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    1 year full-time

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Course content

This course provides students the opportunity to study a wide range of contemporary subjects of international importance.

Law has been taught at the University since it was established in 1927 and we are highly regarded both within academia and the legal profession. Staff are at the forefront of research, scholarship and teaching and the LLM programme offers a wide range of options which are informed, developed and taught by experts in their respective fields.

Students undertaking this taught Masters programme will make great advancements on their existing skills and knowledge. By the end of the programme they will be equipped to work in a wide variety of sectors or to progress to advanced level study.

The standard course begins in October each year and lasts 1 year full-time. There are two trimesters of taught modules, followed by a dissertation project in the third trimester, which is supervised by a member of staff.

Overall, students gain a wide range of transferable skills applicable to practical legal experience or further academic study.

Study information

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

Optional Modules

  • International Law on the Use of Force
  • Environmental Justice

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.

Semester Three:

  • Dissertation - a supervised, independent research project.
  • * All modules are subject to availability.

Future prospects

The LLM in International Law is designed to open up options for postgraduate research, as well as giving graduates scope to look at a wide variety of career options. On completion of this course students will be prepared for a range of professional careers within and beyond the legal field. Career paths include legal practice or working in sectors such as government, education and academia or journalism. Alternatively, students can explore working within the field of diplomacy, working for a Non Government Organisation (NGO), or for a charitable or international organisation.

Visit the International Law (LLM) page on the University of Hull website for more details!




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