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Playne Kesi, PhD Candidate, Master in Laws

Playne KesiDoing my LLM at BLS I was mesmerised by the interesting and passionate yet friendly and relaxed way of teaching and my current PhD supervisor, Professor Manisuli Ssenyonjo, is the 'intelligent caring father' you never knew you had.

Chidebe Matthew Nwankwo, PhD Candidate, International Economic and Trade Law LLM

Mathieu Le Tissier NwankwoBrunel Law School has created a friendly and homely environment for everyone involved and I have been privileged to work under the supervision of some of the best professionals in the legal academia.

Polona Florijančič, PhD Candidate, LLM International Human Rights Law

Polona FlorijančičWith remarkably kind, approachable and supportive academics and with students coming from all corners of the world, BLS can easily become a diverse, exciting and loving family to anyone who studies here.

Mehrtash Rastegar, PhD Candidate, LLM International Human Rights Law

Mehrtash RastegarIn my experience, the support I received from the academic staff at Brunel was, and still is second to none. There was seldom a moment that I felt 'academically lonely' or without guidance.

Duaa Abdel Rahman Ibrahim, student of International Human Rights LLM

Duaa Abdel Rahman IbrahimStudying at Brunel helped me shape my future career path. The course has certainly exceeded my expectations and I have been amazed by the amount of support provided by BLS for students, especially with different legal backgrounds.

Koen van Ginneken - LLM International Trade Law


I have thoroughly enjoyed my time doing a master’s degree in international trade law at Brunel Law School. Unlike many other programmes offered, the set-up of the LL.M. course provides you with two opportunities to show what you are worth. At the end of the first term you are given essay tasks for each course you are taking and at the end of the second term you will sit the exams. As regards the essays, these perfectly prepare you for what you will be doing over the summer; writing your dissertation.

Good guidance was given throughout the year and the lectures were interactive as they were mostly held in small groups, which allowed for discussions that were actually far more helpful than the passive lectures I have attended in the past. The law school also organized many guest lecture events where lots of inspiring people came to the university to lecture on their particular field of interest and their research. Again, these meetings were held in fairly small groups and allowed students to participate rather than sit back.

In terms of student life, Brunel has loads to offer as well. Coming from a country where campus universities do not exist, I was shocked when I first came to Brunel. It offers absolutely everything from supermarkets to football pitches. It almost feels like a small village and you practically do not need to leave the campus. But you should! London is just around the corner and very accessible from campus. You can even get back at night taking the nights bus!

In sum, I had a great experience studying at Brunel for a year. I have learnt a lot and have met a lot of interesting people. Without a doubt, this experience has significantly boosted my career prospects, which is very helpful in difficult days like these…

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