LLM in Public International Law
Programme Length: LLM 12 months full-time, 24 or 36 months part-time
Start Dates: September or January
The programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of public international law while also discussing recent trends and current developments in this area of law.
The aim of the programme is:
- to acquire an advanced knowledge of general public international law;
- to assess realistically the place of States and non-state actors in the international system, where the power of the nation State is shaken by supra-national political, economic and social factors;
- to gage critically how public international law needs to be adapted to face current international crises, such as international terrorism, nuclear weapon proliferation, ethnic conflicts, climate change and energy security.
Participants obtain skills that enable them to:
- analyse and interpret legal sources, cases and literature related to public international law;
- research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions;
- clearly present their findings both orally and in writing;
- apply this advanced academic knowledge in public international law in a professional context.
For those interested, an interdisciplinary approach (law and international relations) is offered. As such, students on this programme have the option of selecting modules taught by the School of Social Science as well as the School of Law.
The programme is designed for law graduates or professionals in possession of a full law degree or who hold an equivalent degree and/or have sufficient professional experience in the field.
Normally a 2(1) honours degree in Law (or another related discipline) or equivalent.
The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).
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