Taught course

International Law and Development

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM International Law and Development provides an opportunity for any student interested in the issues faced by developing states in the international order to obtain in depth knowledge of the field. The course offers a series of specialist modules that cover the most critical issues in the area. A specialised module on Law, Development and the International Community forms the basis of some of the key questions that need to be asked in relation to the position of developing states, such as human rights, environmental law, or international commercial law.

The variety of courses provided as well as the quality of the teaching make the LLM International Law and Development offered in Nottingham a particularly rich and complete learning experience. The expertise of the academic team reflects the high standards of teaching in the key areas studied in the course: Dr Cloatre has significant experience of empirical research in developing states, and currently researches and publishes on issues surrounding health, the environment and development; Dr LaChimia’s expertise relates to aid regulation, and she has acted as consultant for the European Commission and Action Aid on this matter; Professor Footer co-author of Governance, development and globalization : a tribute to Lawrence Tshuma (2000), has in depth knowledge and experience of law and economic development, and worked for several years at the International Development Law Organization ; Professor O’Flaherty, editor of. The human rights field operation: law, theory and practice(2006), has led extensive research on human rights in practice; Peter Davies and Michael Bowman, co-editor of International Law and the Conservation of Biological Diversity (1996) have researched and taught on environmental issues ranging from climate change to biodiversity protection.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Law web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559