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International Law LLM

OVERVIEW

International law regulates almost every aspect of state law and practice, whether in business, human rights or the environment, and also regulates the relationship between different states and governments.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

International Business Law LLM 2The LLM International Law programme offers a varied and stimulating range of mandatory and optional modules, enabling students to shape their course to their best advantage, with the option to include Public International Law, Human Rights, International Environmental Law and International Business Law. International Law continues to be of global relevance and importance to business practices, state agencies and to legal advisers. This course offers you the opportunity to help enhance your future career prospects and professional development by providing specialist knowledge of this important, ever expanding, area of legal knowledge.

If you choose this course you could benefit from:

  • an in-depth understanding and analysis of international law through the study of a range of contemporary modules in areas such as public international law, corporate governance, environmental law and international human rights law;
  • extensive guidance on research, study and writing skills together with research design and methods, in preparation for writing assessments and researching and submitting your dissertation;
  • the study of a range of contemporary international law modules to allow specialism in international diplomatic relations, human rights law, corporate governance and environmental law;
  • the study of legal subjects and research and academic skills alongside home and EU students and a wide range of international students, thus gaining a rewarding and varied academic and personal experience.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Courses are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments and the requirements of the profession, together with the needs of industry and new legislative and other changes. The mandatory modules on the programme provide basic research skills and methodology and tuition in the core substantive legal areas:

  • Research Skills;
  • Research Design;
  • Dissertation;
  • International Human Rights;
  • International Law in the Contemporary World Arena;
  • International Corporate Governance.

The dissertation will be studied in semester 3 and most mandatory modules are completed in semester 1, although it is possible to study some in semester 2.

The optional modules, from which you choose two, supplement the mandatory subject areas and allow further specialism:

  • International Environmental Law;
  • International Corporate Crime;
  • International Criminal Law;
  • Gender and International Human Rights;
  • Law of Diplomatic Relations.

Optional modules are generally studied in semester 2, although it is possible to study some in semester 1.

 

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As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module's content and benefits here.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is by coursework, short class-based examinations and presentation of workshop papers.

Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate degree. This course is aimed primarily at law graduates, legal practitioners (solicitors and barristers) from the UK and other jurisdictions, and politics graduates with some knowledge of law.

International applicants should also hold a minimum of 6.5 score in the IELTS test for English language.

HOW TO APPLY

To find out more about how to apply, click on the Apply For This Course button above. Many of our courses offer a part-time study option. Note that the part-time mode of study is not applicable to international students, unless you hold a relevant visa – please check with the international office.

Please note: we have a range of taught postgraduate awards to suit your needs, from Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma to a full Master's Degree (MA, MBA, MSc, LLM). In most cases you can decide to exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, without carrying onto the full Master's qualification.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

LLM International Law can provide successful graduates with career opportunities in various companies, government and state agencies and non-governmental organisations, either as a legal adviser or in a non-legal capacity.

Some students may specialise in Diplomatic Relations or Human Rights Law as lawyers both at home and abroad, dealing with legal issues affecting the contemporary international community, for example, global security, international human rights and state responsibility and matters relating to international environmental law and responsibility. Others have gone on to work for international organisations in a non-legal capacity in areas such as international human rights and the environment, and for local and national government agencies. This course can also be an excellent preparation for further degrees and research and academic careers in universities and other academic and research institutions.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

Centre for Global Engagement logoTo prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

 

Further information

If you click on the Order a Prospectus button above, we will send you a printed Postgraduate Prospectus; alternatively you can download a pdf prospectus.

To find out more information about Postgraduate Study at Coventry University, including finance and funding and the benefits of further study, see our Postgraduate Study pages.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
BEST038
Duration:
  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Qualification:
  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA / MPA)

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time

Fees:
£6,930

Contact Details:

Recruitment and Admissions Office

UK students only: +44 (0) 24 7765 4321

International and EU students: +44 (0) 24 7765 2152

UK students only: ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk

International and EU students:

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