University of Sussex

International Law LLM

University of Sussex
In Brighton

£8,500
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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Brighton
Duration 1 Year
  • Postgraduate
  • Brighton
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

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

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Brighton
Sussex House, BN1 9RH, East Sussex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Brighton
Sussex House, BN1 9RH, East Sussex, England
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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

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.

· Requirements

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
Conflict
Human Rights
Dissertation
Writing
International law
Minority Rights
Environmental Law
Investment Law
Professional

Course programme

Modules

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

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
Options

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

Additional information

International students: £16,750 per year

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