Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English. We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0. Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law. How do we make our decision? In reaching our selection decisions we will take account of: Academic performance, Reasons for choice of courses / career, Evidence of intellectual ability, References, Relevant work experience / activity Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London, offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Specialist LLM in Public International Law concentrates on the development of a thorough and critical understanding of Public International Law.
The last decade or so has seen tremendous challenges for international law. This masters programme gives you the opportunity to trace and evaluate some of these developments and shifts in the law.
A well-qualified and competent international law specialist is always highly regarded by international law practices, international organisations and public bodies.
The City LLM in Public International Law takes a contemporary approach to the study of international law; you may choose from an extensive list of electives including the law of treaties, human rights, economic law, law of the sea and others.
All electives adopt a curriculum that is cutting edge in its theoretical approach and a skill based methodology to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in the subject in the best manner possible.
Why the City LLM in Public International Law? : Be taught by serious thinkers in the field of international law, Learn in small classes of between 6 and 30 students, Benefit from the School's internship, placement, job experience and international summer school opportunities, Benefit from lecturers that have written respected texts and research papers in the areas you are studying, Study in London, an international melting pot, at a School with a pedigree for high quality legal education
You can also explore the Master of Laws that allows you to combine public international law-related modules with any other modules of your choice.

Course Content
The course aims to enhance students' ability to analyse, interpret and criticise the laws, rules, policies and practices that underpin PIL. You will also have the opportunity to take part in mooting, practitioner workshops and an introduction to practising lawyers.

The LLM team has considerable experience of professional training for lawyers and, between them, many years in practice. This unique mix of practice and teaching experience is fully utilised on the LLM course for your benefit.
There are ten two-hour seminars for each course. One of the core values of the LLM is that we try and provide a strong level of support to our students and this means that we keep our classes small. All our classes run on the basis of a minimum of five students and a maximum of 30, which provides you with a positive and interactive learning environment to study in.

The LLM in Public International Law provides a good academic grounding in this increasingly important area of legal practice. On completing the LLM students will be well placed to obtain employment with governmental and non-governmental agencies, commercial law firms, NGOs and in house legal departments of multinational corporations with concerns about corporate responsibility at an international level. Overseas students who are seeking employment with their foreign and development offices in their home country will benefit from the programme. The course will also assist British students seeking to practice in international law either at the Bar or as solicitors.

Why the City LLM?
- Opportunity to study a rich range of cutting edge subjects in Public International Law
- Obtain specialist knowledge from acknowledged experts in the field of Public International Law
- Gain transferable skills by taking part in mooting, workshops, networking events and pro bono activities organised by the School
- Enhance your career prospects with an internationally recognised postgraduate degree
- Benefit from the School's international and national partnerships, indlucing the opportunity to unertake an internship

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required: IELTS: 7 or above TOEFL (internet based): 107 or above

Fees and funding

•Full-time EU: £10,000
•Full-time Non EU: £15,000
Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

The City Law School
+44 (0)20 7404 5787