The LLM International Law provides a comprehensible and clear guide to the complexities of international law in the twenty-first century. Critical issues including globalisation, international terrorism, the legitimacy of the United Nations and other international legal institutions, the limits of unilateral state action and the relations between the first and third worlds, are studied from a detailed legal perspective. This course examines international law in action and in the context of a decade when, arguably, there has never been greater need for conflict resolution and effective regulatory structures at an international level.
Normally a good second-class degree. This course will be of particular interest to graduates in law, whether from within or outside the European Union. Students with first degrees in related disciplines such as politics and economics will also be considered.
LLm International Law
-The course is composed of nine modules, four core modules, two options and a triple-module dissertation. You take the following compulsory modules:
-International Legal Institutions
-International Child Law and Human Rights
-International Law of Development
-Legal Research Methodology
Optional modules include:
-International Relations and Legal Regulation of Conflict
-Law and War
-Critical Legal Theory in International Law
-Human Rights and the International Order
-History and Theory of Human Rights
-Human Rights in International and UK Law
-Human Rights and Refugee Law
-European Union Public Law and International Relations
-Parameters of European Union Law
-European Company Law
You may choose to take one module from another part of the University's postgraduate provision as a free module in place of one of these options.
Assessment methods include coursework, projects, examinations, and a 15,000-word dissertation.
An up-to-date, specialist knowledge of international law leads to enhanced career prospects in a variety of different industries. Progress is also possible to an MPhil or PhD.
Attendance & duration
-Full-time: one year, three evenings or equivalent per week
-Part-time (day/eve): two years, two evenings or equivalent per week