Taught course

International Law

University of East London · School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, international relations, political science, economics, sociology or cultural studies. Degrees in other subjects will be considered

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The aim of the LLM ( International Law ) programme is to provide a critical appreciation of a broad range of issues relating to the theory and practice of international, transnational and comparative legal systems. It aims to promote open discussion and debate, critical analysis, research and development of changing boundaries of international law at the time of globalization. It aims to engender excellent research and writing skills based on stronger foundations in the study of international law. The objective of the program is to promote better understanding of the dynamics of the International Legal Studies through law related frameworks in areas such as international legal theory, institutions, international conflicts, self determination, war crimes, human rights, development, refugees, minority rights and Islam.

The Aims and Objectives of the LLM International Law Programme are to:

  • Develop a critical awareness of the way in which international relations and politics interact with the international legal system.
  • Critically engage with the major theoretical debates on the role of law in the international legal order.
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with at least some of the international legal regimes.
  • Evaluate the international legality of contemporary political events and the ability of law to influence State behaviour.
  • Develop the ability to analyse, articulate and write on the subject, by linking previous or current experience with an academic inquiry, particularly via the dissertation.

The LLM ( International Law ) offers a range of modules. In addition to the core module, Current Issues and Research in International Law, a range of options including International Environmental Law, Globalisation, Islamic Legal Cultures, Islamic Legal Theories, Islam and Human Rights, Feminist Legal Theories, International Human Rights, Law and Development, Law of the World Trade Organisation, International Criminal Law, the Regulation of transnational corporations and Law of Armed conflict are offered.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, an IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent qualification) is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978