With our LLM International Law join a dynamic and international learning environment, where academic excellence and professional relevance is at the heart of our teaching.
You will be able to choose from a wide selection of modules from the School of Law, the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies and the ICMA Centre, part of the renowned Henley Business School.
Benefit from high-quality teaching and courses supported by expert academic researchers and practitioners, and develop links with employers and take opportunities to gain real-world experience.
The programme is offered under the auspices of global law at Reading, the home of public international law, EU law and human rights law at Reading.
You will have full access to common student spaces at Foxhill House, library access and internet access.
Pathways The school intends to introduce in 2018/19 pathways in international law. Students will have the opportunity to be awarded an LLM in International Law or to specialise by choosing a pathway as per below.
All students undertaking an LLM in International Law will be required to study Introduction to International Law and Global Architecture of Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management, with the remainder of their credits coming from modules relating to international, global, transnational, or EU law. Depending on their choice of pathway, students will be required to study pathway-specific modules and write their dissertation on a related field.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Our students come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.
What will you study?
Introduction to international law
Global architecture of crisis, conflict, and disaster management
International refugee law
Law of armed conflict
The use of military force
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
New UK/EU students: £4,050 year one
New international students: £8,550 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in September 2021. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
International students applying to study this degree may also be eligible to apply for a Chevening Scholarship.
What career can you have?
The skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers. LLM International Law will be an asset for students seeking employment in international courts and tribunals, United Nations agencies, legal practice and advocacy in the international law field, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the public service (in the areas of foreign relations, international development, etc), law reform agencies, the media (journalism and broadcasting) and academia (with further postgraduate study).