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International Economic Law, Justice and Development (LLM): January start

International Economic Law, Justice and Development (LLM): January start

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Law Development Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our LLM International Economic Law, Justice and Development is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the UK to address the law, institutions and practice which constitute global and local economies from an avowedly critical perspective, part- and full-time, in face-to-face evening sessions. Taught by established experts on theory and practice in the field, it introduces you to a broad geographical and institutional spectrum, from Latin America to Africa, from the European Union to the World Bank, and onwards to the World Social Forum. It is particularly well suited to (current and aspiring) lawyers and non-lawyers within non-governmental organisations, government departments and in-house corporate social responsibility departments, who wish to critically reflect on their role as practitioners.

ASSESSMENT

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.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go on to careers in the charity sector, local and national government, and law. Possible professions include barrister, solicitor, or civil service administrator. This degree is also useful in a variety of roles within charities, focusing on international development, as an adviser to a private company, or as part of a specialist law firm.

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.

Modules

This module introduces you to the critical examination of the law, institutions and practice which constitute global and local economies. The key supporting objectives are to offer a balance of: Theory and practice; Geographical coverage; General and specific subject matter; Movements/ideas and counter-movements/ideas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,850

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

18,090

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in law or a related discipline. We welcome other relevant qualifications and appropriate professional training and experience. If you have a first degree in a subject other than law, or if you want to refresh pre-existing legal knowledge and skills, you might consider completing a pre-sessional course in law and legal method, such as the one offered by SOAS. This intensive two-week course runs during the daytime in September. It is designed primarily for those who do not already possess a law degree and provides an introduction to law, legal method and associated skills and techniques.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more