Our LLM Law General builds on the School of Law’s experience in offering postgraduate legal education at master’s level. It will provide you with substantive knowledge of a wide range of contemporary legal topics and introduce you to key critical legal theories and methodologies.
On the LLM Law General you will benefit from the use of sophisticated learning resources and the expert direction of high-level research academics. It is also designed to give you maximum flexibility in your choice of modules. Studying over one or two years, you will have an opportunity to tailor the course to your own professional or research interests. A personal supervisor will help you choose your best path through a wide range of options and provide you with support if you undertake a research dissertation option.
- In the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked in the top 10 for research intensity in the UK and top three in London, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.
- The school is the home of Birkbeck Law Press and publishes Law and Critique: The International Journal of Critical Legal Thought. You can also take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including those of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Senate House Library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE Library) and the British Library.
- 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.
Careers and employability
Graduates go in to careers in the legal profession, government, the private sector, and research or journalism. Possible professions include barrister or solicitor, researcher, or journalist. This degree can also be useful in becoming a chartered legal executive, licensed conveyancer, human resources officer, or patent attorney.
We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.