Taught course

International Law and International Relations

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

Entry requirements

The LLM in International Law and International Relations is open to students with 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 our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The International Law and International Relations postgraduate programme conducted jointly by the School of Law and the School of Social Science provides an advanced understanding of International Law and International Relations and how their interaction impacts upon international politics. Drawing on the expertise of staff from the two Schools, this innovative programme combines courses in the theory and practice of International Law, International Relations and Human Security, offering a unique interdisciplinary perspective on a range of contemporary issues related to the transformed nature of global governance. Students develop key skills regarding critical legal and political analysis of current international issues through coursework and the completion of a Masters thesis in International Law.

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The degree qualification is attractive to candidates seeking or following a career in government departments, international organisations, international non-governmental organisations, international firms, or as international consultants. The programme may also serve to engage in an academic career and work towards a PhD.

The University of Aberdeen, composed of a wide community of international staff and students and located in a cosmopolitan and friendly Scottish city, offers a stimulating environment for the study of International Law and International Relations.

Students on the programme have the possibility to attend the research seminars of the Law School, the research seminars of the School of Social Science, events organised by the Centre for Sustainable International Development as well as by the Centre for Global Security and Governance. Students can also take part in a language course in the language centre.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 or 36 months

Course contact details

Graduate Programmes Coordinator
+44 (0)1224 274260