Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Why Lancaster?

  • Develop the expertise you need to advance your career in international law
  • Benefit from our strong links to chambers and law firms across the UK, including Magic Circle firms in London
  • Choose from a wide range of optional modules that reflect our diverse range of legal expertise
  • Learn from world-class researchers and be the first to hear about our research into international human rights law, international commercial arbitration and the law of the United Nations
  • Carry out your own research to bring fresh insight into international law

As perspectives shift, we’re seeing significant developments in the way law operates at an international scale and how it can help us address pressing issues like the climate crisis. Be part of the change and specialise in this exciting area of the legal field.

Specialise in international law

Studying this course, you’ll be taught by world-leading experts in this field. Zone in on the rules and customs that govern inter-state relationships as you increase your knowledge and understanding of international law. Examine how the essential elements are used to shape the world we live in while exploring theory and practice.

Thanks to our diverse expertise you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules. What you focus on will depend on your interests – perhaps you want to take a closer look at the United Nations, or maybe you want to understand how terrorism threatens peace, stability and security.

Carry out research with confidence

Research is important for progress in law. You'll learn about their latest research from our expert academics. We'll also make sure you have all the skills you need to carry out your own research and investigate the issues that matter to you. We’ll look at different approaches and designs, as well as discussing ethics.

Your dissertation will focus on an area that is linked to a legal question or your career interests. Whenever you need support, you’ll be able to turn to your supervisor who will guide you through the process and help you confidently carry out your own research from start to finish.

Information for international students

English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Law Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592215