Taught course

Public International Law

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · School of Law
Qualifications
LLMMRes

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Entry requirements

LLM:

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

MRes:

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law.

Additional information

In addition to the other mandatory supporting application documents, applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • two letters of reference, at least one of which must be an academic reference from a staff member who taught you on your most recent course of study (normally your undergraduate degree in Law or a Law-related subject)
  • a research proposal of between 2,000 to 3,000-words. It should identify the question that you will attempt to answer through your research (simply identifying general topic areas or subjects is not sufficient). You should also set out your research methodology (empirical, qualitative, library based etc,) and provide a bibliography of the works that you consulted in formulating your research question.

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Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Public International Law LLM will offer you a unique opportunity to study the role and place of law in international affairs. Questions of international law are an increasingly important part of domestic litigation in almost all jurisdictions.

For the academic year 2020/21, you can start this LLM either in September 2020 or January 2021. An accelerated LLM is also available for January 2021 entry. Part-time is only available for September entry.

  • -Be taught by top class academics with extensive experience in the study and application of international law
  • -Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions
The MRes in Public International Law is a pre-doctoral training programme designed to provide a critical, research-led approach to the study of the governance of the world economy, together with training in the key research skills appropriate for doctoral-level study.
  • -Undertake a suite of substantive modules offered in conjunction with the Public International Law LLM programme
  • -This MRes is an approved pathway for ESRC funding, enabling students to apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover the MRes and a PhD
  • -Successful MRes graduates can apply subsequently for ESRC +3 funding
  • -Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions

Fees and funding

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

School of Law scholarships

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Other sources of funding

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

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
  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Programme changes for 2020 At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages. Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020. There may be some variation in module choices for students joining the accelerated 9 month programme; these will be available very soon.

Course contact details

Name
School of Law
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8223