Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to possess either a 2.1 honours degree in law or social sciences (or non-UK equivalent). In certain circumstances applicants will be accepted onto the various certificate schemes without a degree but with professional or other experience.

Months of entry


Course content

LLM International Law gives you the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of international law as a distinct legal system.

The course offers you the opportunity to pursue particular areas of interest in one of the many areas of the subject. It will help you understand the role that bodies such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation play in the international arena as well as the decisions and advisory opinions of the International Court of Justice ('the World Court').

You will investigate and apply the complex rules of international law to novel problems, real-world and hypothetical scenarios, and critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning international law.

Teaching takes an innovative and often non-traditional approach that analyses the transformation of the international legal system towards a new world order. The modules provide comprehensive guidance and insight into an important and relatively recent body of practice that is transforming the way that international organisations are considered.

For information please contact the School of Law Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The School of Law offers a number of Liberty Scholarships which are awarded based on the students' performance in their undergraduate degree. Find out more.

The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)113 343 7573
+44 (0) 113 343 2452