International Law LLM
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. 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
international crimes and terrorism
human rights and human migration
the protection of the environment.
To take into account
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. Graduate destinations 94% of students from Sussex Law School were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent School of Law, Politics and Sociology graduates have gone on to jobs including: paralegal, Turpin and Miller general advisor, Citizens Advice Bureau refugee researcher, Amnesty International UK.
You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
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What you'll learn on the course
- IT Law
- Human Rights
- International law
- Minority Rights
- Environmental Law
- Investment Law
These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
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.
- Dissertation (International Law)
- Advanced Legal Research and Writing
- Approaches to International Law
- International Law: Rights and Responsibilities
- Principles of International Law
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Civil and Political Rights: Contemporary Challenges
- Corruption and the Law
- EU External Relations Law
- Indigenous and Minority Rights
- International and Transnational Offending
- International Crimes
- International Environmental Law
- International Investment Law
- Law of Armed Conflict
- Migration, Rights and Governance
- Socioeconomic rights: economic violence, social justice and human rights law
- The Use of Force and International Law
- War, Terror, Violence and International Law
- Women and Human Rights