Taught course

International Law

Keele University · School of Law

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Entry requirements

The LLM in International Law is open to graduates with a first or second class honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in Law or a related discipline. Applications are welcome from current legal practitioners or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

International law does not only affect the behaviour of states and intergovernmental institutions. Neither is it simply a discipline of diplomats, academics and philosophers. International law today dominates the activity of transnational corporations, NGOs and individuals, from footballers to victims of human rights violations. As a result, governments, international institutions, NGOs, businesses and law firms are increasingly looking for individuals capable of dealing with complex issues of transnational law.

The aims of the LLM in International Law are to:

  • Provide students with a practical and theoretical understanding of the role, nature and functioning of international law.
  • Encourage students to develop a critical awareness of the social, historical and political contexts in which international law operates.
  • Provide a degree of specialisation in areas of international law of professional or intellectual interest to students.
  • Develop students’ research skills in the context of supervised research on an agreed topic in public international law and encourage the production of original and creative scholarship.
  • Encourage students to develop critical, analytical and problem-solving skills which can be applied to a wide range of legal and non-legal contexts.
  • Provide a strong educational foundation that enhances a student’s prospects of professional, commercial or academic employment.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Mario Prost