12 months
19494 GBP/year
7744 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The International Legal Studies programme at University of Bradford gives you an in-depth knowledge of law in its international context.


You’ll evaluate research and advanced scholarship in areas of legal study such as human rights law, immigration and refugee law, international banking and finance law, and international environmental law.

With a range of optional modules available alongside the core curriculum, you’ll be able to tailor the International Legal Studies programme at University of Bradford to your areas of academic interest and your career aspirations.

You’ll learn from School of Law academics with significant research expertise and international legal experience in areas including:

  • social justice
  • criminal law
  • human rights
  • energy and environment
  • competition law
  • intellectual property

You do not need to have studied law at undergraduate level to take the LLM in International Legal Studies. If you have not previously studied law, you will take a two-week Introduction to Law course before the start of the programme to ensure you are familiar with the basic legal institutions and sources of international and English law.

Career prospects

Graduates go on to pursue a variety of paths, including careers in business, legal practice, teaching and academia. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Law and Skills
  • Sustainable Development Law in Contemporary Business & Society
  • Regulatory Theory and Practice
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • International Commercial Contracts and E-Commerce

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 or above in a relevant subject (a relevant subject would include all social science, humanities and business and management programmes).
  • Non-law graduates will be required to successfully complete a two-week Introduction to Law course before the start of Semester 1.
  • IELTS at 6.5 or equivalent.
  • If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19494 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19494 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7744 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7744 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home: £3,872 per year

Living costs for Bradford

713 - 1353 GBP /month
Living costs

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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