LLM in International Law LLM
University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 9,500 / per year *
Earliest start date
* £9,500/year for full-time home, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students | £18,975/year for full-time international students
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.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore specialist areas of the law that seek to regulate, for example:
- The use of force
- Armed conflict
- International crimes and terrorism
- Human rights and human migration
- The protection of the environment
Sussex Law School provides an international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge. We’ll also prepare you for your future career – our courses have skills training at their core, enabling you to approach legal problems logically.
The University of Sussex is located at Falmer on the outskirts of Brighton and is the only UK university surrounded by a national park. Brighton is one of the top-10 city beach destinations in the world (Lonely Planet), an hour away from Central London by train and 30 minutes from London Gatwick, one of the UK’s major international airports.
Our course will enhance your employability. You’ll have acquired transferable methodological skills, equipping you to handle legal texts, international instruments and academic literature.
The LLM’s emphasis on comparative, international examples will help if you are interested in looking to work in both the UK and overseas in international law firms, agencies, governments, international organisations and NGOs.
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part-time, to fit around your work and personal life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.
For details about the part-time course, please contact us.
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
- LLM Dissertation
- Advanced Legal Research and Writing
- Critiquing International Law
- International Law: Rights and Responsibilities
- Principles of International Law
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Civil and Political Rights: Contemporary Challenges
- Corruption and the Law
- Indigenous and Minority Rights
- International and Transnational Offending
- International Crimes
- International Environmental Law
- International Investment Law
- Law of Armed Conflict
- Migration, Rights and Governance
- Socioeconomic rights: economic violence, social justice and human rights law
- The EU as a Global Actor
- The Use of Force and International Law
- War, Terror, Violence and International Law
- Women and Human Rights
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the work of the international courts on our annual study visit to The Hague in the Netherlands.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Postgraduate Masters loans
You can borrow up to £11,222 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2022. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
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