Taught course

International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law

Bangor University · Bangor Law School

Entry requirements

We accept applications from graduates of LLB (Single and Joint Honours) and related subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Banking and Management Studies, Politics, International Relations and the Social Sciences. For LLB graduates and those with a related degree, we normally require a minimum of a 2(ii) degree from an approved University. Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis for students with degrees in other subjects. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Passionate about human rights and global issues and wanting to go on and develop your careers as lawyers on the international stage?

Within the LLM International Human Rights and International Criminal Law, our world-leading expertise across human rights, international criminal law, public international law, are brought together to help students hone their knowledge and passion, providing a unique specialism in the fields of human rights and the adjudication of international criminal and humanitarian law and international climate change and environmental law at the global level of application.

Why choose Bangor to study this LLM course?

  • Exciting range of modules that examine contemporary and global issues of concern, including International Human Rights Law, International Climate Change Law and Policy, International Law of the Sea, and Business and Human Rights.
  • The law staff at Bangor are active academic lawyers engaged in a wide range of exciting research. This research, which investigates matters of concern and importance in our global society, informs and enriches their teaching and interactions with students.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to find meaningful employment where you can make a difference, be this as a activist, journalist, campaigner or policy officer working for non-governmental organisations, governments or international bodies such as the UN.
  • Dedicated Law Library on campus which houses specialist collections, law reports, journals, and specialist Master's level monographs and texts.
  • A replica courtroom on campus, with state-of-the-art specialist audio-visual equipment (for facilitating personal reflective development, as well as international moot court competitions remotely, via video link).

Information for international students

We have many years’ experience of making offers of entry based on qualifications awarded worldwide and we welcome applications from international students. Entry will require a qualification deemed to be equivalent in level to the UK bachelor degree. For further advice and guidance about your qualification, please contact the International Admissions Officer.

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:

  • IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01248 351151