The course is open to graduates with a 1st or 2nd Cass Honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in law or a related discipline. Applications are welcome from current legal practitioners or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience. Applicants for whom English is not a 1st language must provide evidence of a qualification in English language. The minimum score for entry to the LLM is academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 91). Students who have taken 1 of the English language qualifications but did not achieve the required grade may be admitted to the programme provided that they study on a pre-sessional English language course before they start their degree studies.
Core 15-credit modules: foundations of international law; introduction to international economic law; advanced international law; and international law and human rights. 60 credits of elective modules: international legal theory; international environmental law; law of the European Union; diplomatic law. human rights electives: equality, discrimination and minorities; human rights in a global market; human rights and global politics; race and justice: civil rights in the US; understanding terrorism and counter-terrorism; international environmental law; environmental ethics; environmental diplomacy; global environmental change and its political consequences; environmental problems and policies in the US; international legal theory; community outreach and socio-legal advocacy; the changing international agenda; diplomatic theory and practice; comparative European politics; the politics of global security; US foreign policy; global business analysis; international business developments; trading in the European union; commercial law; company law; dissertation module (60 credits). Students will have the option of taking up to 30 credits in Language Studies; Arabic; Mandarin; Chinese; French; German; Japanese.
The programme is assessed principally, though not exclusively, through written work. Written work may be in the form of research essays, final examinations, blog discussions or reflective portfolios. Through the essays, students demonstrate their understanding of a particular area of international law (or one of the other taught subjects, i.e. human rights/environment/politics/business) as well as their ability for original thinking and high-level written communication skills. Other written assignments such as blogs and reflective portfolios allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the relevance of international law to current international affairs and their ability to respond to alternative arguments or to reflect on their own learning. The final form of assessment is the dissertation, which is an extended (15,000 - 20,000 words) and in-depth piece of writing that brings together all of the skills that students have learned throughout the programme. As part of the dissertation, students are also required to prepare a dissertation proposal and give an oral presentation (as part of the graduate research workshop).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (England)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 14,280 per Year 1 (International)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||September 2016||GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (EU)||1 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (EU)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|LLM||Part-time||September 2016||GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Keele Campus||Keele||ST5 5BG||West Midlands|