Taught course

Public International Law

University of Aberdeen · School of Law

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 programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of public international law while also discussing recent trends and current developments in this area of law.

Participants obtain skills that enable them to:

  • analyse and interpret legal sources, cases and literature related to public international law;
  • research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions;
  • clearly present their findings both orally and in writing;
  • apply this advanced academic knowledge in public international law in a professional context.

The programme is designed for law graduates or professionals in possession of a full law degree or who hold an equivalent degree and/or have sufficient professional experience in the field. It caters for those already working in, or pursuing a career in governmental institutions, international organisations, international non-governmental organisations, international legal firms, or as international legal consultants. The programme may also serve to engage in an academic career and prepare a PhD.

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 or 36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer
+44 (0)1224 274260