Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course. They should be used as a general guide.

  • You must have obtained a good honours law degree at 2:2 or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland institution. Non-law honours degrees will be considered on an individual basis.

  • Applicants without a UK or Republic of Ireland degree must hold a qualification in law which is at least equivalent to a good honours law degree at 2:2 or above awarded by a UK university.
  • If you can demonstrate relevant work experience your application will be considered on an individual basis.

  • Prospective students without a degree in law will be required to successfully complete a pre-course module in Legal Systems, Methods and Skills.

  • You must also display strong analytical and written skills and a motivation to study law.

Months of entry


Course content

Our postgraduate course in International Law and Social Justice will expand the knowledge of those wishing to have a specialist working knowledge of the justice, international trade, charity and NGO sectors.

The emphasis of this course is to develop critical thinking and the application of theoretical knowledge on legal practice. Your study will also take a unique view of the law as it relates to health care through the prism of human rights along with modules on corporate crime and justice as well as a deeper exploration of international human rights and the law of international trade.

Experienced lecturers will support you to develop your skills of critical thinking and legal and interdisciplinary discourse and will also feature guest talks. You are encouraged to join extracurricular activities such as mooting, client interviewing and pro bono work to encourage you to develop skills in legal research, problem solving, critical analysis and communication.

You will also have the opportunity for a trip to the European Court of Human Rights and access to Amicus US death penalty training which will support your study of international law and human rights.

Information for international students

For non-native speakers of English
If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in the written test and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.

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

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644