Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs (LLM)
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
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.
- 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
Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the selection of Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs modules. Their other modules may be drawn from the modules listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University.
Depending on the programme and the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.
- International Affairs: Legal and Political Aspects
- Human Rights and Global Justice
- International Humanitarian Law
For more course and module information, please see the LLM Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs page on the Law School website.
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered.
In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification.
Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages.
Tuition Fees 2016/17
Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.
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Next intake: September each year
Name: Admissions Team LLM Governance & Devolution, Legal & political Aspects of International Affairs, European Legal Studies
Telephone: +44 (0)2920 875406