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Entry requirements:
Candidates should normally have a first- or good second-class honours degree in law OR an equivalent degree where law is a substantial element OR an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

Course aims:
The LLM in International Law provides a good understanding of public and commercial international law. The programme covers international trade and finance, corporate law, world trade and environmental law. The programme is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge across international boundaries without limiting themselves to commercial or public law.

Course structure:
You must complete the four compulsory modules listed below, totalling 60 credits, and 60 credits from the campus-based modules of the LLM General Programme. You will also be required to complete a 60 credit dissertation on a topic within the area of international law.

Academic Writing for Postgraduates in Law
Foundations in International Commercial Law
General Prinicples in International Law
Current Trends in International Law

The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow students to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from the tutor. Most modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used in addition. Students also complete the 60 credit dissertation over the summer months.

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




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