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LLM in International Law

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About the course

This course provides students the opportunity to study a wide range of contemporary subjects of international importance.

Law has been taught at the University since it was established in 1927 and we are highly regarded both within academia and the legal profession. Staff are at the forefront of research, scholarship and teaching and the LLM programme offers a wide range of options which are informed, developed and taught by experts in their respective fields.

Students undertaking this taught Masters programme will make great advancements on their existing skills and knowledge. By the end of the programme they will be equipped to work in a wide variety of sectors or to progress to advanced level study.

The standard course begins in October each year and lasts 1 year full-time. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by a dissertation project in the third trimester, which is supervised by a member of staff.

Overall, students gain a wide range of transferable skills applicable to practical legal experience or further academic study.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £7,000 full-time

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £12,800 full-time


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Minimum

A 2.2 honours degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or appropriate professional experience.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2017/18

Mode of study: Hull Campus

Duration: 1 year full-time

Study information

We provide students with a broad understanding of law at the international level in the modern globalised society and its operation. This includes how legal concepts came to exist in their current form, the influence of history and the contested boundaries of law. In the first semester students gain a strong foundation in international law and commercial law and are given help to build the necessary advanced research, critical and communication skills to support their work throughout the programme.

Students take an advanced research module, which equips them with the critical and communication skills necessary to study law at an advanced level. Upon completion of the module students will be able to successfully integrate legal research tools, undertake critical handling of source material, formulate and develop research proposals as well as demonstrate their mastery of technical writing and critical analysis.

Core modules Semester One:

Legal Research Seminar

Public International Law

Optional Modules

International Law on the Use of Force

Environmental Justice

Semester Two pick three options from the following LLM Modules:

International Criminal Law

International Humanitarian Law

International Human Rights Protection

International Investment Law

International Protection of Refugees

Islamic Law of War & Peace

Law of the WTO

Or choose one module in a related discipline from another department, subject to approval and timetabling.

Semester Three:

Dissertation - a supervised, independent research project.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

The LLM in international Law is designed to open up options for postgraduate research, as well as giving graduates scope to look at wide variety of career options. On completion of this course students will be prepared for a range of professional careers within and beyond the legal field. Career paths include legal practice or working in sectors such as government, education and academia or journalism. Alternatively, students can explore working within the field of diplomacy, working for a Non Government Organisation (NGO), or for a charitable or international organisation.