12 months
18940 GBP/year
13540 GBP/year
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Develop a critical appreciation of public international law (the law between and about states), its principles, rules and the ever-changing context in which it operates. The specialist Public International Law LLM from City, University of London is truly international, enabling you to learn about global governance, humanitarian law and human rights.


We aim to give you a full understanding of public international law. That is, the law governing the interaction of states and their impact on domestic law.

The Public International Law programme from City, University of London will cover how public international law affects subjects spanning from global governance and human rights, to transnational finance and investment, climate change, war and peace.

You can also choose from our International Politics modules to achieve a politically rounded view of law in our transnational world.


When you graduate from the Public International Law LLM you will have a diverse set of highly valued skills and strong prospects for a career in international law.

You will be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of international law and a mix of specialist competencies that can give immediate value in the workplace.

Programme Structure

  • As with all Master of Laws (LLM) specialisms at City, University of London, you may take either five modules and a shorter dissertation (10,000 words) or four modules and a longer dissertation (20,000 words).
  • All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year.
  • If you take four modules you will take two per term in each term and if you take five modules will have three in one term and two in the other. Dissertations are written during the summer term when there are no classes.

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
Upper Second Class

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.
Applications are currently not open. When you apply you will be expected to submit the following:
  • One application form
  • A short personal statement (c800-1200 words) outlining why you are applying for this programme
  • A copy of your degree transcript: We require an original transcript or a copy certified by your institution. If you have not yet graduated, you will be required to send us your degree transcript as soon as it is available. You will not be able to register as a City student without having supplied your degree transcript.
  • At least one academic reference is required in order for us to assess your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13540 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £6,770
  • Overseas/EU: £9,470

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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