Taught course

International Law and Global Governance

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law or a relevant social science.

Months of entry

September

Course content

International law and global governance provides the opportunity to engage with a dynamic and responsive approach to contemporary global problems through law and legal institutions. It examines areas such as the use of force, climate change, global migration, the role of judicial settlement and the right to development, which each raise urgent questions as to the effectiveness of current governance and regulatory regimes.

International law is increasingly a matter of concern for a wide range of stakeholders, whether public or private bodies and at international, national and local levels. Given contemporary and future global challenges – for example, protecting human rights and security and the conservation of resources – the significance of global governance is growing in a multipolar world.

Together with international scholars and students, we will critically examine and apply the policies, theories, principles, and rules of international law, to novel problems, real-world and hypothetical scenarios, and consider the impact of legal and political institutions such as the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice.

This programme will enhance your understanding and challenge preconceptions of the complex legal and political nature of international law-making and governance and explore the often competing concepts that infuse the subject of international law.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
pglaw@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 7573