senior Status)
  • Law of Obligations I - Contract (Senior Status)
  • Law of Obligations II - Tort (Senior Status)
  • Legal Systems and Methods (Senior Status)

FULL-TIME YEAR 2

  • Criminal Law (Senior Status)
  • Law of the European Union (Senior Status)
  • Property Law I - Land Law (Senior Status)
  • Property Law II - Equity & Trusts (Senior Status)

PART-TIME YEAR 1

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law (Senior Status)
  • Law of Obligations I - Contract (Senior Status)
  • Legal Systems and Methods (Senior Status)

PART-TIME YEAR 2

  • Criminal Law (Senior Status)
  • Law of Obligations II - Tort (Senior Status)
  • Property Law I - Land Law (Senior Status)

PART-TIME YEAR 3

  • Law of the European Union (Senior Status)
  • Property Law II - Equity & Trusts (Senior Status)

LLM QUALIFYING LAW DEGREE RESEARCH PROJECT

  • Research Project LLM QLD

Please note that the modules listed here are indicative; not all modules will be available every year.

You will follow a programme of compulsory subjects, which make up the foundation subjects required for a qualifying law degree. You take nine modules worth 30 credits each, including a research project. FULL-TIME YEAR 1 Constitutional & Administrative Law (Senior Status) Law of Obligations I - Contract (Senior...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£6125.00

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 3 years

October, 2020

£4075.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A second-class honours degree in a subject other than law, minimum second class.

The selection process includes an exercise in reasoning and analysis (no previous knowledge of law required).

There is no transfer directly into Year 2 and no credit for earlier law studies permitted.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this course is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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