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International Law and Strategic Studies LLM

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

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International Law and Strategic Studies provide you with two very useful skill sets to not only identifiy trading risks and other types of risks that exist when determining business or other transactions but also be able to decide the best course of legal action to deal with scenarios that present internationally.

Drawing on the expertise of staff from the two Schools, this innovative programme combines Strategic Studies courses in the theory and practice of the use of force by international and transnational actors to achieve political and security objectives, with International Law courses allowing a focused appreciation of the legal considerations which frame much of contemporary conflicts.You have the opportunity to develop key skills regarding critical legal and strategic analysis of current security issues through coursework and the completion of a Masters thesis in International Law.

Courses include: Strategic Theory, Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship, International Law A Time of Challenge, International Humanitarian Law, The use of Force in International Law, International Human Rights Law, Latin America Security Conditions and Challenges, Global Security Issues and your Dissertation. Some courses are optional


Industry Links and Careers

You can go into legal careers within international consultancies or you can choose to work in industry, government policy, international trade at strategic level, or foreign departments.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Law has been taught at Aberdeen since the Middle Ages and the Law School is now ranked 10th in the UK
  • 98% of students felt that their LLM had added value to their career prospects and 97% would recommend their programme to others

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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full time
12 months
part time
24 or 36 months

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