Lancaster University

Lancaster University

International Law

This programme introduces you to the structure of the international legal system, its relationship with national law, the sources and subjects of international law, and the law�s application to contemporary situations such as the environment, territory and the use of force. The taught modules give you a broad range of options for the study of different aspects of international law, allowing you to create a programme that matches your interests. This scheme offers 2 optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration: Studying 5 modules with a 20,000-word dissertation; studying 6 modules with a 15,000-word dissertation.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate discipline. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: International law; dissertation. Optional modules may include: International human rights; law of international organisations and institutions; international criminal law; international terrorism and the law; international environmental law; rights of peoples; the right to adequate food as a human right; law and global health; transitional justice; international business law and institutions; corporations in international business law; international family law; environmental law; gender, sexualities and human rights; European union law; independent research module

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
LLM Part-time £ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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