Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

International Law

This degree is for students who wish to specialise in public international law; it offers advanced courses in a range of specialist subjects, as well as foundation courses in the fundamentals of the international legal system and international relations. By the end of this programme, students should have acquired a more sophisticated understanding of the international legal system, international law-making processes, the diverse functions of international law in contemporary society, differing approaches to the subject, and a greater familiarity with research materials and methods.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in law or its equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Fundamental issues in international law; international environmental law; international criminal law; international and European human rights law; world trade organization law; international commercial arbitration; international law of the sea ; inter-state conflict and humanitarian law; diplomatic law; human rights and conflict resolution *history and theory of international law; international climate change law; international investment law.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 4,825 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0131 650 2022