Students can study modules in international, transnational and European criminal law and justice alongside more nationally rooted specialisms and a breadth of human rights modules. Through our long-standing dedicated counter-terrorism modules, and those focusing upon specific theoretical or practical criminal justice issues (ranging from restorative justice to mentally disordered offenders) as well as our specialist human rights modules, we offer our students a unique opportunity for broad study and in-depth specialisation.
For those seeking a deeper understanding of the increasingly global structures which govern criminal justice as well as the finer issues challenging criminal justice structures, the International Law - Crime, Justice and Human Rights programme taught at the University of Birmingham offers a unique learning opportunity and is an excellent choice for those seeking legal opportunities around the world.
In our research at Birmingham Law School we increasingly encounter the challenges of internationalised legal problems, regionalised or globalised criminal justice intervention and enforcement and the severe challenges posed to human rights by them. In developing this course we set out to encourage students to explore these with us.
Alongside the intellectual challenge, we also recognise a distinct increase in employment opportunities arising beyond the traditional jurisdictions of lawyers, let alone criminal justice professionals. By undertaking a combination of the modules available on this pathway, our students will become uniquely knowledgeable of dynamic, vital and growing aspects of international law theory and practice.
Our graduates move onto a diverse range of careers, with many going on to work in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs.
A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.
More informationVisit official programme website
- European Human Rights Law
- Human Rights and Criminal Justice
- Human Rights and Health Care Law
- International and European Legal Responses to Terrorism
- International Criminal Law and Justice
- International Human Rights Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- Law of International Organisations
- Political Participation, Human Rights and Marginalised Groups
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Law Criminal Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 341 other Masters in International Law in United Kingdom
- Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: 4,625 GBP per year
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government
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