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Public International Law

City, University of London

LL.M. On Campus
12 months
18210 GBP/year
13010 GBP/year
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The specialist Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Public International Law from City, University of London provides students with a critical understanding of the rules and principles of public international law and the ever changing context in which they operate.

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Who is it for?

This Master of Laws (LLM) programme in Public International Law from City, University of London  is for individual’s seeking a deeper understanding of the many dimensions of public international law from both a theoretical and practical perspective. 

As this course has an international dimension it will appeal to students from around the world and at all stages of their legal education and professional experience. Students may have backgrounds in legal practice, in multinationals, in NGOs, government and commerce but all that is needed is a genuine interest in global affairs. Students will be able to choose from International Politics modules as well as getting a rounded picture of law in our transnational world.


The specialist Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law concentrates on the development of a thorough and critical understanding of Public International Law, the law governing the interaction of states. 

The last decade or so has seen tremendous challenges for International Law including matters relating to armed conflict, financial and commercial relations, intellectual property and human rights. 

This programme gives you the opportunity to trace and evaluate some of these practical and theoretical developments against the backdrop of global affairs and students benefit from the practical experience of leading practitioners and academics. Global governance, human rights, the future of the planet and issues of war and peace will be addressed as will the impact of public international law on transnational finance, commerce and trade.

City, University of London’s Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law takes a contemporary approach to the study of international law. You may choose from an extensive list of modules including some which are unique to City including human rights in law and practice, economic law, trade law, maritime law, the law of armed conflict and minorities, aviation law, international law of the sea and international politics.

All modules adopt a curriculum that combines a theoretical approach with a skills-based methodology to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in the subject in the best manner possible. The teaching is enhanced by talks and seminars given by leading practitioners.

Career prospects

It is an important objective of this course to assist individual students who wish to build effective careers in managing and conducting civil cases, whether through litigation, arbitration, negotiation or mediation.

With so much competition for those seeking to enter and develop a career in the legal profession, this Master of Laws (LLM) is designed to provide a depth of understanding and a range of skills that can make a real difference in building your career.

As a graduate of this specialist Master of Laws (LLM) programme you will be well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in private practice, in-house in a law firm, policy and government, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of non-legal careers in litigation and dispute resolution.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Air and Space Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights in Law and Practice
  • International Investment Law
  • Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in International Law
  • International Law and the Global Economy
  • International Criminal Law: the Practitioner Perspective
  • International Criminal Law: Crimes and Institutions
  • Law and War
  • World Trade Law

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We are interested in receiving applications from individuals with at least an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. Applicants with a good undergraduate degree in another subject will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18210 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18210 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13010 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • Full-time: £13,010 
  • Part-time: £6,505 (per year)
  • Full-time: £18,210 
  • Part-time: £9,105 (per year)



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