Taught course

International Law and International Relations

University of East London · School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a good honours degree in law, economics, international relations or the social sciences.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM International Law and International Relations offers students the opportunity to engage with the role of law in international affairs. The inter-relations between international law and international relations have become increasingly intense in the decade since September 2001 as both legal and political responses to threats to international peace and security have been coordinated through the United Nations and regional organizations. This programme provides students with a high quality education in both international law and international relations. It places great emphasis on the inter-relations of both disciplines on issues such as international and regional organizations, regulation of the use of force, terrorism, the protection of the environment, racial and gender equality, national identity, globalization, international human rights, postcolonialism and conflict resolution. Specialist studies in areas such the ecology, the Middle East and Islam will be available.

LLM International and International Relations at UEL
The areas of International law and International relations have been developed by specialists in their field who have published widely including books on the modern state, international environment, international law after September 11 2001, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the African Human Rights system, Islam, Human Rights and Land law. The teaching team comprises of staff who acted as consultants to international organizations and held visiting professor positions in the Middle East, Africa and South and South East Asia.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English or who have not studied to first degree level in English, they will require IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

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


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

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