International Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #147 (WUR) ,
International law is an exciting and ever changing area of law. On this course, you’ll study international law from a theoretical perspective to enable you to fully understand and contextualise the law and the international legal system.

About

You’ll gain a strong basis in the foundations of international law and the international legal system.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore specialist areas of the law that seek to regulate:

  • the use of force
  • armed conflict
  • international crimes and terrorism
  • human rights and human migration
  • the protection of the environment.

Key facts

  • Learn from today’s leading lawyers – our world-leading research underpins our teaching.
  • Prepare for your future career – our courses are designed with skills training at their core, enabling you to think logically about legal problems.
  • Discover what interests you most – Sussex Law School provides a truly international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge.

Careers

Our course will enhance your employability. You'll have acquired transferable methodological skills, equipping you to handle legal texts, international instruments and academic literature.

The LLM's emphasis on comparative, international examples will help if you are interested in looking to work in both the UK and overseas in international law firms, agencies, governments, international organisations and NGOs.

Our graduates have gone on to enjoy careers as:

  • Bank Partnerships Relationship Manager, WorldPay
  • Independent Contractor, United Nations ICTY
  • EU Trainee, Council Of The European Union.

Programme Structure

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Advanced Research for LLM Students
  • Approaches to International Law
  • Dissertation (International Law)
  • International Law: Rights and Responsibilities

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Conflicts of Laws
  • Communications Law and Regulation
  • Corruption and the Law
  • Culture and Identity Rights
  • Cyber Law
  • Fair Trial and Detention in International Law
  • International Financial and Securities Litigation
  • Global Security and Human Rights
  • International Aspects of Intellectual Property and Technology Regulation
  • International Business and Human Rights
  • International Crimes
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Investment Law
  • International and Transnational Offending
  • Public Procurement Laws in the International System
  • The International Legal Regulation of Armed Conflict
  • Migration, Rights and Governance
  • Regulating the Creative Industries
  • War, Terror, Violence and International Law
  • Women and Human Rights

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in law or a relevant subject (such as economics, finance, international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology) but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered


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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
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