The LLM in Public International Law will offer you a unique opportunity to study a wide range of courses on the role and place of law in international affairs. Questions of international Law are increasingly an important part of domestic litigation in almost all jurisdictions. The modules are designed to equip you for a career in private legal practice, diplomatic service, or work with non-governmental organisations. All courses are taught by top class academics with extensive experience in the study and application of international law.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Public International Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed.
The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
◦ QLLM023 Courts in Comparative Perspective (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM047 International and Comparative Social Justice (45 credits) ◦ QLLM053 International Criminal Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM055 International Environmental Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM057 International Law of Armed Conflict and the Use of Force (45 credits) ◦ QLLM058 International Law of the Sea (45 credits) ◦ QLLM059 International Law on the Rights of the Child (45 credits) ◦ QLLM062 International Tax Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM068 Law of Economic Crime (45 credits) ◦ QLLM069 Law of Finance and Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies (45 credits) ◦ QLLM071 Law of Treaties (45 credits) ◦ QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM127 International Human Rights Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM167 Indigenous Rights: Selected Issues in Practice and Theory (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM168 International Law and Indigenous Peoples (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM176 International Refugee Law (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM177 International Migration Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM187 International Investment Law (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM188 Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM323 State Crime (sem 2) ◦ QLLM347 The Law of Geographical Indications (GIs) (sem 2) ◦ QLLM351 Cybercrime: Substantive Offences (sem 1) ◦ QLLM352 Cybercrime: International Co-operation and Digital Investigations (sem 2) ◦ QLLM358 Cyberspace Law: Internet Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution (sem 2) (not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM365 Legal Aspects of Financing Development (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM370 WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination (sem 1) ◦ QLLM371 WTO Law: Trade Remedies and Regulatory Issues (sem 2) ◦ QLLM376 International Economic Law (sem 1) ◦ QLLM377 EU Financial and Monetary Law (sem 1) ◦ QLLM382 Energy Law and Ethics (sem 1) ◦ QLLM383 / QLLG008 International Regulation of Shipping (sem 1) ◦ QLLM384 Law of the Sea, Navigational Freedoms and Practice (sem 2) ◦ QLLM387 International Trade and Investment Law of the EU (sem 1) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM388 Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM397 Investment Treaty Arbitration (sem 1) ◦ QLLM398 Investment Arbitration: Substantive Protection (sem 2) ◦ QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (sem 1)
The School of Law is offering a total of ten full LLM scholarships (fee waiver) covering the LLM programmes listed below. Of the ten full scholarships, the School of Law will award four overseas fee scholarships and six Home/EU fee scholarships for those with an offer on one of the following LLM programmes: ◦LLM Banking and Finance Law ◦LLM Commercial and Corporate Law ◦LLM Comparative and International Dispute Resolution ◦LLM Competition Law ◦LLM Computer and Communications Law ◦LLM Economic Regulation ◦LLM Energy and Natural Resources Law ◦LLM Environmental Law ◦LLM European Law ◦LLM Human Rights Law ◦LLM Immigration Law ◦LLM Insurance Law ◦LLM Intellectual Property Law ◦LLM International Business Law ◦LLM International Shipping Law ◦LLM Master of Laws (General) ◦LLM Legal Theory ◦LLM Media Law ◦LLM Medical Law ◦LLM Public International Law ◦LLM Tax LawThe School of Law offers one of the largest LLM Programmes in the UK with 18 different LLM Programmes covering most areas of law.7 LLM Scholarships (Home/EU tuition fee) 7 LLM Scholarships (overseas tuition fee)
The School of Law is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to offer two jointly funded Chevening / Queen Mary LLM scholarships for September 2016 entry.The prestigious Chevening programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Queen Mary University of London has welcomed many excellent Chevening Scholars onto its postgraduate law programmes over numerous years and is proud to be able to offer these new additional jointly funded scholarships, in addition to the main Chevening Scholarship Programme, which continues to run.The funding will allow for the two successful recipients to receive a full LLM tuition fee waiver along with a generous monthly stipend and one return flight.To encourage applicants from currently under-represented countries onto the LLM programme, the School of Law has decided on the following criteria:One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Banking and Finance Law LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM in Computer and Communications Law LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law LLM in Insurance Law LLM in Intellectual Property Law LLM in International Business Law LLM in International Economic Law LLM in International Shipping Law LLM in Media Law LLM in Tax LawThe second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes:LLM in Competition Law LLM in Environmental Law LLM in European Law LLM in Human Rights Law LLM in Immigration Law LLM in Legal Theory LLM in Medical Law LLM in Public International LawIf you are not from one of the eligible countries listed here for the two Chevening/QMUL joint scholarships, please visit the Chevening website (http://www.chevening.org) to see if you are from one of their eligible countries, which would allow you to apply for any Queen Mary Postgraduate Taught Masters Law programmes or any LLM programme.
Value of Scholarship(s)
One scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes listed below (see full details).The second scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding candidate from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, whom wishes to study one of the following School of Law LLM London Programmes (see full details).
The Chevening application deadline is 3 November 2015. Full details about entry criteria, how to apply, the Chevening selection process, interviews etc; can be found on http://www.chevening.org.
To be considered for a Chevening / Queen Mary LLM Scholarship, candidates must hold a conditional or unconditional offer from Queen Mary for one of the above LLM programmes.
Full details on academic entry requirements, online applications and frequently asked questions are available on the LLM programme pages.
Chevening will arrange the selection process, compile the shortlisting and undertake the interviews in country and then provide feedback to Queen Mary University of London whom will make the final decision regarding the two successful recipients.
The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. See: View Website
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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