This programme is for students who wish to specialise in public international law. It offers advanced courses in a range of specialist subjects, as well as foundation courses in the fundamentals of the international legal system and international relations.
This programme offers a wide range of subjects that deal with various aspects of international law enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.
The programme structure for 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
The 120 credits of taught courses is made up of core and option courses.
You will choose 80-120 credits of core courses.
Full year courses (40 credits each, counting as 20 credits each semester):
Fundamental Issues in International Law International Criminal Law International Environmental Law WTO Law
Semester 1 courses (20 credits each):
History and Theory of International Law International Climate Change Law International Investment Law International Law of the Sea
Semester 2 courses (20 credits each):
Diplomatic Law Human Rights Law in Europe Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Inter-state Conflict and Humanitarian Law International and European Media Law
You may choose a maximum of 40 credits from any of the courses offered by the Law School confirmed in September 2016 (including the courses listed above), with the express permission of the Programme Director.
By the end of this programme, you should have acquired a more sophisticated understanding of the international legal system, international law-making processes, the diverse functions of international law in contemporary society, differing approaches to the subject, and a greater familiarity with research materials and methods.
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer five Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £2,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2014 (including distance learning programmes, and also the MSc in European Union Politics and Law and the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security, both of which are offered jointly with the School of Social and Political Studies).
Value of Scholarship(s)
£2,000 towards tuition fees
Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/ MSc programmes.
Deadline: 30th April 2014.
You must have already applied to study an LLM or MSc programme before you apply for this scholarship.
Once you have applied for your chosen programme of study, you should download and complete the School Scholarships application form. This can be downloaded from the Law School website.
Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] by the deadline date above.
Africa LLM/ MSc Tercentenary Scholarship
The Africa LLM/MSc Tercentenary Scholarship is open to all African students who have applied to an on-campus LLM or the on-campus MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Edinburgh Law School.One scholarship will be available each academic year until 2013/2014.The award is open to all suitably qualified African applicants; however, the 2012/2013 scholarship is particularly aimed at applicants who are citizens of (and normally resident in) West Africa. If no suitable application is received from these countries, the scholarship will pass to the next most suitable applicant. The award will be made solely on academic merit.The scholarship will cover the costs of postgraduate tuition fees for one academic year. The successful applicant will also be given a partial maintenance grant (£6500) to help fund their studies at the University of Edinburgh. The maintenance grant will not cover the full costs of studying at the University and applicants should ensure they have sufficient financial support to complete their studies.More detailed information can be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition Fees for one year plus a stipend of £6500
Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/MSc programmes.
The closing date for the receipt of applications for 2012-2013 will be 30 April 2012.
Applicants must complete the school's scholarship application form to indicate that they wish to be considered for this award.Word Document Completed forms should be emailed to [email protected].
Applications for postgraduate programmes must be made in parallel through the normal University application route
A UK 2:1 honours degree in law or its international equivalent. Candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree in a social science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This programme is also open to non-lawyers, but some previous knowledge of the subject, or of international relations or politics, is normally required.
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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