LL.M. International Legal Studies

Newcastle University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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In particular, this programme aims to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of: nature, structure and function of the international legal system the systems influence on strategic national and international policies principles on which inter-State relations are based role of foreign affairs in the protection of human rights, use of nuclear weapons and resolution of international disputes international rights and obligations of individuals in view of war crimes and genocide At Newcastle, you will benefit from Newcastle Law Schools one million pound refurbishment. This includes an improved lecture theatre with state-of-the-artaudio systems, student communal area and law library. This programme will be relevant to students interested in pursuing an international career in organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union. Other sectors include:non-governmental organisations, the public and diplomatic sector as legal advisors and law firms.


Compulsory modules

LAW8559 Contemporary Problems of International Law and International Dispute Settlement

LAW8146 Foundations of Public International Law

LAW8558 International Criminal Law

LAW8561 Legal Simulation

LAW8090 Legal Research Skills and Methods

LAW8099 Dissertation

Optional modules

You will take a further 60 credits from the following:

LAW8136 International Sale of Goods

LAW8562 Law of the WTO

LAW8554 International Commercial Arbitration

LAW8556 International Credit and Security

LAW8150 The Movement of Persons in a Global World

LAW8557 Public Procurement: International Law and Standards

LAW8053 International Environmental Law

LAW8138 Science, Climate Change and Environmental Justice


An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in law. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower-second-class Honours degrees on their merit, those with degrees in other areas and those with professional law experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in writing), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based with a minimum of: 22 in reading; 21 in listening; and 24 in speaking and writing), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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