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LLM Master of Law (International)

A Master of Laws (LLM) offered by The University of Law, is a postgraduate degree designed for law and non-law graduates to enhance your academic legal knowledge. 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. This course is a flexible and adaptable programme and can open up a range of career pathways.

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Minimum second class-honours degree

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If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

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.

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Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focused on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

LLM Master of Law (International)

The LLM Master of Laws (International) allows those 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. You can also choose our Postgraduate Certificate International Law (PGCert) or Postgraduate Diploma International Law (PGDip).

When you study the LLM Master of Law (International) programme with us you will:

  • Be taught by our expert lecturers, including subject matter specialists, former and current practitioners, and research and teaching focused academics. 
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies, which inform our programme development.
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
  • Strengthen your network – connect with other students, faculty and industry professionals on an international scale, and seek out opportunities for future placements and job opportunities.
  • Increase your earning potential – the 2022 Graduate Labour Market Statistics found that postgraduates on average earn £6,500 more than their graduate counterparts.
  • Get ahead of the competition – gain in-depth knowledge of your topic of interest and become a subject expert, which will provide you with a competitive edge in the job market.
  • 95% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled employment 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data: Copyright Jisc 2022.
  • Prepare for the future of Legal Technology – study modules in legal technology and gain insight into this emerging area of law.
  • Maximum flexibility -  the course has been purposely designed to be an innovative, adaptable programme that allows you to  customise your  studies to suit your preferred areas of interest.

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.

Course Structure

  • The Postgraduate Certificate International Law (PGCert) can be studied part-time over 35 weeks or full-time over 18 weeks.
  • The Postgraduate Diploma International Law (PGDip) can be studied part-time over 74 weeks or full-time over 35 weeks.
  • The LLM Master of Laws can be studied part-time over 24 months or full-time over 12 months.

Term 1 (full-time) or 1-2 (part-time)

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 law 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.

You must choose two modules from the following list of approved modules:

  • International Arbitration
  • International and Comparative Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Energy Law
  • International Finance Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Trade Law

View the elective module guide

*All elective modules are subject to availability

 

Terms 1-2 (full-time) or 1-4 (part-time)

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 law 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.

You must choose two modules from the following list of approved modules:

  • International Arbitration
  • International and Comparative Law
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Energy Law
  • International Finance Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Trade Law

You may then choose two further modules from the list of approved modules above, or from the full list of elective modules*.

*All elective modules are subject to availability

 

Terms 1-3 (full-time) or 1-6 (part-time)

Term 1-2 or 1-4:

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 law 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.

You will complete:

  • Research Methods Training to help you prepare for your dissertation

You may then choose two modules from the International Law modules:

  • International Arbitration 
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Public International Law

Plus two* from the list modules on the elective module guide.

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

Term 3 or 5-6:

Dissertation in your chosen International Law specialisation.

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Study Online

You can also study this course online, allowing you to study full-time or part-time, as well as being able to study any modules that aren’t available at your chosen campus online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional lecturer support. The only difference is that you can study when, where and how you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

All assessments are conducted online.

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words), and provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of International Law.

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The course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

The approach to learning and teaching on the Master of Laws programmes is predominantly learner-centred. Each taught module is divided into a number of Units which are presented using the Prepare, Engage, Consolidate approach.

Prepare: this represents all the work the student needs to complete before attending the relevant workshop. Traditional lecture content will be presented in short bite-sized segments of approximately 10 minutes to better engage the modern student. Guided independent research and reading will be expected as part of a student’s preparation.

Engage: this represents the interactive element of the Unit. This could be a face to face
workshop, a synchronous online workshop or an asynchronous online activity.

Consolidate: this represents the final part of the Unit and can be used by students to check their understanding of the Unit immediately after their Engage activity or as part of their revision for the module or both.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for these courses directly with the University.

Please note: Our Master of Laws (LLM) programmes are not a direct route to qualification as a Barrister or Solicitor in the UK.

Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.

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2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)

PGcert International Law:

Domestic students
London: £4,550
Outside of London: £4,000

Non-domestic students
London: £6,200
Outside of London: £5,700

PGDip International Law:

Domestic students
London: £9,000
Outside of London: £8,000

Non-domestic students
London: £12,400
Outside of London: £11,400

LLM Master of Laws (International)

Domestic students
London: £13,450
Outside of London: £11,900

Non-domestic students

London: £18,500 (or £15,500 including a £3,000 International Bursary*)

Outside of London: £17,000 (or £14,500 including a £2,500 International Bursary*)

Hong Kong students: 
HKD $133,400

*Terms and Conditions apply

 

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.

If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

If you are an international student and are coming to the UK to study, then you must apply to the Home Office for a visa. In most cases you will need to obtain a Student Route visa. In order to apply for this visa you must be sponsored by an education provider which is licensed by the UK Home Office.

The Home Office has also introduced a Graduate Work visa which allows Graduates to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop their career in the UK for 2 years post completion of a UK degree. The Graduate route is an unsponsored visa, meaning students will not need a job offer to apply for this visa.

Please note that the University does not currently provide visa sponsorship to students for part-time study. We also cannot sponsor students for online courses due to Home Office regulations.

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