Taught course

International Law

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in law or other subject with at least 50% of the credits in law.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme reflects the breadth of contemporary international law, addressing issues as diverse as world trade disputes, United Nations peacekeeping, international human rights litigation, State responsibility and criminal trials before international courts.

Why Glasgow

  • If you want to increase your horizons to an international platform and look beyond domestic legal orders, this LLM is ideal for you.
  • You will be taught by a team that truly understands international issues, with staff drawn from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Greece and Uzbekistan.
  • We offer excellent facilities including our dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.
  • Guest speaker presentations and other extra-curricular events round off the academic programme, and allow you to engage with current debates.

Programme Structure

You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (plus one other) and to submit a dissertation as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching.

Courses

  • Advanced international competition law
  • Advanced introduction to international criminal law
  • Advanced introduction to the law of the United Nations law
  • Foundations of international law (normally compulsory)
  • International and European human rights law
  • International courts and tribunals
  • International trade law
  • International investment law
  • International law and international economic governance
  • International tax law.

Career prospects

There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international law. The days in which international law was treated as an 'extra' are long gone. Lawyers pursuing ambitious careers will now inevitably have to deal with rules of international provenance, in fields as diverse as human rights or investment protection. With an LLM in international law from Glasgow, you will be well placed for roles in law firms, international institutions, government departments and non-governmental organisations.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.5
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 23
    • Listening:23
    • Speaking: 23
    • Writing: 24
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£7700
International students
£17250

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Professor Christian Tams
Email
Christian.Tams@glasgow.ac.uk