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    Full time & Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

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  • Last Updated

    25 May 2018

Course content

On this LLM in International Law, you’ll study international law from a theoretical perspective to enable you to fully understand and contextualise the law and the international legal system. 

You’ll gain a strong basis in the foundations of international law and the international legal system. 

You’ll have the opportunity to explore specialist areas of the law that seek to regulate: 

  • the use of force 
  • armed conflict 
  • international crimes and terrorism 
  • human rights and human migration 
  • the protection of the environment

Why Choose Sussex?

  • Learn from today’s leading lawyers – Our faculty have worked closely with NGOs and international organisations, so you will learn from expert tutors with both in-depth current knowledge and real-life practical experience.
  • Prepare for your future career – our courses are designed with skills training at their core, enabling you to think logically about legal problems.
  • Our LLM in International Law allows you to discover what interests you most – Sussex Law School provides a truly international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge.

How Will I Study?

You’ll learn through core modules and options over the autumn and spring terms. In the summer, you undertake supervised work on the LLM dissertation. 

You will be assessed through coursework, unseen examinations, essays and a 10,000-word dissertation.

Alongside your core modules, you can choose from a range of exciting options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. Our options are taught by specialist academics, based upon their areas of expertise. Find out more about our modules here.

Study visit

You’ll have the opportunity to experience the work of the international courts on our annual study visit to The Hague in the Netherlands.

Funding Opportunities

The University of Sussex is proud to offer a range of postgraduate funding awards up to £5000, in order to help talented students to come and study at Sussex.  Find out more about funding awards available to you by visiting our funding database.


Our course will enhance your employability. You'll have acquired transferable methodological skills, equipping you to handle legal texts, international instruments and academic literature. 

The LLM's emphasis on comparative, international examples will help if you are interested in looking to work in both the UK and overseas in international law firms, agencies, governments, international organisations and NGOs. 

Our graduates have gone on to enjoy careers as: 

  • Bank Partnerships Relationship Manager, WorldPay 
  • Independent Contractor, United Nations ICTY 
  • EU Trainee, Council Of The European Union 

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




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