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.
- Master advanced international law in the English language, alongside legal practitioners from diverse jurisdictions and backgrounds
- Benefit from small classes: receive close support and form lifelong friendships
- Study at the centre of Cambridge’s legal quarter, halfway between the crown count and county court
- Join a Law School with satisfied students: our law undergraduates were the most satisfied
- Volunteer for our Law Clinic: put legal theory into practice by helping members of the public
- Get first-hand advice and guidance from a professional on our mentoring scheme
- Receive access to the University of Newcastle Law Libary
Develop your legal skills to an advanced level
On our LLM International Law, you will develop the necessary skills to critically appraise how international laws are created and enforced. Your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement will all be exercised as you learn to apply legal discourse to the regulation of transnational commercial, political and social interactions.
Learn the fundamental themes, and specialise
Our core modules will introduce you to the fundamental themes in the higher study of international law, the key principles of private and public international law, and an overview of international human rights and criminal law. On our optional modules, you can specialise in areas such as legal frameworks for media industries, synergies between European and international law, or more traditional topics such as comparative company law and international arbitration.
At the end of the course, you will use all the skills and knowledge you have learned to research and complete a Major Project in the area of international law that most interests you, under expert supervision.
Benefit from small classes
All of our modules involve small group seminar work complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them. Our small classes will allow you to receive dedicated support from lecturers and form close friendships with your fellow students.
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International Law LLM
How long it takes:
Postgraduate (12 months, 15 months full-time)
Distance learning/ Campus
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Modules & assessment
Law in the Global Context
Principles of International Law
Legal Research Methods
Current Legal Issues in the International Arena
Globalisation and World Trade
Competition Law in the International Context
Transnational Commercial Law
Comparative Company Law
International Commercial Arbitration
- 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)
International students starting 2019/20 (per year)
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.
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.