Overview

Master the theory and practice of international law, both private and public. Develop advanced analytic and research skills for professional practice and other high-level international careers.

Accreditation

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Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

International Law LLM

 

Course Level:

Postgraduate

Credits 

180

Course

codeF756

How long it takes:

Postgraduate (12 months, 15 months full-time)

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

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Department:

Newcastle Law School

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Law in the Global Context
  • Principles of International Law
  • Legal Research Methods
  • Current Legal Issues in the International Arena
  • Major Project

Optional modules

  • Globalisation and World Trade
  • Corporate Governance
  • Competition Law in the International Context
  • Transnational Commercial Law
  • Digital Economy
  • Comparative Company Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
Main
  • A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent.
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by University.

Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course,

USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)

£8,500

International students starting 2019/20 (per year)

£13,100

 

Careers

Transferable skills

Our LLM will help you develop professional skills including logical reasoning, critical analysis, research and independent judgement, along with an understanding of the complex interplay between infrastructure, content, competition, social policy, punishment and trade in the international arena, and a greater capacity for legal communication.

These skills will prepare you for international practice and academic research at the highest level but are also transferable to a range of other intellectually demanding roles, such as working for international NGOs and other agencies, or public service.

Employability events and opportunities

Volunteer for our Law Clinic and practise your legal skills in a real-life setting. Work alongside local solicitors, providing pro bono advice to people who have limited access to legal resources.

Join our mentoring scheme: partner with a professional from a regional law firm to get first-hand advice and guidance.

Our employability service also organise many focused events, such as careers fairs specifically for law students.

Assessment

You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.