LLM International Law

International Law

About LLM International Law

Programme duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time Programme starts: September

LLM International Law at the University of Reading is a dedicated programme concentrating on the in-depth study of international legal doctrine. It aims to equip students with the specialist knowledge and skills they require to succeed as professionals, scholars and leaders in the field of international law.

LLM International Law features a combination of compulsory and optional modules, providing flexibility and allowing you to tailor this programme to meet your own interests and ambitions. Modules on offer cover a broad range of different international law subjects, including public international law, international finance, international human rights, and international humanitarian law.

As well as specific knowledge of international law, this programme will develop your ability to think both analytically and critically and to produce reasoned arguments encompassing policy, existing practice and knowledge at an advanced level. It will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

LLM course content

LLM International Law features compulsory and optional modules spanning a broad range of areas. A total of 180 credits must be completed, with taught modules accounting for 120 credits and a dissertation for the remaining 60 credits.

Compulsory modules

Code

Title

Credits

Level

LWMTDW

Dissertation (International Law)

60

7

LWMTLM

Research methods for LLM Students*

10

7

LWMTRM

Research Methods*

30

7

LWMCPA

Global Architecture of Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management

20

7

LWMIIA

Introduction to International Law **

10

7

* Students must take ONE of these modules

** only compulsory for students who have not previously studied public international law at either UG or PG level

 

Students can study LLM International Law by itself, or can study LLM International Law with Pathways:

PATHWAYS

In addition to the International Law modules above:

To qualify for LLM International Law with Transnational Law

In addition to the modules listed above students must take at least 30 credits from the ist of modules related to Transnational Law, as specified by the School of Law, and a dissertation topic in a field related to International Law and Transnational Law.

The remaining credits will be taken from the list of optional modules from the School of Law or from an approved list of modules from across the University.

To qualify for LLM International Law with Development

In addition to the modules listed above students must take at least 30 credits related to Development from a list of modules in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, as specified by the School of Law, and a dissertation topic in a field related to International Law and Development.

The remaining credits will be taken from the list of optional modules from the School of Law or from an approved list of modules from across the University.

To qualify for LLM International Law with Conflict

In addition to the modules listed above students must take at least 30 credits from the list of modules related to Conflict, as specified by the School of Law, and a dissertation topic in a field related to International Law and Conflict.

The remaining credits will be taken from the list of optional modules from the School of Law or from an approved list of modules from across the University.

 

Optional modules

Optional modules totalling 110 credits must be chosen from within the School.

A note for full-time January entrants: Please note that the Dissertation submission date falls at the end of the Summer, whereas you will study some of your taught modules in the (subsequent) Autumn term. You may wish to bear that in mind when choosing a Dissertation topic.

Staff teaching on this LLM law course

Career prospects

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 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).

Things to do now

  • Apply now
  • Register your interest
  • See entry requirements
  • See our postgraduate taught courses
  • See our research
  • See available scholarships
  • Visit us

LLM law brochure

Commercial Law Brochure

Contact us

law@reading.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 118 378 6568

Fax:+44 (0) 118 378 4543

 

SkypeLogo102x45

us @
reading.law

Follow us...

Twitter Logo 60x60

Join us...

LinkedIn Logo 59x48

Page navigation

See also

  • Studying at Reading
  • Research at the University
  • Life at Reading
  • Money matters

 

Search Form

A-Z lists