Taught course

International Law

Institution
Keele University · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

You should have 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

September

Course content

International law is an increasingly important field of study and practice. Never before has international law taken such a central position in public debates. This LLM is designed for those who seek to develop recognised expertise in the main areas of international law.

International law is an increasingly important field of study and practice. Never before has international law taken such a central position in public debates. The regulation of financial markets, environmental protection, the management of migrations or the prosecution of war criminals are all areas in which international law plays a central role.

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

This LLM is designed for those who seek to develop recognised expertise in the main areas of international law. As well as providing knowledge of international law’s fundamental rules, theories and institutions, the LLM offers an opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in specialised subjects and to critically engage with a range of contemporary themes and controversial areas, including peace and security, environmental protection, human rights or trade and investment.

The Keele LLM in International Law offers:

  • Flexibility: you can tailor your degree according to your needs and preferences. Depending on your choice of elective modules, you can graduate with any one of the following degrees: LLM in International Law; LLM in International Law and Politics; LLM in International Law and Human Rights; LLM in International Law and the environment; LLM in International Law and Business.
  • Interdisciplinarity: you can choose from a wide range of electives offered not only within the Law School, but also within the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE) and the Keele Business School (KBS).
  • Skills: you can study modern languages – including key UN languages – as part of your degree. Keele currently offers courses in: Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Professional opportunities: you have the possibility to do work placements as part of your degree, with any one of our partner institutions (UN agencies, international tribunals, non-governmental organisations, law firms, etc. – places are limited).

Information for international students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a qualification in English language. The minimum score for entry to the LLM is academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 91). Students who have taken one of the English language qualifications but did not achieve the required grade may be admitted to the programme provided that they study on a pre-sessional English Language course before they start their degree studies.

Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.

View more information about the Postgraduate English Language Requirements at Keele.

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
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Mario Prost
Email
m.prost@keele.ac.uk