Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

International Law

This course provides students with an opportunity to examine aspects of the international legal regime. The international law and institutions module examines the key legal principles and rules which underpin the international legal system. The course is designed for students with an interest in international law, who wish to develop a contextual and critical understanding of key issues, relating to the contemporary international legal regime. The flexible structure of the programme allows students to tailor their studies to include topics that particularly interest them, such as world trade, human rights or the environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a law Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. Candidates who have successfully completed the common professional examination (CPE) are also considered for admission onto the course. Non law graduates are also considered for admission if they have relevant experience or if they have a degree in a related area of study such as business, politics or international relations. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need to demonstrate their English language proficiency with either a minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) or a TOEFL score of at least 600 (written) or 250 (computer) scale.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate phase, 2 of the 4 modules studied are compulsory, as detailed below: research methods; international law and institutions. In addition to these modules, the students have to select 2 optional modules from: globalisation and the law; international environmental law; international human rights law. Postgraduate Diploma phase, students must select 4 option modules from: corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; women and children: perspectives on violence and exploitation; natural resources law; international humanitarian law; international employment law; world trade organisation law; European environmental law and policy. Also 1 option, not listed above, offered on any of the other LLM courses; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Taught modules on the course are assessed through a combination of written coursework assignments and oral presentations. The culmination of the course is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words that constitutes an original contribution to the corpus of legal knowledge within an area of international law.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Module (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Module (England) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,750 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,150 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 896 per Credit (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 429 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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