The LLM International Law programme is designed for those who wish to develop specialist expertise in international law.
This programme gives you the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the law in relation to key international subjects. You are encouraged to consider the role of the law in international affairs and to develop a critical understanding of how the law affects all aspects of the international activity, from trade and prosecuting crimes, to the use of force in international relations, human rights and protecting the environment.
You will have the opportunity to examine the role and relationships of international organizations and institutions such as the UN, the International Court of Justice and the EU. The programme content is informed by the latest debates and developments in international law and aims to engage students in real-world cases and dilemmas.
A substantial dissertation is required as part of your study, which is designed to enable you to enhance your research skills as you undertake a detailed investigation in an area of your choice.
How You Study
The programme is delivered by two-hour seminars, once per week, in each module. Extensive preparation is required for each seminar, and wide reading is expected.
The postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two-three hours in an independent study.
For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.
How You Are Assessed
All modules are assessed by written assignments. There is also a requirement to write a substantial dissertation. There are no examinations, written or oral.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject.
International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
About the School
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