Public International Law

LLM, 1 year-27 months, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you are interested in working in institutions related to public international law or you want to gain specific knowledge of this area to work in either governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Course Description

This course will develop your knowledge of public international law and is the ideal grounding if you wish to work in organisations related to this field. We have designed the course for students with or without a law background and you will be able to tailor the course to suit your preferred areas of study and interests.

The course will provide you with an in-depth and critical understanding of public international law through a combination of core and option modules. The three core modules will give you an excellent overview of the general principles and current trends in international law as well as equipping you with advanced skills in academic writing.

You will be able to tailor the course to suit your needs by choosing from a broad range of subjects including international environmental law, international migration law, the law of armed conflict and international criminal law, human rights and international finance law.

You will develop your ability to think both analytically and critically through our strong emphasis on independent study research. Our seminar-based teaching will focus on discussion and debate and will ensure you have the opportunity to develop your oral presentation skills. You will be assessed primarily through coursework and a final dissertation which will equip you with advanced skills in time management, written communication, planning and self-directed study.

The Public International Law LLM provides an outstanding foundation for you to further enhance your career in institutions related to public international law or within governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Law
Contact

Course Administrator
+44 (0)116 252 2370
pglaw@leicester.ac.uk

Leicester Law School website

Why Leicester?

Graduating with a postgraduate degree in Law will give you specialist knowledge and expertise in your chosen field, enabling you to develop skills for your professional life.

The Leicester Law School a top UK law school. In the Complete University Guide 2015, we are ranked fifth best in the country for graduate employability.

Graduates of the Leicester LLM have gone on to a wide variety of careers in law, business, national and international government, nongovernmental organisations, and academia.

Our LLM courses are taught by leading academics in small seminar groups, with a focus on enriching class debate and scholarly thought, and on developing excellence in legal research.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Choose four option modules from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2

 Choose four option modules from:

 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Dissertation

Dissertation

You will complete your 15,000-word dissertation in the field of Public International Law over the summer.

Your dissertation is an extended piece of academic writing that is on a subject of your choosing. You will be supervised by an academic who specialises in your chosen topic.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow you to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from a tutor. As we focus on research based learning, most of the assessment is by coursework. Some modules may be assessed by presentation, examination or reflective log. Over the summer you will be required to complete a dissertation of 15,000 words on a subject of your own choice.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree in Law

Or an equivalent degree where Law is a substantial element

Or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline.

We will take relevant professional experience into consideration.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Our Law Fair is held annually and attracts over 40 law firms and other graduate employers.

Two dedicated law careers tutors are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms.

We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.

You get the chance to develop your legal skills during the course:

  • The Legal Advice Clinic allows you to advise non-law students on legal issues (with support from academics and local solicitors).
  • The Innocence Project enables you to work on real-life potential miscarriages of justice, with a view to referring cases back to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
  • Your professional competencies can be enhanced by getting involved with the debating, client interviewing, negotiating and mooting activities, organised by the Student Law Society.
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Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Public International Law LLM 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
Public International Law LLM 27 months part-time September each year Apply Now
Course
Public International Law
Qualification
LLM
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability
Course
Public International Law
Qualification
LLM
Duration
27 months part-time
Start Dates
September each year
Availability

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