University of Sussex

University of Sussex

International Law

This course offers a unique and challenging insight into issues of international law. In the context of world social, political and economic relations, the study of international law ranges from traditional topics such as the use of force and state sovereignty to contemporary challenges posed by environmental degradation, globalisation, international terrorism, armed conflict, and human migration. This course offers a critical and intellectual consideration of international law, while exploring many of the issues responsible for placing the international legal system at the forefront of both global and national concern.

Entry requirements

A 1st or upper 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree in law or a relevant subject (such as international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology) but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

Course modules

Autumn term: advanced research for LLM students; approaches to international law; international law: rights and responsibilities. Spring term: you take 2 options from: climate change law and policy; culture and identity rights; international and transnational offending; international crimes; international environmental law; law of armed conflict; law of international business transactions; law, security and the global public good; women and human rights. The range of options available in any one year may vary. Summer term: supervised research training and work on the LLM dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, unseen examinations, 4000-5000-word essays, and a 15000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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