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. We also consider applications from politics, international relations, European studies or war studies graduates.

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

This is an innovative programme that focuses on the role and relevance of international law in a rapidly changing global security environment. It reflects the breadth of contemporary international security issues, addressing issues as diverse as terrorism, armed conflicts and transnational organised crime.

Why this programme

  • If you want to increase your horizons to an international platform, look beyond domestic legal orders and learn about global security issues, this LLM is ideal for you.
  • You will be taught by an excellent team that truly understands international issues, with staff drawn from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Greece and Uzbekistan.
  • You will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as security consultant or practitioner with governments, international organizations and NGOs.
  • The programme includes optional participation in a student trip to Geneva.
  • 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.
  • The programme is based on small-group, seminar-style teaching by experts in the field. The programme is complemented by guest speaker events and research workshops, allowing students to get involved with leading academics from outside Glasgow.

Programme Structure

You are required to take one core course and three optional courses, as well as to submit a dissertation. Courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and project work.

Core course

  • International law and international security.

Optional courses may include

  • Advanced introduction to international criminal law
  • Advanced introduction to the law of the United Nations
  • International and European human rights law
  • International courts and tribunals
  • International law and international economic governance
  • International security and international relations
  • The laws of armed conflict.

Career prospects

There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international law and security. You will be well placed for roles in international institutions, government departments (ministries of foreign affairs, defence, justice, home affairs, and development), non-governmental organisations and law firms.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

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

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Robin Geiss
Email
Robin.Geiss@glasgow.ac.uk