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Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs (LLM)

1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Description

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.

Special Features

Course Structure

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.

Modules

Compulsory modules

For more course and module information, please see the LLM Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs page on the Law School website.

Entry Requirements

Usually equivalent to a second class degree in law.

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.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £6,500 £15,000
Part-time £3,250 £7,500
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.
Notes

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Admissions Team LLM Governance & Devolution, Legal & political Aspects of International Affairs, European Legal Studies  

Telephone: +44 (0)2920 875406 

Fax:  

Email: lawpladmissions@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: http://www.law.cf.ac.uk//

More information

Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published by July 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.

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