The International Law programme from SOAS University of London provides a diverse and unique range of courses that interrogate critically the theory and practice of international law and explore cutting edge topics of contemporary significance particularly as they relate to the global south: refugee law and the migrant crisis; climate change and natural resources; the rights of women; gender and armed conflict; international criminal law; the law of armed conflict; multinational enterprises and human rights; sustainable development; and conflict resolution, peace-building and transitional justice.
Why study LLM International Law at SOAS
We are UK Top 20 and World Top 200 for Law (QS World University Rankings 2021). Our research publications have been rated first in the UK - and our School of Law rated sixth in the UK - in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
The LLM in international law adopts an innovative, interdisciplinary, and critical approach to teaching and learning that draws on the wider international community of academics, legal practitioners and NGOs both in London and internationally. The various courses deploy a range of innovative teaching and learning methods including: student-led research conferences, student blogs; meet-the-author book review sessions; film reviews; re-enactments of historic international legal events; international law mooting or pleading; and simulated peace negotiations.
In addition to your chosen courses, as an international law masters student you will join the International Law Master Class. This is a non-assessed course designed to build a research community and nourish your legal research and writing skills, your powers of critical thinking, and your international legal imagination.
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- International laws on the use of force
- The Law of Armed Conflict
- Colonialism, Empire and International Law
- International Criminal Law
- Law and Global Commons
- Israel, Palestine, and International Law
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 360 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in United Kingdom
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We will consider all applications with an undergraduate degree at high 2:2 or above. In addition to degree classification, we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references. While references are optional, they can help build a stronger application profile if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.
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International24750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24750 GBP per year during 12 months.
National14550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14550 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part Time 2 Years:
- UK: £7,275/year
- Overseas: £12,375/year
Part Time 3 Years:
- UK: £4,850/year
- Overseas: £8,250/year
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.