LL.M. On Campus

International Law and Global Governance

University of Leeds

12 months
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The International Law and Global Governance programme at University of Leeds provides the opportunity to engage with a dynamic and responsive approach to contemporary global problems through law and legal institutions. 


This International Law and Global Governance programme at University of Leeds will enhance your understanding and challenge preconceptions of the complex legal and political nature of international law-making and governance. It will explore the often competing concepts that infuse the subject of international law.

Career opportunities

  • Students who have graduated from this degree often choose careers that centre on or involve understanding and applying international law and developing policies at organisational level. Further training is required but many also go on to practise as lawyers or legal advisors.
  • Recent graduates have gone on to work in a range of sectors and professions including law firms, the government, higher education institutions and beyond. Many also pursue further study by commencing PhD research.
  • Our other alumni are working at the European Commission, United Nations, non-governmental organisations and in the government sector.

Programme Structure

The programme will give you the opportunity to:

  • explore the legal nature of international law on a global, regional and local level

  • examine the impact of international law on contemporary problems

  • consider how international law has failed to address certain issues and may be harnessed to tackle future problems

  • investigate principles relating to sovereignty, universality, jurisdiction, territory, self-determination and human rights

  • hone your legal research and writing skills, which you’ll demonstrate in your dissertation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law or a relevant social science.
  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 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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