LLM in International Law

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Description

LLM in International Law

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

LLM in International Law

The LLM in International Law draws students from around the world, providing you with the opportunity to explore the international issues of the day in a truly international environment.

International law in the broadest sense is concerned not only with inter-state relations, but also with relations between states, individuals, international organisations and other non-state actors. It encompasses issues relating to the creation of legal obligations, recognition of states, the role of international organisations, liability for international crimes and dispute settlement, as well as questions relating to the use of force, environmental protection, human rights and regulation of international trade and investment.

As well as the LLM in International Law, we offer five specialised international law LLM courses that reflect the research strengths of the teaching team within the School of Law as well as an LLM by Research. They are:

  • LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law
  • LLM in International Human Rights Law
  • LLM in International Law, Globalisation and Development
  • LLM in International Economic Law

The LLM in International Law provides you with the opportunity to combine the study of disparate aspects of international law and explore how they relate to each other. The compulsory module in international law offered in Semester 1 provides a general introduction to the theoretical basis and main aspects of public international law including issues relating to the recognition of states and state responsibility, the law of treaties, international institutional law and the judicial settlement of international disputes. In Semester 2 you are able to choose from the complete range of options available on the LLM programmes.

Teaching learning and assessment

A wide diversity of teaching methods are employed throughout the LLM courses in order to provide a high-quality learning experience. These include lectures, seminar discussions, individual and small group tutorials, case studies, and group and individual presentations. Particular emphasis is placed on skills training, with opportunities provided to acquire and practise legal reasoning as well as research and IT skills. Assessment methods include coursework and individual and group presentations.

Career prospects

Graduates from the LLM succeed across an impressive range of careers from policy makers and human rights activists through to diplomats and commercial lawyers.

LLM staff can advise you and direct you to possible careers and employers depending on your particular needs and ambitions. Depending on your existing legal qualifications, you may wish to take additional legal training at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both law and non-law graduates.

Students new to the academic study of law will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before they begin the course. Students are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 25, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
6,520 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Oxford, England
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 6,520 GBP
(Non-EU full time: 13,100 GBP)