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 Master of Laws (International) - Full-time
A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this general International Master’s course allows students who are undecided at the point of application to choose their international law related specialisation at a later date.
The law in context
Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.
The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.
Taught by subject experts
Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.
UK Entry Requirements
Students should possess a UK undergraduate degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification.
A compulsory two-week induction is required for all students unless they can evidence the successful completion of either:
An LLB or equivalent; or
A minimum of 3 legal modules, worth at least 80 QCFcredits that must include;
English Legal System
Law of Tort
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
The LLM Master of Law (International) allows students who have a keen interest in international law to specialise in this growing and fascinating area of legal study. Students must select at least two approved International Law modules to satisfy the programme learning outcomes and complete their dissertation in an area of International Law.
When you study the LLM Master of Law (International) with us you will:
Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
Focus on legal practice, not just theory.
Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies.
Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
Terms 1 & 2 (full-time)
Two-week induction: For non-law students, this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)
You may then choose two modules from the International Law modules:
International Corporate Governance
International Criminal Law
International Human Rights Law
International Trade Law
Public International Law (available from Term commencing September 2021)
Plus two* from the list modules on the elective module guide.
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
Term 3 (full-time)
Dissertation in your chosen International Law specialisation
Modules are assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination or 4,500-word coursework assignment.
Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.
The default campus location for online study is London.
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words) and provides an opportunity for a sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of International Law.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
How to Apply
You can apply for this course directly with the University.
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