LL.M. International Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP10950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Teesside University | Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
The LLM (International Law) is one of the named routes through our LLM programme and allows you to specialise and develop expertise in international legal issues. The programme has been designed by a team of highly motivated academic staff at Teesside University who have particular research interests that have informed its content.

Description of International Law


The programme gives you flexibility and autonomy to allow you to develop you own areas of interest within the area of international law, and at the same time distinguish you in the eyes of employers in ways that show that you have specialised in a substantive and applied area of contemporary legal study relevant to international policy and practice.

How you learn

The link between legal theory and practice is the central theme of the programme and is incorporated into the teaching through a blend of directed and student-centred learning to develop an understanding of methodology, practice and presentation. This is achieved through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, debates, audio-visual presentations, guided reading and research exercises.

We want you to become an effective autonomous learner. The research and academic writing skills you develop in taught sessions will enable you to prepare and contribute to seminars and group discussions, and to produce the required assessed work appropriate to postgraduate study. You are also encouraged to attend and participate in relevant research seminars offered by the research institutes of the University, particularly the Social Futures Institute (SoFI) in the School of Social Sciences & Law.

How you are assessed

Our assessments help you develop essential skills to work successfully at postgraduate level, as well as for continuing professional roles and lifelong learning. Your work is assessed in a variety of ways, including:

• individual presentations
• peer review and assessment
• research proposal
• reflective practice
• written assignments
• dissertation

Career opportunities

By completing the course you will develop and have recognised knowledge and understanding of the theory and application of international law. You will also develop cognitive, intellectual, practical, professional and generic key skills and qualities, which have a directly beneficial effect on future employability, whether in the legal profession, or in your subject-related discipline, including academia. You will be equipped to contribute to and inform policy-making decisions in your chosen sphere.
A number of our previous students have published work in academic journals.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 31 July
Tuition fee
  • GBP 10950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 4590 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits 180
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Weekday

Course Content

Core modules
  • Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Dissertation
  • International Law
  • Legal Theory in Context
and one optional module
  • Business Law
  • Comparative Law and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • European Responses to Crime
  • Medical Law

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for International Law

Entry requirements
  • Minimum 2.2 honours degree in a legal or related discipline or equivalent qualification or equivalent experience.
  • IELTS 6.5

Please note that this named route and option choices are available subject to student numbers and other resource constraints. Every effort is made to ensure that you can study your preferred choices but this can’t be guaranteed.

Work Experience for International Law

No work experience is required.

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