Taught course

Public International Law

Institution
University of Leicester · Faculty of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A good second class degree or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline.

Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This stream of the LLM in Law is the ideal grounding if you wish to work in organisations related to this field. With our innovative course design, this course would suit students without a law background and provide you with an in-depth and critical understanding of public international law. You will be able to tailor the course to suit your needs by choosing from a broad range of subjects including law of armed conflict, law of United Nations, international environmental law, international migration law, international criminal law, human rights and international finance law.

You will develop your ability to think both analytically and critically through our strong emphasis on independent study research. Our seminar-based teaching will focus on discussion and debate and will ensure you have the opportunity to develop your oral presentation skills. You will be assessed primarily through coursework and a final dissertation which will equip you with advanced skills in time management, written communication, planning and self-directed study.

The LLM in Law (Specialism in Public International Law) provides an outstanding foundation for you to further enhance your career in institutions related to public international law or within governmental and non-governmental organisations.

When you apply for this course, you will apply for the Law LLM. Once you have arrived in Leicester, you will be able to specialise in Public International Law through your module choices. Your degree certificate will reflect your chosen specialism.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment65
Dissertation35 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Course Administrator
Email
pglaw@leicester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2370