We provide students with a broad understanding of law at the international level in the modern globalised society and its operation. This includes how legal concepts came to exist in their current form, the influence of history and the contested boundaries of law. In the first semester students gain a strong foundation in international law and commercial law and are given help to build the necessary advanced research, critical and communication skills to support their work throughout the programme.
Students take an advanced research module, which equips them with the critical and communication skills necessary to study law at an advanced level. Upon completion of the module students will be able to successfully integrate legal research tools, undertake critical handling of source material, formulate and develop research proposals as well as demonstrate their mastery of technical writing and critical analysis.
Core modules Semester One:
Legal Research Seminar
Public International Law
International Law on the Use of Force
Semester Two pick three options from the following LLM Modules:
International Criminal Law
International Humanitarian Law
International Human Rights Protection
International Investment Law
International Protection of Refugees
Islamic Law of War & Peace
Law of the WTO
Or choose one module in a related discipline from another department, subject to approval and timetabling.
Dissertation - a supervised, independent research project.
* All modules are subject to availability.