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LLM Master of Law (International) Online

An online Master of Laws (LLM) 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 pathways to careers such as a Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Legal Executive, Barrister Clerk, Teacher and more.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law Degree

Full requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

21 months (part-time September)

Next start date

October 2023

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

Course Details

LLM International Law Online

The LLM Master of Laws (International) Online 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) Online programme with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, 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 2020 Graduate Labour Market Statistics found that postgraduates earn on average £7,000 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
  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled occupation 15 months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes data).
  • 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.

 

Programme Demands

This document outline the programme demands so you can assess your ability for the course. 

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

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

You may then choose two 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

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.

Course Start Dates

  • LLM Master of Law (International)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • LLM Master of Law (International)
    • Part-time: Online

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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, your chosen specialist area.

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This online 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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These courses cannot be chosen to study alongside our Legal Practice Course (LPC). For more information on the choice of Master's to study alongside our LPC, please visit the LPC page.

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2022/23 Course Fees

PGCert Law (General)
Online: £3,175

PGDip Law (General)
Online: £6,350

LLM Master of Law
Online: £9,500

Hong Kong Online
HKD $120,000

2023/24 Course Fees (For courses starting on or after 1st July 2023)

PGCert Law (General)
Online: £3,800

PGDip Law (General)
Online: £7,600

LLM Master of Law
Online: £11,350

Hong Kong Online
HKD $120,000

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company 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.

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