Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.
LLM Public International Law
A Master of Laws (LLM) Public International Law* is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course focuses specifically on exploring the complex issues surrounding the legal framework that governs international relations.
*Subject to approval.
Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System, unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort.
Terms 1-4 (part-time)
Two-week induction: For non-law students, this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
Public International Law
Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1-4)
You may then choose three* from the list of elective modules which includes modules such as:
Data Protection and Intellectual Property
International Human Rights
International Corporate Governance
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
Terms 5-6 (part-time)
Dissertation in Public International Law
The LLM Public International Law is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law and non-law graduates which will provide you with the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of public international law in practice. This course will set you up for employment within public international law such as diplomacy or public relations. It will also assist you if you already work within this sector in taking on a more senior role.
When you study the LLM Public International Law with us you will:
Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
Focus on legal practice, not just theory.
Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies.
Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology.
Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions in your first terms.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
Modules are assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination or 4,500-word coursework assignment.
Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.
The default campus location for online study is London.
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words) and provides an opportunity for a sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of Public International Law.
The course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.