12 months
7850 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
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The Master of Laws in International Law (Conflict, Security and Human Rights) (LLM) from The University of Hull degree programme presents a total study of International Law as an academic and vocational discipline. 

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This LLM International Law (Conflict, Security and Human Rights) offered at The University of Hull  allows you not only to understand the public (political), private (economic) and moral (human rights) interactions of international law in a theoretical and practical sense, but also to specialise in the legal study of conflict, security and human rights.

This LLM is designed for students with a background in law, politics, international relations, social sciences, history and human geography. However, applicants are welcomed from all academic disciplines and career paths, including professional and aspiring lawyers, public officials, human rights activists, diplomats, journalists and others who are interested in understanding public international law and its role in responding to conflict, security and human rights challenges.

What you'll study

This LLM specifically provides the opportunity for in-depth study of the international legal response to some of the most serious perils facing humankind today.  The core focus is on problems of increasing warfare and armed conflict and their implications for human rights. Since these problems, in turn, are often fuelled by ‘natural’ problems, the focus is expanded to include these where appropriate.

This LLM examines the legal response to, amongst other topics, the global refugee crisis, the spread of terrorism, the proliferation of mass violence and internal armed conflict, piracy, and human trafficking, as well as natural disasters, health pandemics and economic crises. 

Even in societies relatively free from conflict, a preoccupation with security and the politics of fear are leading to an erosion of human rights protection and indeed to challenges to the very idea of human rights. Accordingly, this LLM explores legal responses to the challenge of preserving human rights in a world increasingly dominated by security concerns.

Future prospects

LLM in International Law (Conflict, Security and Human Rights) will prepare you for a career as a professional lawyer, public official, human right activists, diplomat, or journalist.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public International Law

  • Human Rights: The United Nations System

  • Force, Security and International Law

  • International Criminal Justice

  • International Trade Law: World Trade Organization v Preferential Trade Agreements

  • Dissertation

  • Armed Conflict and International Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can apply for a postgraduate course at any time. There are no specific deadlines but you need to take into account the start date of your course.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have an undergraduate Honours degree with an overall grade of 2:2 or international equivalent.
  • For those who do not possess an undergraduate qualification at this level, those who can demonstrate equivalent professional or practical experience may be considered.

Tuition Fee

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    7850 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Hull

729 - 1384 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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