Taught course

International Law LLM

University of Huddersfield · University of Huddersfield Law School

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • A good Honours degree in Law, a related degree or equivalent.
  • If your first degree is not in Law you will be required to take the Introduction to Law module.
  • If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component is required. Students with a score of 5.5 may enrol after successful completion of the University’s pre-sessional course.

Months of entry


Course content

In a competitive job market, a Master’s Degree can help you stand out from the crowd. Studying for the International Law LLM will enable you to engage in deeper study and engage in critical discourse in the legal subject area. This course is ideal for those who want to work for international organisations, NGOs and governments.

The course includes modules on Public and Private International Law, Legal Research Methods, and a dissertation module. There are also several optional modules, such as Global Intellectual Property Rights, International Criminal Law, and the Law and Practice of International Trade.

You will receive a structured induction programme preparing you for the demands of the course. Methods of teaching, learning and assessment are designed to enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required by the course. This reflects both the varying nature of the material studied and your different learning styles and strengths. You will be required to complete a dissertation on a subject of your choice and are assigned a dissertation supervisor.

Graduates include lawyers and civil servants in countries such as the Gambia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakhstan and the UAE. Examples of dissertations submitted by students in this area include; ‘A critical appraisal of the international legal framework for nuclear disarmament’, ‘The principles of sovereignty and national self-determination in international law’, ‘The doctrine of self-defence under the UN Charter and under customary international law’, as well as topics relating to international criminal law.

The course also provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue PhDs

Fees and funding

In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

The Business School (M167/M181)
+44 (0)1484 472956