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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 pra… Read more

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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University of Sussex
Falmer, United Kingdom

International law is an exciting and ever-changing area of law. You’ll study international law from a theoretical perspective, helping you to understand and contextualise the ... +

International law is an exciting and ever-changing area of law. You’ll study international law from a theoretical perspective, helping you to understand and contextualise the law and the international legal system. You’ll learn from today’s leading lawyers – our world-leading research underpins our teaching – and gain a strong basis in the foundations of international law and the international legal system. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Sep 2021
01 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Center for International Legal Studies
Warsaw, Poland +2 More

Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members th ... +

Five institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members throughout the world. The Law Faculty of Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland) has ranked first among Polish university law faculties for the last seven years. Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), founded in 1635, ranks as the leading law faculty in Hungary. The Center for Financial Law and Policy at Lixin University is based in Shanghai, China, Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts) was established in 1872 and ranks in the top 25 of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. -
LLM
Part-time
English
06 Jun 2021
04 May 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
Concord, USA

The online International Criminal Law and Justice LL.M. is the only online transnational crime program from a Top 100 law school. UNH Franklin Pierce School of a Law is a lead ... +

The online International Criminal Law and Justice LL.M. is the only online transnational crime program from a Top 100 law school. UNH Franklin Pierce School of a Law is a leader in this emerging field of the law, and trains practicing lawyers on the latest developments affecting the international criminal law landscape. -
LLM
Full-time
12 - 60 months
English
Online
 

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Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The LL.M. International and European Law is a full-time professional postgraduate program offering to all participants the opportunity to gain in-depth specialized knowledge o ... +

The LL.M. International and European Law is a full-time professional postgraduate program offering to all participants the opportunity to gain in-depth specialized knowledge of International and EU law. -
LLM
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2021
31 Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Bristol Law School
River Avon, United Kingdom

The International Commercial Law programme will enable you to engage in intensive study of specialist international and commercial topics. The international law units can be c ... +

The International Commercial Law programme will enable you to engage in intensive study of specialist international and commercial topics. The international law units can be chosen from topics within the field of private international law and the content of commercial law units includes an international element, such as international trade. The programme will appeal both to students from outside the UK and to students who wish to combine their areas of specialism. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland

The programme will be particularly attractive to law graduates who wish to develop a specialisation in commercial law, and especially an ability to understand and apply commer ... +

The programme will be particularly attractive to law graduates who wish to develop a specialisation in commercial law, and especially an ability to understand and apply commercial law in multi-jurisdictional scenarios. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The LLM in International Commercial Law has a focus on private law and international aspects of private (international) law. There is a possibility to write an article for pub ... +

The LLM in International Commercial Law has a focus on private law and international aspects of private (international) law. There is a possibility to write an article for publication within the programme (usually linked to the writing of the Master's thesis). -
LLM
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
Unicaf - University of East London
London, United Kingdom

If you already have a law career then this course gives you the chance to specialise with focused, professional training in the fields that interest you.

If you already have a law career then this course gives you the chance to specialise with focused, professional training in the fields that interest you. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyze the legal effects of economic integration and itsconsequences for the rule of law, democracy, and huma ... +

This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyze the legal effects of economic integration and itsconsequences for the rule of law, democracy, and human rights. -
LLM
Full-time
12 months
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The LLM Law is designed to deepen and broaden students’ knowledge of the law as an academic subject by providing students with a systematic understanding of legal processes, m ... +

The LLM Law is designed to deepen and broaden students’ knowledge of the law as an academic subject by providing students with a 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. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The multi-layered and legal interdisciplinary nature of children's rights requires specialist knowledge in order to be able to assess its meaning and implications for the posi ... +

The multi-layered and legal interdisciplinary nature of children's rights requires specialist knowledge in order to be able to assess its meaning and implications for the position of children. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
London, United Kingdom +8 More

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 ... +

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
Part-time
24 months
English
Jul 2021
Campus
Online
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

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

Key features 2 years programme (3 semesters full-time/in-class courses + 1 semester of dissertation preparation) -
LLM
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
15 Jun 2021
Campus
 
University of Bristol Law School
River Avon, United Kingdom

Our LLM programmes give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area but you can also opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are e ... +

Our LLM programmes give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area but you can also opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore your chosen areas of law at a deeper level. You will have the chance to see how these legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Bristol Law School
River Avon, United Kingdom

The University of Bristol LLM in International Law and International Relations is an exciting programme for students looking to pursue a career in international non-government ... +

The University of Bristol LLM in International Law and International Relations is an exciting programme for students looking to pursue a career in international non-governmental organisations, government departments and international firms, or as international consultants. It is a specialist programme that enables you to combine units provided by both the Law School and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies to create an exceptional programme of study. -
LLM
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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