The programme reflects the breadth of contemporary international law, addressing issues as diverse as world trade disputes, United Nations peacekeeping, international human rights litigation, State responsibility and criminal trials before international courts.
Why this programme
If you want to increase your horizons to an international platform and look beyond domestic legal orders, this LLM is ideal for you.
You will be taught by a team that truly understands international issues, with staff drawn from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Greece and Uzbekistan.
We offer excellent facilities including our dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.
Guest speaker presentations and other extra-curricular events round off the academic programme, and allow you to engage with current debates.
You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (plus one other) and to submit a dissertation as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching.
Advanced introduction to international criminal law
Advanced introduction to the law of the United Nations law
Foundations of international law (normally compulsory)
International and European human rights law
International courts and tribunals
International trade law
International investment law
International law and international economic governance
International tax law.
There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international law. The days in which international law was treated as an 'extra' are long gone. Lawyers pursuing ambitious careers will now inevitably have to deal with rules of international provenance, in fields as diverse as human rights or investment protection. With an LLM in international law from Glasgow, you will be well placed for roles in law firms, international institutions, government departments and non-governmental organisations.