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

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £8,000
International students
Full time: EU £8,000 Non EU £17,900
Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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