Master the theory and practice of international law, both private and public. Develop advanced analytic and research skills for professional practice or further academic study.
Our LLM International Law will give you a broad and deep exposure to the theory and practical applications of international law broad in subject range, and deep in intellectual engagement.
You will develop your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement, learning to critically apply legal discourse to the question of how transnational commercial, political and social interactions are regulated. From this, you will gain skills to critically appraise how international laws are created and enforced.
All of our modules are designed around small group seminar work with tutors and complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them.
On our core modules, you will be introduced to the themes that underpin the higher level study of international law, and the advanced research skills you will need to succeed at this level. You will also learn the key principles relating to the interlinked fields of private and public international law, and gain an overview of international human rights and criminal law.
Our varied optional modules will allow you to specialise. You can examine the relationships between the media, creative and communication industries and the legal frameworks in which they operate; discover European law and the synergies between this and international law (for example, at the level of the World Trade Organization); or opt for more traditional topics, such as comparative company law or international arbitration.
At the end of the course, our Major Project will allow you to concentrate on the aspect of international law that interests you most, pairing you with an expert supervisor in the area.
Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to call on your own experience, skills and knowledge, and to recognise your preferred learning style, developing new approaches to your work accordingly.
Course Leader: Tom Serby
At Anglia Law School, every effort is made to integrate academic discipline with transferable skills that can be applied to the professional environment. Our LLM International Law will give you the necessary background for international practice and academic research at the highest level, as well as a range of other intellectually demanding roles.
You will develop the professional skills to become an independent researcher in international law, 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.
You will also exercise many transferable skills including criticality, logical argument, analysis of complex legal scenarios and your independent research skills.
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure (pdf).
You will show your progress through a variety of activities, including coursework, presentations (or an individual viva in Comparative Company Law), a mini-moot in Globalisation and World Trade Law, and your final 15,000-word major project.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
On our Cambridge campus you will have access to extensive library facilities, including an online digital library. All our LLM students receive a two-hour session with our dedicated Law School Librarian during Semester One and Semester Two. These sessions are designed as an introduction to research and are carried through in the Research module.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
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