LLM - Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs




In recent years, key global issues have raised the profile of international affairs substantially. Lawyers are increasingly required to understand both the law and political issues which influence how States and other
international actors behave.

Our LLM (Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs) will help you build the necessary level of expertise to succeed in the fast-growing world of international affairs, in a stimulating and challenging environment.

The LLM in Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs is a participating Masters course for The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships scheme.

Key features:

·         a varied programme that draws students from all over the world

·         the ability to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of
international affairs of particular interest to you

·         the only programme in the UK to offer tuition from established experts
in both international law and international relations

·         an international perspective, with emphasis on international
conventions as well as political reality

·         innovative and unique modules, from the traditional to those at the
cutting edge of recent developments

·         flexibility and choice from a wide range of modules

·         an extremely friendly and approachable teaching team

Compulsory modules:

Human Rights and Global Justice and International Affairs: Legal and Political Aspects; or either Human Rights and Global Justice or International Affairs: Legal and Political Aspects and one of either International Humanitarian Law or International Law and the Use of Force.

Optional Modules:

Two from the compulsory list or any of the following:

·         Human Rights, Health and Disability

·         Human Rights: National And International Legal Contexts

·         Law of the Sea

Or any of the modules listed in any other LLM programme or from a combination of LLM programmes or from the Department of Politics and International Relations, subject to availability.

Information on the fees and funding for this course is to be confirmed. 

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A law degree doesn’t restrict graduates to careers within the legal profession and law graduates enter professions as diverse as finance, sales and marketing, digital communications and recruitment.

We are committed to extending extracurricular opportunities to our students, helping to enhance their CVs in a competitive graduate job market. We work in partnership with lawyers, charities and voluntary organisations to give you the opportunity to practise and extend your skills and we run several Pro Bono schemes and provide advice to members of the community on different legal issues.

Graduates successfully completing the LLM programme may have the opportunity to continue their legal study through our PhD programme or through the Centre for Professional Legal Studies professional programmes (the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course).

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