University of Exeter

University of Exeter

LLM in International Law

  • Specialised Master of Laws programme with the focus on international law
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of public international law and pressing legal challenges in our globalised world
  • Choose from a range of cutting-edge subjects, including global security, cyber operations, modern forms of warfare, and transnational regulatory governance
  • Personal tutor support and close contact with world-class scholarship of our team of experts and their extensive experience of working with governments, international organisations and the armed forces
  • Develop your personal and professional skills through our simulation and other activities to prepare yourself for an international career
  • Small seminar and teaching groups enabling you to fulfil your potential
  • Join our community of students and scholars at one of the research centres and participate in our research seminars and other academic events.

Studying a Master of Laws in International Law offers a rewarding learning experience with opportunities to deepen your understanding of international law, and to improve skills necessary at all levels of professional engagement with contemporary and future challenges of international law.

The Exeter LLM is a rigorous programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by some of the eminent scholars in international law, our LLM in International Law allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional needs, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study.

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required. If you hold a good lower second honours degree or equivalent and practical and/or other relevant experience you may also be admitted in appropriate circumstances.

Applicants without a Law degree

We welcome applications from students with other qualifications or degrees in an area appropriate to the LLM programme. These may include Social Sciences (eg Politics, International Relations, International Studies), Humanities, Accountancy or Business Studies. Please note this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

Course modules

The LLM is available to study over 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. Taught components of the degree are delivered over the first and second terms leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation.

During the programme you will be required to study taught modules and write a dissertation which together will total 180 master level credits. The dissertation, of c.15,000 words, is worth 60 credits and can be written on a topic of your choice, under the supervision of an expert in your chosen field. Students following a specialist pathway must complete their dissertation on a subject relevant to that pathway. Remaining credits are obtained from a combination of taught modules, the majority of which comprise 30 credits and are taught across the first two terms.

More detailed module information can be found on the Exeter Law School site.

Assessment methods

As well as the dissertation, assessment is comprised almost entirely of extended coursework essays, with written examinations in some modules where appropriate.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus EX4 4QJ South West

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