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LLM International Law

UK

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What will I learn?

How does international law peacefully resolve disputes? What role do various international organisations play in the shaping and operation of international law? How does international law play a role in current events?

In an increasingly globalised world, international law is a vibrant and fast-moving area of law. Our LLM International Law offers the opportunity to study across a wide range of modules in the areas of Public international law, Human Rights, Commercial, Trade and Maritime law. You will learn about the foundations of the international legal system, and you will examine theoretical perspectives and the practice of its institutions and processes, while specialising areas.

Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to study key areas, including but not limited to:

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Financing International Trade
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws

You will be able to tailor your postgraduate degree to your interests with our range of optional modules, and at the end of your degree you will be awarded one of the following qualifying titles depending on your module choices: LLM International Law, LLM International Law (with Human Rights), LLM International Law (with Business Law).

Our law course will develop your intellectual and critical faculties, encourage you to think independently and teach you to present rational, coherent, and accurate arguments orally and in writing. It will provide you with an excellent foundation for any career.

Your future

Our School of Law graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers in international and intergovernmental organisations or employment with governments across the world, in commerce and banking, in non-governmental organisations and, as might be expected, in the legal profession and the judiciary.

We also work with the university’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,740.00 (US$ 24,285) per year
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected August 2023

Start date

January 2023

Venue

Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,

Colchester,

Essex,

CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with GPA 2.50 from Bachelor degree.

For international students

You need a 2:2. Degree in Law or a joint honours Degree with Law. Applicants who do not hold a Law Degree but who have additional relevant professional experience and/or traineeships or professional qualifications/certifications issued by professional bodies such as Bar Associations can apply and will be considered. IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing, TOEFL IBT 88 overall with minimum component scores: listening 17, reading 18, writing 24, and speaking 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university

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