International law is an exciting and ever changing area of law.
On this course, 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
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.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the work of the international courts on our annual study visit to The Hague in the Netherlands.
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017) -25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver -Application deadline: 1 May 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017) -Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council -Application deadline: 1 January 2017
USA Friends Scholarships (2017) -A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course. -Application deadline: 3 April 2017
Law at Sussex has active research groups in its primary research fields, exploring legal conceptualisations of responsibility, and issues of citizenship and governance.
These groups meet regularly for the presentation of work in progress, as reading groups, to host external speakers and to plan the organisation of research seminars, workshops and conferences.
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