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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Last Updated

    07 July 2017

Course content

The LL.M. programme aims to develop learners' academic capabilities to their fullest, to enhance their communication skills and to develop their research skills. Graduating with the LL.M. Degree will set graduates apart from those with a basic undergraduate degree for career progression purposes and, should graduates wish to pursue further academic studies, it will prepare them to potentially undertake PhD studies.  

The LL.M. Masters Degree also lends itself to progressed career opportunities across a range of areas including academia, journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.The LL.M. Masters Degree also lends itself to progressed career opportunities across a range of areas including academia, journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.

The LL.M. Masters Degree has been crafted and refined by the seasoned input of distinguished academics and professionals as well as the College’s expert full-time and associate lecturing staff. The Masters Degree combines academic depth with the necessary research and writing skills to equip learners with a solid foundation for their future careers, be it in academia, industry or otherwise.

The full-time Masters programme consists of up to eleven lecture hours per week from the end of September to December and again from the end of January to April. This Programme has suited many learners who work during the day as the lectures take place in the evening time. Exams will take place in January and in May and a 20,000 word dissertation will be written up over the summer months under the guidance of an assigned supervisor. It is possible to do this programme over two years following discussion with the Programme Director on how this might best work for learners, depending on their circumstances. 

Benefits of the Griffith College LL.M. in International law

• Experience of unique international subject focus 
• Be exposed to experienced academics who are specialists in the field 
• Gain specialisation in international commercial or international human rights law 
• Enhance your career opportunities
• Lay the foundation for PhD study 
• Combine employment with study due to evening time class structure 

Course Structure

The LL.M. in International Law is normally one year in duration but it is possible to split this programme over two years. The student will complete six subjects and a dissertation. In the first semester, the student will complete three mandatory subjects. In the second semester, they will choose three electives. Assessment in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 is by way of assignments and examinations. A dissertation is completed over the summer months under the guidance of a designated supervisor.

Core modules:

Public International Law
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
International Commercial Law or International Human Rights Law

Optional modules:

International Commercial Arbitration*
International Tax Law*
International Financial Services Law*
EU Internal Market and Competition Law*
International Intellectual Property Law*
Corporate Governance*
International Children's Rights Law*
International Humanitarian Law*
Social and Economic Rights*
International Asylum and Immigration Law International Criminal Law*
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights*

*These electives run subject to demand and discretion of the faculty.

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