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.
At SOAS you will not only gain fresh insights into the fundamentals of international law; you will have the opportunity to engage with issues that reflect the research specialisms of our expert teaching staff.
Why study LLM International Law at SOAS
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.
LLM in International Law programme taught by our renowned globally diverse research-active SOAS academics is dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links.
SOAS School of Law is home to the Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law series of seminars and workshops specialising in teaching of human rights law and related areas with particular reference to Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Our Law graduates have found the LLM a vital boost to their work as legal professionals and that this Law Masters is an excellent base for further study towards a research degree such as a PhD leading to an academic career.
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- Gender and the Law of War
- Gender and the Law of Peace
- Israel, Palestine, and International Law
- International laws on the use of force
- International Law
- The Law of Armed Conflict
- Colonialism, Empire and International Law
- Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunal
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 397 other Masters in International Law in United Kingdom
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We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
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International23680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23680 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part Time 2 Years:
- UK: £8,200/year
- Overseas: £11,840/year
Part Time 3 Years:
- UK: £5,460/year
- Overseas: £7,890/year
Part Time 4 Years (LLM only):
- UK: £4,100/year
- Overseas: £5,640/year
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
SOAS Master's Scholarships
International Postgraduate Scholarship – The Americas 2020-21
International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan
International Postgraduate Scholarship – Middle East and North Africa
International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan and South Korea
International Postgraduate Scholarship – India
International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe
International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia
International Postgraduate Scholarship - Sub-Saharan Africa
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.