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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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  • Last Updated

    23 August 2018

Course content

Study the complexities of international law and prepare for a global legal career. Taught by inspiring, world-leading academics, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to advance in areas such as international development, international commerce, or international security.

Introducing your course

With trade, politics and culture becoming increasingly globalised, a critical understanding of international law has never been more relevant. This highly flexible LLM programme gives you the opportunity to focus on aspects of international law that interest you, enabling you to provide legal advice with a transnational perspective in areas such as corporate structures, law of the sea, international regulation of the internet, or commercial conflicts of law. Studying within a diverse, supportive law school community, you’ll learn from renowned academics who, through their involvement in high-profile law reform and advisory work, ensure the course reflects the latest legal developments. The challenging curriculum is designed to sharpen your intellect and encourage independent thinking, with small-group teaching and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. We will also help you to maximise your employability through our strong links with the legal profession and extensive career development opportunities. You’ll graduate with specialist knowledge that will set you apart from the competition, whether you choose to go into private practice, or enter the public, commercial or diplomatic sector.


Our LLM in International Law is an exceptional opportunity for professional development for those working in, or seeking to move into, specialist areas of international law. We welcome applications from recent law graduates and those with some professional experience who are looking to develop their career.

We offer an exciting and supportive learning environment. You’ll be welcomed into a diverse, international postgraduate community, developing a global network of friends and contacts that will benefit you for years to come.

View the programme specification document for this course


Core Module: Dissertation.

Optional Modules: International Law of the Sea, International Trade Law, Commercial Conflict of Laws and International Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, Carriage by Air, Insurance Law, Fundamentals of Public International Law, Global Trends in Copyright and Trademark Laws, Dispute Settlement in International Law, Enforcement of Intellectual Property rights over the Internet.

Career Opportunities

We have a dedicated Law School careers coordinator who organises a range of careers events and workshops to enhance your employability. These include:

  • the annual Law Careers Fair, which attracts more than 50 law firms and other companies
  • industry seminars presented by major law firms
  • bespoke CV writing and job application workshops

You’ll also be able to take advantage of a range of careers-related activities run by the School’s student-run law societies.

With specialist legal knowledge and exceptional critical, analytical and communication skills, you’ll be well equipped to succeed in your chosen area of law when you graduate. You could work for an international law firm advising public or private sector clients, or go into specialist areas such as international aid and development, international relations, or international security. You’ll also be well placed to enter a range of other sectors in which a broad understanding of international law is an advantage, including central government, journalism, international business and academia.

Visit the International Law - LLM page on the University of Southampton website for more details!





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