In developing a career in the competitive world of government, NGOs, international consultancies or think tanks – as well as in the legal profession - an LLM is an important asset. There are four pathways to choose from at Middlesex: you can take the General LLM programme or specialise in International Business Law, Employment Law or Minorities, Rights and the Law.
Whichever path you take, you will broaden your knowledge of law and deepen your understanding of legal methods, concepts and processes. Our General LLM (outlined below), rather than a specialist pathway, is ideal for students who have not yet chosen a more specialised field of interest, or who wish to gain the overview that can achieved by completing modules across different specialisms.
Why study LLM/PGDip/PGCert Law at Middlesex?
The School of Law at Middlesex brings together a staff team that includes world-renowned scholars who are expert in communicating the latest developments in and thinking about legal questions. You will be taught by these staff members, who combine instruction in core topics with the fruits of their current research. As a student, you will also benefit from their networks of contacts, notably as regards internship opportunities in national and international organisations such as the United Nations, in on-campus litigation centre (the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre), through involvement in our regular client-facing Intellectual Property Clinics, or in the form of placements in a range of local companies providing professional legal services.
The Law Department at Middlesex is known for high quality research, teaching and seminar events on current legal topics, all taking place in a lively and supportive environment. Led by award-winning European Law specialist and Head of Department Prof. Laurent Pech, our scholars and legal experts include Prof William Schabas (a world expert on genocide, the death penalty and international criminal law), Dr. Erica Howard (an expert on EU equality and anti-discrimination law), Prof Philip Leach (Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre), Prof. David Lewis (internationally regarded for his scholarship on whistleblowing and Employment Law), Prof. Rohan Kariyawasam (commercial and digital law), Prof Alan Durant (media and communication law), Dr. Helena Wray (international and UK migration law and policy, and editor of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law), and Prof Joshua Castellino (international law and human rights law, currently member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network). Across all our specialist pathways you will work with outstanding and professionally engaged staff who combine expert teaching with professional lessons gained through external research and consultancy.
- Around 75% of Middlesex Law graduates find employment within six months of graduating (the remaining 25% mostly pursue further study).
- Your studies are located within easy reach of London's major legal institutions, such as the law courts, the House of Lords and the Inns of Court. Visits to relevant institutions such as the London Court of International Arbitration are incorporated into modules.
- The Department has an exchange agreement with Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, providing an exceptional opportunity to be awarded a double degree combining a degree from a US Law School with an LLM award from Middlesex University
- The Middlesex Law Society is a well-established and active professional association of local lawyers, offering students events and professional links.
- A rapidly growing number of international placements offers you opportunities in leading organisations within and beyond the UK. - These include the Practicum in International Organisations, which gives you the chance to intern at institutions such as the United Nations, Global Union Federations and NGOs.
- The LLM is open to non-law graduates with appropriate experience, subject to taking a short 'Introduction to Law' course.
- We have a proud record of attracting and supporting international students over several decades and place great emphasis on supporting students from all parts of the world.
- As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification. Graduates from related disciplines may still apply for an LLM degree if we can be convinced that they possess the skills to study law.