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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 months Full Time, 24 months Part Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    01 August 2017

Course content

Your programme of study

The International Law programme offered at Aberdeen differs from International Commercial Law with Professional Skills and Dissertation within the optional modules you take. There is less emphasis on intellectual property law and commercial business law and more emphasis on International Law in a general sense internationally. You study areas such as family law, human rights, criminal law and humanitarian law plus private laws in many cases within your options so you can potentially specialise within your choices. You also do combine some area of commercial law such as arbitration, energy and environmental law and international trade and finance law which can be applied to individuals and businesses, charities and NGOs plus some level of cultural property law. These could be options if you want to mix your modules a bit within the first and second semester. If you want to get the most from your Master's degree and have a range of specialisms in international private and commercial law this may be an ideal solution due to the range of modules to choose from.

The LLM in International Law offers a range of courses covering both public and private international law. It enables students to undertake advanced legal research and writing in this field and educates students in the analysis of international treaties and case law with an international law dimension.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship


International Energy and Environment Law

Oil and Minerals for Good

The Politics of Human Rights

Private International Law: Jurisdiction in Business Transactions

Private International Law: Concepts and Institutions

World Trade Organisations: Gatt

International Commercial Arbitration (On Campus)

International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia Pacific

International Law: A Time of Challenges

Semester 2

Cultural Property Issues: Law, Art, and Museums

Choice of Law for Business

International Humanitarian Law

International Trade and Finance Law

International Human Rights Law

Carriage of Goods by Sea

International Criminal Law

Semester 3

Master of Law Dissertation

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page


Why study at Aberdeen?

•            You are taught by a Law School ranked in the top 10 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018) 

•            98% of students felt their LLM added value to their career prospects and 97% would recommend their course to others

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • 12 Months or 24 Months
  • September or January 

International Student Fees 2017/2018

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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.


View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page



Living in Aberdeen

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•            Campus Facilities

•            Aberdeen City

•            Student Support

•            Clubs and Societies

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Visit the International Law LLM page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!






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