LLM in Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs
In recent years, key global issues have raised the profile of international
affairs substantially. Lawyers are increasingly required to understand both
the law and political issues which influence how States and other
international actors behave.
Our LLM (Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs) will help you
build the necessary level of expertise to succeed in the fast-growing world
of international affairs, in a stimulating and challenging environment.
The LLM in Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs is a participating Masters course for The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships scheme.
- a varied programme that draws students from all over the world
- the ability to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of
international affairs of particular interest to you
- the only programme in the UK to offer tuition from established experts
in both international law and international relations
- an international perspective, with emphasis on international
conventions as well as political reality
- innovative and unique modules, from the traditional to those at the
cutting edge of recent developments
- flexibility and choice from a wide range of modules
- an extremely friendly and approachable teaching team
Human Rights and Global Justice and International Affairs: Legal and Political Aspects; or either Human Rights and Global Justice or International Affairs: Legal and Political Aspects and one of either International Humanitarian Law or International Law and the Use of Force.
Two from the compulsory list or any of the following:
- Human Rights, Health and Disability
- Human Rights: National And International Legal Contexts
- Law of the Sea
Or any of the modules listed in any other LLM programme or from a combination of LLM programmes or from the Department of Politics and International Relations, subject to availability.
Please note that modules are likely to change from time to time.
Full-time: over one year or Part-time: over two years
Stage 1: You will study four modules, two of which are complusory (see above). The others may be chosen from our wide range of available modules or from those available in the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics. You will also take a course on postgraduate research skills. Stage 2: You complete a 15,000 word dissertation with staff supervision and submit it in September in the full-time mode, December in the second year of study in the part-time mode).
Most modules are assessed by an essay of 5,000 words, or other approved methods.
Usually late September
Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages.
To find out more please see LLM Programme