Entry requirements

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 are accepted. For LLB graduates and those with a related degree, a minimum of a 2(ii) degree from an approved University is normally required. 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

This programme is designed to equip students with a general yet comprehensive education in a range of areas within International Law.
Compulsory modules: legal research methods; public international law; dissertation on any topic within international law.
Optional modules (choose 4): international criminal law; international human rights law; children's rights in domestic and international law; european human rights law; EU internal markets law; competition law; global trade law; comparative corporate governance; international banking law; international commercial arbitration; intellectual property law; international law of armed conflict; dealing with the legacies of the past. Part 1: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. Part 2: the dissertation is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September, on successful completion of part 1.

Information for international students

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 / Internet-Based TOEFL / IBT: 85.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Debbie Pritchard
+44 (0)1248 383023