Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law
Leicester, United Kingdom
15 - 27 months
GBP 8,700 *
Earliest start date
* LLM - £8,700; Accelerated LLM - £9,000
Improve your career prospects by gaining a Masters in International Law while remaining in full-time employment. Tailor the course and choose the modules that are right for you.
Improve your career prospects by gaining a Masters in International Law while remaining in full-time employment.
- Course start date: 13th September 2019 (Application deadline: 1st September 2019).
- Delivered by tutored distance learning
- De Montfort University
The LLM in International Law requires the successful completion of 180 credits as outlined in the Course Structure section.
Don’t forget: You can study a more specialised pathway. See the flexible study section for more information.
One of these unique programmes will enable you to:
- Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time
- Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
- Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
- Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career
- Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes
- Study at a faster pace – follow the 'accelerated route' and complete the LLM in 15 months
- Achieve the level you choose – postgraduate certificate and diploma levels also available
The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 13th-15th September 2019, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2019 through to the end of December 2019 and is assessed by written coursework.
From January to December 2020, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).
In the second year, January to December 2020, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue.
Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.
- International Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- International Law
- The Protection of Refugees in International Law
- European E-Commerce Law
- International Environmental Law
- European Convention on Human Rights
- Law of International Trade
- EU Competition Law
- Private International Law
And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting a more specialised pathway.
Flexible Study Options
The LLM Law and LLM International Law courses form part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School. If you wish to study a more specialised pathway, you may choose to study one of the following LLMs instead:
- LLM International Human Rights Law
- LLM Medical Law and Ethics
- LLM Sports Law and Practice
- LLM Business / International Business Law
- LLM Environmental Law and Practice
- LLM Food Law
- LLM Employment Law and Practice
EU Referendum Statement: UPDATE
In light of the outcome of the recent EU Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union we wanted to reassure you that DMU remains as committed as ever to academic excellence as well as welcoming students from all countries, whether from Europe or the wider world.
Both companies based in the UK and those wishing to import into the UK will likely be affected by Brexit. De Montfort’s flexible programmes will ensure that when changes happen you'll be in a position to understand and act on them immediately.
The courses have been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. The courses are particularly suited to:
- Finance Directors
- HR Professionals
- Company Secretaries
- Business Owners
and will also be relevant to those involved in the fields of International Human Rights Law; International Business Law and Employment Law.
Why This Course?
"The learning experience at De Montfort University was positive and has served as a significant resource in my career and personal growth."
G. Hayburn, DMU LLM distance learning graduate
"The LLM has given me a greater depth of knowledge of my work and increased my confidence to be able to take on greater responsibilities."
F. Wright, DMU LLM distance learning graduate
The Accelerated Route
Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2019 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2019. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2020).
This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.
Optional Study Days
The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 13th and 14th September 2019 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that, there are a number of further optional study components throughout the course. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of optional modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. The other sessions will concentrate on additional areas that will be useful to students throughout their studies. These additional sessions will be offered through a combination of face to face and webinar format.
How Do I Enrol On The Course?
- Apply online
- Scan your application form and supporting documentation and send it to [email protected]