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LLM Public International Law


Course Description

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:
This stream is intended for those who are interested in working in institutions related to public international law or those who would like to gain specific knowledge of this area for governmental and non-governmental opportunities. With an additional five new modules, a more cohesive structure is offered as an introductory base for students who may not have a background in International Law especially if they do not possess a law degree.

Course structure:
You will take three 15 credit compulsory modules, two in semester one and one in semester two, which cover fundamental international law issues.

Writing Skills
General Principles in International Law
Current Trends in International Law
You must then select45 credits of modules from the list below and 30 credits of modules from the LLM General Programme. You will also be required to complete a 60 credit dissertation on a topic within the area of public international law.

Contemporary Legal Problems of World Trade
Current Trends in International Law
Diplomatic Law
Feminist Perspectives on International Law
General Principles of International Law
Genocide and the Law
Global Protection of Human Rights: Core Principles
Global Protection of Human Rights: Implementation Methods
International Boundary Disputes
International Courts and Tribunals
International Environmental Law
International Law and Development
Law and Organisation of the World Trading System
The European Convention on Human Rights: Convention Rights
The European Convention on Human Rights: Institutions, Procedures and Fundamental Rights
The Law of Armed Conflict
Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law
Teaching and assessment methods
The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow students to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from the tutor. All modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used as well. Students also complete a dissertation over the summer months. This can be normally in the stream of their choice but is subject to the staffing resources being available. Students registered for the LLM in International Commercial Law have priority within that stream.

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

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School of Law Scholarships - 7 Awards

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2000 (overseas) / £1000 (Home/EU)

Eligibility

3 x International student scholarships of £2,000 for students who may be experiencing difficulty funding their studies.
4 x Home/EU student scholarships of £1,000 for students who achieve excellent results in their undergraduate degree or who are experiencing hardship in funding their studies.

Application Procedure

Closing date for scholarship applications is 31 May 2012. Students applying for the awards should hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a full time place on an LLM programme beginning October 2012.Email application form, details are on the website.

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding


(Scholarship)

LLM International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.International Human Rights Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. Public International Law students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. General Law Programme or the Legal Research Programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £2000 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. International Commercial Law programme students are eligible for a scholarship of £1500 if their final benchmark is above a high 2:2 or equivalent. These students may be eligible for a scholarship of £2000 instead, if their qualifying degree is a first or equivalent.

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2000

Eligibility

The School of Law is pleased to announce new scholarships for international students who excel academically in their undergraduate degree.Eligible for international students who achieve a higher final grade than our benchmark entry requirement.

Application Procedure

Scholarship applications must be made before 31st August 2012 with the application form and relevant proof of final degree achieved. Applicants for the scholarships must hold a valid offer for a place on a campus based LLM programme for 2012. Scholarship awards cannot be carried over to the following year.For confirmation of the benchmark entry requirements, first class degree equivalency or further information please email [email protected]

Further Information

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/postgraduate/llm-taught/fees-and-funding



Entry Requirements

See below

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