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International Law and Governance

An important objective of the LLM in International Law and Governance programme is to provide you with skills that will enable you to thoroughly analyse and interpret legal sources, literature, and cases, and to research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions. You will also learn to clearly present your findings both orally and in writing to international legal specialists, to participate actively in academic debate, and to apply this advanced academic knowledge in public international law in a professional context. The LLM in International Law and Governance will provide you with an excellent foundation to pursue an international law career, whether it be in legal practice, employment in international institutions, or employment in non-governmental organisations. What is more, the LLM qualification will be an excellent vehicle for the further development of research skills and as such also offers entry into further postgraduate study and, in particular, doctoral research.

Course modules

Core modules: Fundamental Issues in International Legal Governance, Applied Research Methods in Law, Dissertation. Optional modules: Please note: not all modules necessarily run every year, and we regularly introduce new modules. Advanced Issues in International Economic Law, International Co-operation in Criminal Matters, Corporations in an EU Context, Introduction to Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions, International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law, International Sales Law, Advanced Issues of Intellectual Property Law, EU Competition Law, Law of Oil and Gas Contracts, Commercial Fraud, Introduction to EU Law, Current Issues in Company Law, Advanced Law of Obligations, Law of the WTO, Takeover Regulation in the EU.

Assessment methods

All students must produce a dissertation of between 10,000 and 20,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

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Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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