University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Public International Law

This course is designed for those candidates who seek the qualification of a general public international lawyer, but with a range of specialist interests (as in environmental protection, or World trade or humanitarian warfare or human rights). The course not only allows candidates to develop a grounding in the techniques of argument and interpretation of international law with special reference to its sources (such as treaties and custom) but also to acquire some expertise in how these elements are put to the test in very different contexts (compare for example, the notion of the international law of development, which enjoys a more recent history of legal intervention, with the international regulation of the sue of force, whose history is often traced back to the 1907 Hague Convention Respecting the Limitation of the Employment of Force for the Recovery of Contract Debts). The course seeks to produce a well-rounded, or general, international lawyer who is sufficiently equipped in the basic methodologies of the discipline but who, at the same time, has a general awareness of the various sub-realms of public international law applied therein.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Course modules

Optional modules: an uncensored history of international law; biodiversity and international law; business and human rights law; detention and imprisonment in the international criminal justice system; economic and social rights; the European convention on human rights; general themes and principles of international environmental law governance of the European Union (EU); international and comparative penal law and human rights; international criminal evidence; international criminal law; international financial and monetary law; international human rights law; international humanitarian law; international investment law; international law of the sea; international law of transboundary pollution; international law of treaties; international law on the use of force; law, development and the international community; mental disability and international human rights; minorities and international human rights; principles of public international law; the protection of refugees and displaced persons in international law; public procurement in EU and international trade law; regional human rights law; religion and international human rights; United Nations law; the World trading system.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

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