Study International Law in United Kingdom

Study International Law in United Kingdom

Studying International Law

International law focuses on the legal relation between nations instead of private individuals. When referring to international law, usually the following three disciplines are distinguished: Private international law, public international law and supranational law. International law degrees prepare graduates for careers in government, international relations, international business, and more.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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153 International Law Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. International Human Rights

Developed in association with the renowned human rights barrister, Geoffrey Robertson, QC, and distinguished colleagues of the world-famous Doughty Street Chambers, this innovative programme examines some of the key challenges in the field of International Human Rights. This programme is offered by Regent's University London.

Master's programmes
Pre-Master Graduate Diploma in Law

The Graduate Diploma in Law programme offered by City University London offers preparation for master's degrees in law and litigation. The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a postgraduate university degree.

INTO City University London
LL.M. International Human Rights Law

The LLM International Human Rights Law from University of Essex is the oldest established human rights law course in Europe, and reflects our University’s global reputation as the leading centre for human rights research, practice and education. In 2009 the University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its excellence in the advancement of human rights.

School of Law
LL.M. European Union Commercial Law

The LLM European Union Commercial Law from University of Essex allows you to acquire a specialist’s knowledge and understanding of the law of the EU. You develop critical, analytical and research skills, ensuring you are capable of working in the field of EU law as a lawyer, regulator, legal adviser or researcher with government or international and business organisations (including the EU administration).

School of Law
LL.M. International Law

With globalisation international law is becoming increasingly important and this course prepares you for your future career in the international arena. International Law at the University of Westminster is one of the oldest and most popular courses in international law in London. It attracts students from every nationality and background, not only those who have previously studied law, but also those with a degree in political science, international relations, economics or other relevant discipline.

School of Law
LL.M. International Commercial Law

In the era of globalisation and the growth of transnational corporations, the study of International Commercial Law is particularly relevant. This International Commercial Law programme at London School of Marketing is suitable for graduates of any discipline. It covers key areas of International Corporate Law: such as Intellectual Property Rights, Private International Law and Corporate Crime.

LL.M. Law (Specialism Human Rights Law) LLM, PDip

Studying for a Master in Law (Specialism Human Rights Law) LLM, PDip at University of Kent means having the certainty of gaining an LLM in a specialist area of Law. The Kent LLM gives you the freedom to leave your choice of specialism open until after you arrive, your specialism being determined by the modules you choose.

Kent Law School
LL.M. International Law & Security

This is an innovative programme that focuses on the role and relevance of international law in a rapidly changing global security environment. It reflects the breadth of contemporary international security issues, addressing issues as diverse as terrorism, armed conflicts and transnational organised crime. The International Law & Security programme is offered at theUniversity of Glasgow.

School of Law
LL.M. International Energy Law and Regulation

The Specialist LLM course in International Energy Law and Regulation from City, University of London gives students the unique opportunity to study sustainable use and trade in energy resources, among the most vibrant and dynamic sectors in the global economy.

The City Law School
LL.M. International Commercial and Dispute Resolution

The overall educational aim of this course is to enable you gain a critical understanding of the interaction between the commercial environment and the legal and regulatory frameworks in which international corporations operate and how disputes are resolved. The course is placed in the context of advanced intellectual engagement with issues in law and legal theory and as such supports the critical application of legal theory to international commercial transactions.

LL.M. International Development Law and Human Rights

On this course you’ll examine the theories and practices of development, social justice and human rights within and across nations. Among the themes explored are the implications of globalisation and its governance regimes, the feminisation of impoverishment, humanitarian and displacement issues, development and human rights, and the implications of environmental degradation.

M.A. International Law and International Relations

Combining teaching from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this degree develops skills, ability and knowledge in the field of International Relations. Students without prior study of politics, law or international relations are encouraged, but are expected to work hard to make up the gap to master advanced level study of these subjects.

Politics and International Relations
LL.M. International Human Rights

Are you looking for a thorough knowledge of human rights in order to support your career plans? This specialist postgraduate degree is particularly relevant for those who are looking for higher-level roles within the legal profession, human rights organisations or international campaigning groups.

LL.M. International Economic Law, Justice and Development

The International Economic Law, Justice and Development programme from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is particularly well suited to (current and aspiring) lawyers and non-lawyers within non-governmental organisations, government departments and in-house corporate social responsibility departments, who wish to critically reflect on their role as practitioners.

Postgraduate courses
LL.M. Laws

The Master of Laws (LLM Law) course allows students to choose from a wide range of international and English law specialist subjects, including aspects of commercial and international trade law, intellectual property, and international human rights.

Brunel Law School
M.Sc. Citizenship and Human Rights

Are you a professional or volunteer working between state and market with an interest the principles of human rights? This work-based programme offers in-depth views of Globalisation and Migration; Leadership, Equality and Social Responsibility.

Glasgow School for Business and Society
LL.M. International Law

LLM International Law, University of Nottingham This course is for those seeking a broader based qualification, including options involving any aspect of international law, whether public or private.

LL.M. International Human Rights

The LLM International Human Rights examines the impact of international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with particular focus given to the conflict between international standards and national provision.

School of Law
LL.M. International Law (PGDip/ PGCert)

This LLM in International Law (PGDip/ PGCert) from Oxford Brookes University provides a wide choice of subjects and topics, enabling students to tailor the course to their areas of particular interest to facilitate their career aspirations. It is open to both law and non-law graduates.

School of Law
LL.M. Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

This specialism offers a rigorous and practical program of study into the process of civil litigation and alternative forms of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation. The LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution course is offered by City, University of London.

The City Law School
Postgrad.Cert. International Intellectual Property Law

This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical and practical aspects of intellectual property law. The course is suitable for both law graduates and those with backgrounds in the sciences, technology, engineering and the humanities.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
LL.M. Competition Law

Widely respected throughout Europe and beyond, our LLM in Competition Law will challenge and inspire you in equal measure. Leading policy makers, practitioners and academics are attracted to King's throughout the year to address the most challenging questions about the theory and application of competition law and economics.

LL.M. Law, Democracy and Human Welfare: Global Perspectives

Human need and suffering is increasingly the catalyst for local and transnational protest movements. The Law, Democracy and Human Welfare: Global Perspectives programme brings Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics's avowedly critical approach to questions concerning the 'commons', as well as to the political and juridical questions concerning natural resources, water and food.

Postgraduate courses
LL.M. Dispute Resolution

MSc Dispute Resolution is designed for those who want to gain skills in avoiding, managing and resolving disputes in the workplace, and focuses on domestic arbitration in England and Wales.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
LL.M. International Law

The International Law course delivered by The University of Hull provides students the opportunity to study a wide range of contemporary subjects of international importance.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
LL.M. Human Rights

The LLM Programme in Human Rights reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which are of international relevance and which meet the demand for studying contemporary human rights issues at an advanced level.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice

This Masters programme aims to enable students to develop strong practical and theoretical understandings of human rights law, politics and philosophy at domestic, regional and international levels.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Master Graduate Diploma International Commercial and Business Law with English for Academic Purposes

This course is for you if you need to improve your English language skills and subject knowledge of international commercial and business law before going on to a Masters course. You improve your language fluency and academic vocabulary, develop your academic skills, and gain experience of western methods of teaching and learning so that you can progress onto a relevant Masters course in our School of Law.

International Academy
LL.M. International Law

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.

School of Social Sciences & Law
LL.M. Business Law / International Business Law

This well established distance learning programme in Business Law / International Business Law from De Montfort University has been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. We are also delighted to now be offering the option to study for the International Business Law LLM.

LL.M. International Energy Law and Policy

Graduates of the LLM in International Energy Law and Policy from the University of Stirling will be well placed to pursue careers in the legal firms, the environmental sector, government, regulatory authorities, international bodies, non-governmental organisations, business, pressure groups and charities.

LL.M. International Law

The LLM in International Law offers a range of courses covering both public and private international law. It enables students to undertake advanced legal research and writing in this field and educates students in the analysis of international treaties and case law with an international law dimension.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
Postgrad.Dip. Law / Common Professional Examination - GDL/CPE

The PGDL is an ideal stepping stone into either a full-time law career or advanced legal study. If you do not have an LLB Law degree awarded by a university of England and Wales, completing this course enables you to go on to professional training as a barrister or a solicitor.

School of Law
LL.M. International Human Rights Law

This course offers a detailed analysis of the theory, history and development of human rights, and an examination of the main regional mechanisms of human rights protection. Further, it provides an overview of a variety of contemporary human rights topics, including the examination of major developments and recent tendencies in the field of international human rights protection.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. International Law, Ethics and Politics

This programme introduces students to the issues at the intersection of International law, particularly International Law and European law; ethics; and international politics. The course covers the application of these areas to problems such as poverty reduction; international trade; war and terrorism; climate change; and democracy. Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Birmingham Law School
LL.M. Employment Law and Practice

The Employment Law and Practice programme from De Montfort University is specifically designed for professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations, and is particularly suitable for lawyers, HR professionals, company secretaries, owner-managers and those with HR responsibilities.

Business and Law
M.Sc. International Criminal Justice (Distance Learning)

This distance learning degree will develop your understanding of the internationalisation of criminal justice and the importance of comparative perspectives, for an informed broad-based understanding of international criminal justice in the contemporary context.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
LL.M. Rights, Gender and International Law

The Aberystwyth LLM in Rights, Gender and International Law offers you the opportunity to undertake critical study of two important fields - international law and human rights law - through the lens of gender. In this LLM you will study the legal history of these fascinating areas alongside the latest developments in this constantly-developing legal area. Your study will include topics such as equality legislation, implementation and regulation at the international level, as well as the place of gender within wider human rights law.

Department of International Politics
M.Sc. International Finance with Law

This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics, finance or law and want to specialise your knowledge further or develop more diverse academic knowledge.

M.Sc. Global Crime, Justice and Security

This Global Crime, Justice and Security Masters degree at Liverpool John Moores University is based on internationally recognised research and is delivered by its expert authors. You will extend your knowledge of issues of global crime, justice and security within an international legal context through the study of a selection of specialist areas of law and policy.

M.A. Legal Studies (General Programme)

The MA in International and Comparative Legal Studies allows students to create their own programme structure, choosing courses from a range covering comparative regional law, trade law, law and development, commercial law (including copyright and patent law), human rights, environmental law, Islamic law, dispute resolution, and international law.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
LL.M. International Law

International Law is no longer simply a matter for diplomats and international organisations but it is impacting increasingly on the lives of ordinary citizens. Organisations now have to consider the wider issues of international law whether in the context of international human rights and conflict resolution, the environment, or in a business and commercial environment. University of Southampton offers the International Law program.

LL.M. International Law and Criminology of Armed Conflict

The Aberystwyth LLM course in International Law & Criminology of Armed Conflict is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of human rights law with a particular focus on armed conflict and criminology. Upon completion of the LLM International Law & Criminology of Armed Conflict, you will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of basic law and criminological theory, as well as the ability to apply your learning to practical problems and authentic case studies. This pairing of theory and application will give you an impressive degree of expertise in this critical area of international law.

Department of Law and Criminology
LL.M. Human Rights Law

This programme offers graduates in law and related disciplines, or those with relevant professional qualifications, the opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of human rights law at UK, European and international levels.

M.A. Applied Human Rights

The MA focuses on the use of rights discourse and tools within the human rights mainstream and in a range of related fields (development, humanitarianism, conflict transformation, the environment, public health etc.). As such, it is designed for practitioners and would-be practitioners across this spectrum who wish to engage with applied human rights.

LL.M. International Commercial Law

Enhance your career in commercial law with a degree awarded by the University of Northampton, delivered by RITE Online Academy. In the era of globalisation and the growth of transnational corporations, the study of International Commercial Law is particularly relevant.

LL.M. Master of Laws

The LLM programme is a respected academic qualification recognised throughout the world and across key legal disciplines. It focuses on our particular areas of expertise and offers a choice of eight specialist pathways or a general LLM qualification.

LL.M. Law

Our LLM in Law provides a challenging legal education. It is flexible and allows you to explore your own interests whilst developing an advanced knowledge of the principles of law.

Newcastle Law School
LL.M. International Law

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take four full courses (or their equivalent in half courses) the assessment of one of which will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation.

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
LL.M. Comparative and European Private International Law

The Joint LLM Comparative and European Private International Law programme aims to provide advanced instruction in key aspects of contemporary private international law, from comparative and European prospective, that are of particular contemporary relevance and which will benefit and interest students coming from a wide range of legal traditions.

School of Law
LL.M. International Law (LLM)

This programme is designed to equip students with a general yet comprehensive education in a range of areas within International Law. The course will enable students to master the basic principles of the discipline and explore advanced level theories, as well as understand the many traditional and contemporary challenges in International Law. They will have a wide range of International Law options to choose from, and may therefore acquire broad as opposed to specialised knowledge.

School of Law
LL.M. International Law

International Law regulates almost every aspect of state law and practice, whether in business, human rights or the environment, and also regulates the relationship between different states and governments. This course is offered by Coventry University.

Faculty of Business and Law
LL.M. International Law

Our LLM in International Law focuses on the issues facing today's international lawyers. You will study the complex and dynamic nature of the international legal system and its role in foreign affairs.

Newcastle Law School
LL.M. International Law

In a competitive job market a Master’s Degree can help you stand out from the crowd. Studying for an LLM will enable you to engage in deeper study and engage in critical discourse in the legal subject area. This course is ideal for those who want to work for international organisations, NGOs and governments.Graduates have included lawyers and civil servants from countries such as the Gambia, Kazakhstan and the UAE.

LL.M. International Commercial Law

Commercial law in a fast paced globalised economy presents both challenges and opportunities. Expert lawyers are needed to meet challenges and seek opportunities, particularly when giving advice that can have considerable financial consequences.

Cardiff Law School
LL.M. Law (Specialism International Law) LLM, PDip

The Law (Specialism International Law) LLM, PDip programme from University of Kent is taught primarily by examining current international events and the theoretical bases of international law. It is particularly suited to those involved with, or who are hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments.

Kent Law School
LL.M. International Law

The LLM International Law programme is ideal for law graduates or those with relevant professional experience who wish to build on existing knowledge and develop specialist expertise in international law. This programme aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the law in relation to key international subjects. You are encouraged to consider the role of the law in international affairs and to develop a critical understanding of how the law affects all aspects of international activity, from trade and prosecuting crimes, to the use of force in international relations, human rights and protecting the environment. You will examine the role and relationships of international organisations and institutions such as the UN, EU and the International Court of Justice. Programme content is informed by the latest debates and developments in international law and practitioners engage students in real-world cases and dilemmas.

LL.M. International Economic Law (Intensive)

This innovative LLM enables you to tailor your studies to your professional and research interests. You choose 1 out of 2 critical pathways, electing to combine the study of international economic law with either finance and global markets or with justice and development. Both pathways draw on cutting-edge critical research to examine contemporary issues and problems.

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Human Rights & International Politics (MSc/PgDip)

This programme offers a thorough academic analysis of one of the most salient and pressing issues in the contemporary world: the place of individual human rights in a system of international relations in which states’ rights have traditionally been paramount.

School of Social and Political Sciences
LL.M. Law / International Law

Improve your career prospects and equip yourself with the skills and practical experience that businesses are looking for with a Master of Laws (LLM) in Law / International Law from De Montfort University.

Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway: Law

Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) is an Associate College of Anglia Ruskin University providing an excellent opportunity to enter UK higher education. CRIC is designed to deliver educational pathways and support services in an environment that encourages students to achieve excellence in their studies.

Cambridge Ruskin International College
LL.M. International Law and International Relations

The International Law and International Relations postgraduate programme conducted jointly by the School of Law and the School of Social Science provides an advanced understanding of International Law and International Relations and how their interaction impacts upon international politics.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
LL.M. International Economic Law

Are you looking to gain a theoretical and practical introduction to the main legal issues arising from the globalisation of the world economy? This course focuses specifically on the interplay between international and national regulatory frameworks, through attention to macro-level regulation and micro-level ventures, contracts and transactions.