Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in Law, or another related discipline, or equivalent. The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM in International Law offers a range of courses covering both public and private international law. It enables students to undertake advanced legal research and writing in this field and educates students in the analysis of international treaties and case law with an international law dimension.

Find out more about courses

The School has a long tradition of research excellence in International Law. In today’s global context, lawyers are increasingly confronted with cross-border family and commercial interactions and transactions. Indeed, most lawyers have an international aspect to their practice which requires specialist expertise in private international law. There is also a clear demand in national governments, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and relevant research institutes for staff with a clear appreciation of the complex international legal framework which has evolved in modern times in an attempt to manage inter-state relationships.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 or 36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate Programmes Coordinator
+44 (0)1224 274260