Law Degrees in International Law

Compare 179 Master of Laws Degrees in International Law

International Law

International Law is traditionally separated into two branches: jus gentium, or the customary laws articulating standards of international conduct; and jus inter gentes, or international agreements and treaties. An LLM in International Law provides the student with specialized knowledge of the framework governing stable international relations. While an LLM alone does not entitle the bearer to practice law, graduates from an LLM in International Law program are better equipped to meet relevant challenges in their careers.

What are the benefits of an LLM in International Law?

Typically lasting only one year, an LLM in International Law represents a modest time commitment with substantial payoff. The specialist knowledge gained through an LLM in International Law can enhance career prospects. Some students use an LLM in International Law as a stepping-stone from law studies in their home country to be eligible to take qualifying law exams in another country.

What are the LLM in International Law requirements?

Most law faculties require that applicants to an LLM in International Law have an undergraduate degree in law or another related program (such as International Relations, Human Rights or similar). Some LLM in International Law are strictly coursework-based, while others require the submission of a thesis based on research. 

Which career with an LLM in International Law?

Lawyers with an LLM in International Law programs often go on to work for

- the United Nations (UN),

- the International Criminal Court,

- the European Court of Human Rights,

- and others.

Graduates from LLM in International Law, even those without a prior law degree, go on to rewarding careers in EU- and UN-sponsored organizations or further study through a PhD. 

How much does it cost to take an LLM in International Law?

The costs of an LLM in International Law will vary greatly between different schools, programs and depending on the individual student. Some faculties offer online study options for LLM in International Law programs. An LLM in International Law online course adds the flexibility of not needing to travel to campus for classes.

How to enroll in an LLM in International Law?

If you are interested in a Law Degree and have a connection to the international affairs, the LLM in International Law is right for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bar Professional Training Course PGDIP in Legal Practice at the Bar

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in International Law. Designed to provide you with the skills and expertise you will need for a successful career as a barrister, the BPTC course at Manchester Law School will provide you with the rigorous academic training demanded by the Bar. Manchester Law School has a proud history of providing barrister training in the North West and has outstanding links to both the local legal profession and the Northern Circuit (Chambers in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston). Practitioners from the Northern Circuit provide Additional Advocacy Classes for students and are on-hand at regular events to offer advice about your future as a barrister and obtaining pupillage. Features and benefits of the course Specialist BPTC facilities Recognising the challenging nature of barrister training, the Law School offers a number of specialist facilities for the use of students on the BPTC programme. Students benefit from specialist postgraduate study areas, personal chambers rooms, legal libraries, personal study areas plus a mock courtroom where students can practice their advocacy skills in a realistic legal environment. Advocacy We will provide you with the opportunity to hone your advocacy skills with many opportunities to understand the skills involved and to put them into practice. Our advocacy sessions far exceed the minimum hours set by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and we are very proud of the skills that our students develop during the course. You will receive approximately 42 hours of criminal and civil advocacy plus assessments, which is over three times... [-]

Master in International Business Law

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. [+]

As economic life is affected by globalisation, it is important for successful business law professionals to have extensive knowledge of international business law. The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. In the IBL programme you will be able to: Increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, IP law, competition law and commercial dispute resolution Further develop your analytical, legal argumentation and communications skills Develop research skills and business law knowledge in order to continue your studies in a PhD programme Study in an international and multicultural environment with students and staff from all over the world Network with potential employers and other potential future colleagues in the field of international business law The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The teaching language of the programme is English. At least 75% of the degree must be completed fully in English (e.g. seminars, seminar papers and similar written work, exams and the Master’s thesis). However, you... [-]

LLM/ MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 days September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in International Law. Why this course? This postgraduate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, now in its fifth year, provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area. Still the only course of its kind in the UK, the programme is rigorous and multi-disciplinary, exposing you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK. The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill. In response to popular demand, from 2014/15 you can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Students whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include: lawyers human resource professionals recent graduates of all disciplines managers teachers social workers coaches, as well as experienced mediators seeking a more academic grounding for their work The course combines theoretical and practical elements. It's recently been accredited by the Scottish Mediation Network. You’ll enhance your confidence in dealing with interpersonal and organisational conflict while developing your communication and problem-solving skills. You can also gain practical experience through our Mediation Clinic. Successful completion of the course will provide you... [-]

Masters in European Union Law

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

The main objective of the programme is that the students acquire the competences allowing them to understand the European Union law in its relationship with the domestic systems of the Member States. Specific competences cover most of the essential aspects of European Union Law, from its general concepts and the mechanism of the European judicial control to the specifics of enforcement, recognition, consumer law, company law, tax law, and internet law. Foreign professors are invited each year for a series of lectures. The duration of study is 1 (one) year, and full attendance is required. [+]

The Faculty of Law of the West University of Timisoara has earned a reputation as one of the most important law faculties in Romania. Its curriculum is compatible with those of the other prestigious law faculties in Europe. On an international level, the faculty has on-going collaborations with peers from France (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Montpellier), Italy (Bologna, Padova, Udine), Hungary (Pécs, Szeged), Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad), but also outside Europe, such as China (East China University of Political Science and Law). Its professors of International and European Law have contributed to many notable results in international students’ competitions in international law, European Law and human rights. The main objective of the programme is that the students acquire the competences allowing them to understand the European Union law in its relationship with the domestic systems of the Member States. Specific competences cover most of the essential aspects of European Union Law, from its general concepts and the mechanism of the European judicial control to the specifics of enforcement, recognition, consumer law, company law, tax law, and internet law. Foreign professors are invited each year for a series of lectures. The duration of study is 1 (one) year, and full attendance is required. Main course titles Principles of EU Law EU Institutions and Procedures Human Rights in the EU Conflicts of Laws and of Jurisdiction in the EU Competition and Consumer Protection EU Law EU Fiscal Law EU Law of Financial Institutions EU Company Law EU Internet Law EU Social Law Potential... [-]

Master of Laws in Private Law (Non-Thesis)

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based [+]

Master of Laws in Private Law (Non-Thesis)

 

In today’s world, where there is a growing need to adopt legal approaches to cope with local as well as global issues, resolving legal controversies require a multi-dimensional perspective based on a conception of different legal disciplines; hence, the lawyer profile who is able to add to the development of society, economy, politics and the legal profession has been changing. With this respect, Koç University Institute of Social Sciences targets to contribute to the molding of this new lawyer profile, with an understanding based on reliable academic research, as well as practicing experience. We also offer non-thesis programs as well as thesis programs. The program with thesis is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis. The non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.... [-]


International Minority Rights Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international minority rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the international and regional legal regimes governing minority and indigenous rights, through critical assessment of the efficacy of human rights and sustainable development frameworks. [+]

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, religious, ethical and political issues informing international minority rights law you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Course highlights - A unique degree offering a complete overview of international law and practice in minority rights and indigenous peoples - Learn about the current mechanisms in minority rights and indigenous peoples rights, and the gap between UN international rights norms and their implementation on the ground - The programme engages closely with UN mechanisms and human rights bodies, due to previous and current involvement in UN procedures by our tutors - There may also be internship opportunities in national and international organisations such as the United Nations or in the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre on campus. [-]

LLM Public International Law

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in International Law. Our master’s programme in Public International Law (PIL) at Utrecht University will equip you with a broad range of tools to address current legal concerns facing the global population. Our PIL programme has been chosen as the Best Master Programme in the Netherlands in the field of International Law by the highly regarded Dutch Elsevier Guide on the Best Degrees for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). PIL is a flexible programme that offers you many options, both during your study period and in your career possibilities post-graduation. In today’s globalised world, public international law addresses complex, challenging issues that touch everyone’s lives. In our PIL programme, you will explore common themes of public international law with the option to take a specialisation in Human Rights or Environment and Law of the Sea. You will build relevant and current skills by studying actual cases facing the International Court of Justice and other international dispute-settlement institutions. You’ll develop your argumentation abilities in moot courts, amongst other training methods and learn to apply your knowledge of the law to real-life situations. This academic, challenging, English-taught LLM programme reflects the multidisciplinary research emerging from Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics, and Governance. The approach of the faculty’s research, and the PIL programme, is multi-dimensional: developments in public international law are best seen from a broad perspective. You will develop general precepts pertaining to worldwide concerns and learn to apply these precepts to specific cases.... [-]

Master of Arts in US National Security

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. [+]

Program Objectives The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a unique, professionally-oriented graduate school offering a Master of Arts Degree in US national security. The DMGS program is specifically designed to support the professional development of aspiring, new, and mid-level professionals in government, the private sector, and in civil society who seek to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation. The focus of this program is to enhance students’ historical, conceptual, and theoretical knowledge of skills necessary to develop strategy and policy; to develop the skills to diagnose contemporary and over-the-horizon threats and opportunities; and based on this diagnosis, to consider policy options and the integration of alternative capabilities which could be applied to ongoing security challenges and conflict melioration and resolution. This includes the skills to anticipate the trends in the global environment; the short-and long-term aims, strategies, instruments and vulnerabilities of competitors; and to identify the resulting specific opportunities ― in a given region or globally ― to advance US interests. The program will also cover US government organizational and institutional arrangements, and the authorities of individual agencies to implement policy. In addition, the tensions between national security policy and practices and liberal democracy will be considered – and how the US and other democracies have sought to reconcile them. This program will also cover the functional utility of individual instruments, and integrated “whole of government” planning in regional geographic contexts, with particular emphasis on the non-kinetic capabilities of the other two... [-]

LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law has offered a unique and valuable experience to law graduates from around the world wishing to pursue an executive LL.M. program. With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in International Law. For 20 years the LL.M. International Business Law has offered a unique and valuable experience to law graduates from around the world wishing to pursue an executive LL.M. program. With almost 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich, is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe which allows students to easily discover other European countries and enjoy Switzerland’s spectacular environment. Among the advantages that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will benefit from our executive LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field. The program The professional LL.M. International Banking, Finance and Insurance Law is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis. The General Course builds the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Courses. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal... [-]

LLM Global Criminal Law

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

How are international and transnational crimes prevented, investigated and prosecuted? Is criminal law an effective tool in the present context of globalized criminality? [+]

LLM Global Criminal Law

How are international and transnational crimes prevented, investigated and prosecuted? Is criminal law an effective tool in the present context of globalized criminality?

These questions will constitute some of criminal law's biggest challenges for the years to come and are the focus of the Global Criminal Law LLM track, which explores the application of criminal law - both substantive and procedural - in the context of global criminality, such as organized, transnational and international criminality.

This track offers you the two-fold opportunity to study substantive and procedural criminal law from a comparative and international perspective but also to specialise in the study of specific criminal behaviour: organised and financial crimes, cybercrimes and international crimes.... [-]


Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG

Executive M.B.L.HSG, University of St. Gallen
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months Open Enrollment Switzerland St.Gallen USA Cambridge New York Zurich Germany Frankfurt am Main Belgium Brussels Austin China Shanghai Japan Tokyo Luxembourg + 14 more

– Strong generalist knowledge and skills in European and international business law – Nine modules in Europe, the United States and Asia – Continue working throughout the entire program – In English – For lawyers and non-lawyers – More than 20 years of experience – Academic title of “Executive Master of European and International Business Law E.M.B.L.-HSG” [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in International Law. The Executive M.B.L.-HSG - recently listed among the most innovative law programs by the Financial Times - is built upon the concept of a flying classroom and a global faculty. In nine attendance modules, leading experts from three continents will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge directly applicable in your professional working life. Module 1 - St.Gallen The Notion of Business Law and Economic Law Module 2 - Zurich Finance Module 3 – Frankfurt a. M. M&A Module 4 - Luxembourg Lobbying & Litigation Module 5 - Brussels Competition Law & Economics Module 6 - New York International Taxation Module 7 - Shanghai Law & Business in China Module 8 - Tokyo Law & Business in Japan Module 9 - Austin IT & Energy Law Supplementary Module - Harvard Negotiation For their master theses, candidates analyze a current problem in European or international business law. Topics are proposed by the faculty, or students may choose their own. More information and online application at www.mbl.unisg.ch Program start date & Application deadline The Executive M.B.L.-HSG offers rolling admission and course start. This means that candidates are able to choose the start date to match their personal schedule. The application deadline is one month prior to module start. Early application is recommended since places are limited. Tuition The fee for tuition is CHF 38.500.–. [-]

LL.M. International and Comparative Law

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Ireland Dublin

With the increased globalisation of the last twenty years and, even earlier, with the rise to prominence of the international human rights movement, there has been the impetus for students of all nationalities towards studying areas of law with a broad international and comparative focus. [+]

Programme Overview With the increased globalisation of the last twenty years and, even earlier, with the rise to prominence of the international human rights movement, there has been the impetus for students of all nationalities towards studying areas of law with a broad international and comparative focus. In the LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) we offer students the chance to study from a large range of modules with a broad international and comparative law feel - many of which relate, unsurprisingly to international and regional human rights. LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) Modules We offer a very extensive and diverse range of modules on this programme. At least two modules must be chosen from the list of Section A modules set out below each semester (four in total). The remaining two modules may be chosen from either Section A or Section B modules set out below. Each module is worth 10 ECTS credits. Students must also complete a Research Dissertation (30 ECTS) *The Law School reserves the right to vary the following list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that timetabling considerations may also restrict choice. Programme Structure The LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) is taught over a period of one academic year, commencing in September. The year is divided into two semesters during each of which students are required to take three modules. Each module is offered in one semester only and involves 22 hours of classwork. Various forms of assessment are utilised in... [-]

Master in International and European Law

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Key features 2 years programme (3 semesters full-time/in-class courses + 1 semester of dissertation preparation) [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in International Law. Key features 2 years programme (3 semesters full-time/in-class courses + 1 semester of dissertation preparation) state-accredited Master´s degree programme possibility to spend part of the study at one of our 40 Erasmus+ Partner institutions close contact with professors and stimulating environment scholarship opportunities for outstanding students The programme is: modern and unique … it prepares students to reflect and critically analyse current legal and political trends of international and European law it provides a challenging and innovative focus on both International and European law and their mutual interaction comprehensive … it addresses a whole range of general as well as specific topics and profoundly examines their interaction it offers students an inclusive knowledge of crucial subjects, fosters their critical thinking and enhances practical legal skills tailored and specialised … it enables students to choose from a broad range of elective and optional courses it allows students to develop new levels of creativity in cross-cutting areas of the law (e.g. human rights protection; environmental law, institutional law) student-oriented … it is a medium sized programme with convenient study groups that stimulate interaction among students and Faculty it offers a number of scholarships for qualifying students (read more) it provides the guidance of an advisor who to assist with organization of academic and other activities it includes a wide variety of support services (read more) and extracurricular activities (read more) internationally oriented … it offers a unique, rewarding and stimulating international climate as it welcomes... [-]

LLM Advanced Studies in Public International Law

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands The Hague Leiden + 1 more

The Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law is an intensive, high-level postgraduate programme in public international law. [+]

International legal questions The Master of Laws’ Advanced Studies in Public International Law is an intensive, high-level postgraduate programme which will bring you to the doorstep of international courts and tribunals. As a student in one of the two specialisations of this programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the foundations of public international law and become familiar with the current debates in the field. An important objective of our programme is to provide you with skills that will enable you to thoroughly analyse and interpret legal sources, literature, and cases, to research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions. You will also learn to clearly present your findings both orally and in writing to legal specialists as well as non-lawyers, to actively participate in academic debate, and to apply this advanced academic knowledge in public international law in a professional context. International courts and tribunals The programme benefits from the proximity of the many international judicial and other institutions in nearby The Hague, such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). For whom? This programme is suitable for: law graduates or professionals in possession of a full law degree (offering access to legal practice), with sufficient knowledge of public international law; graduates who hold an equivalent degree and/or have sufficient professional experience in the field. The programme... [-]

LLM - Master of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (ODER) - Faculty of Law
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt (Oder) + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares graduates for taking up career opportunities in policy making, international, public and governmental service, public and private legal practice, work for non-governmental organisations, and academic teaching and research. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees in International Law. This postgraduate program provides advanced study of the international protection of fundamental human rights. The curriculum integrates general human rights protection in times of peace and war with the special protection of basic rights in situations of armed conflict (under international humanitarian law). Such an approach is especially important as the boundary between war and peace becomes increasingly blurred. Such a blurring of the boundary is the result from many different circumstances including: the rise of terrorism, the diversity in its cause and nature and wide scope of possible reactions to it; the often unclear boundary between situations of civil war, external aggression, guerrilla action and even domestic policing; the reliance on both official (Security Council-sanctioned) and unofficial (sometimes invited) peace-keeping forces in a broad range of conflict situations. Confusion in drawing a clear line may even emerge from humanitarian military intervention in the name of the defence of human rights itself. Responses to various forms of civil unrest (often itself provoked by alleged breaches of human rights) or states of emergency (whether of political or natural origin) including, for example, the establishment of a state of martial law, or merely reliance upon domestic or even foreign military forces to assert control or provide assistance expands the range of situations which are difficult to categorise. Beyond this, national intelligence services may conduct operations (whether at home or abroad) with (quasi-)military character but which formally, not invoke the regulatory framework of humanitarian law. Reliance... [-]