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:
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.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the work of the international courts on our annual study visit to The Hague in the Netherlands.
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:
Visit the International Law - LLM page on the University of Sussex website for more details!