University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Public International Law

The course is structured around a set of 4 compulsory subjects and a wide variety of optional course units. After taking course units on the core and foundational subjects of international law, you will be able to choose between many optional units in the second semester. Optional units comprise classical subjects (e.g. international courts and tribunals, human rights, law of armed conflicts, international criminal law, WTO Law) as well as unique subjects such as legal theory and global governance, law and ethics in war and warfare, argumentation before courts, security of investment and transactions, democratic transformation). You will be allowed to customize the curriculum according to your career ambitions, needs and areas of interest.

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in law. Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following English language qualifications: IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other sub categories; TOEFL (Internet-Based Test): minimum overall score of 100, with 25 in Writing and 22 in all other sub categories; Cambridge Proficiency: minimum grade of C; Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by standard methods - either one unseen written examination, or one coursework essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 12 months
LLM Part-time - 27 months

Campus details

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Key information

School of Law
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+44 (0)161 306 1270