In 1998, Nottingham became the first Law School in the UK to offer a postgraduate module in international criminal justice. Since then, the LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict has been further enriched with a list of complementary modules and has grown from strength to strength attracting students from all over the world.
This specialisation provides a holistic overview of the law governing the use of force by States, the law applicable to the conduct of hostilities, the measures adopted to combat terrorism, as well as the legal and philosophical responses to international criminality through the examination of the emerging system of international criminal justice. Current affairs issues and modern challenges to the law and politics surrounding war and justice are extensively discussed as part of the above modules.
Taught by internationally recognised experts in the field, supported by an impressive list of visiting speakers, LLM students will be immersed in this fascinating and fast-moving area of the law. The LLM at Nottingham allows students to acquire the requisite expertise in order to understand the intimate details of the workings of the law applicable prior to, during and following an armed conflict. Students will successfully apply this knowledge to their professional careers in the future.
Through an exclusive co-operation agreement held between the Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre and the International Criminal Court, selected students undertaking the LLM in International Criminal Justice and Armed Conflict will be given the opportunity to work on a project which forms part of the Court’s Legal Tools, further enhancing their exposure to application of the law in practice. Past graduates of this specialisation have secured internships with international organisations, courts and tribunals as well as NGO’s specialising in the field with many of them subsequently undertaking employment in their chosen area of expertise.
Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige. Offering a wide and diverse range of over 50 options, the programme now attracts some 150 to 180 candidates each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its s
The University’s RAE rankings and reputation of the Academic Staff and high teaching standards were influential in my decision to come to Nottingham. In addition the presence of the Human Rights Law Centre attracted me to the programme. Apart from the excellent academic culture at the University, it is also famous for its diverse student life and quite correctly boasts of a beautiful campus.
My one year at the University was a true learning experience. I can confidently state that in this one year I have gained professionally, academically and personally. The standards were set high from the very start, with a completely different style of teaching then where I came from. The academic excellence of the faculty and the emphasis they place on seminar style teaching bought out the best in me and my fellow students. The class composition was truly international with almost all students being natives of diverse nations making me aware of laws pertaining not only to UK and Europe but also to Malaysia, the United States, Brazil, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, South Africa and many more nations.
I am now Senior Programme Assistant with the Prisons Reform Programme, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in Delhi, a position which daily tests the knowledge I gained from undertaking the LLM programme.
2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).
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Recipient: University of Nottingham
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