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International Law (LLM)

Course Description

This degree focuses on the in-depth study of international legal doctrine.

This course equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills required to succeed as professionals, scholars and leaders in the field of international law. The course offers an ideal foundation for those interested in working in international or national organisations, which require a strong level of knowledge of international legal doctrine. It provides a breadth of modules, enabling participants to remain open to a wide range of potential career paths, or to specialise in particular areas of international law.

See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/law-pg/llm-international-law.aspx

Modules include:

• International Criminal Law
• International Institutional Law and Dispute Settlement
• Law of Armed Conflict
• Public International Law
• Research Methods for LLM Students.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

What career can you have?

The skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers. LLM International Law will be an asset for students seeking employment in international courts and tribunals, United Nations agencies, legal practice and advocacy in the international law field, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the public service (in the areas of foreign relations, international development, etc), law reform agencies, the media (journalism and broadcasting) and academia (with further postgraduate study).


The University of Reading School of Law is a leading UK law school with a world-class reputation.

Ranked joint 7th, along with Cambridge, for world-leading research and international excellence and 11th out of all UK law schools in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008).

A dynamic and international learning environment with teaching supported by first class research with renowned experts across the main fields of national, European and international law.

Active career development and co-curricular opportunities including an annual 'Working Internationally' career’s forum and a series of guest lectures by practitioners.

Collaborative teaching and research in our Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation and strong links with the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies, Henley Business School, and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.

Double Master’s courses offered with a wide range of leading partner universities worldwide, including Peking University and Renmin University in China, ALBA in Greece, MGIMO in Russia, Hanyang University in South Korea and CYCU and National Taipei University in Taiwan, amongst others.

Visit the International Law (LLM) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you also be eligible to apply. Standard requirement is a 2:1 or higher in an undergraduate degree. However, our participants come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.

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