Overview The specialist International Law and Politics LLM is a Law degree designed for students who have a basic knowledge of law and wish to develop their specialist knowledge in international law and politics. Students take four courses in international law and international politics, plus a dissertation. The degree prepares students for careers in the diplomatic service, specialised legal practice, inter-governmental agencies, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and the military.
Qualification specific requirements Candidates must have qualified for the degree of Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) with good grades, or be admitted ad eundem statum. Relevance and standard of undergraduate studies will be criteria for approval.
Qualification structure and duration At least one course, but no more than two, must be from Group B of the schedule. One of the four courses credited must be ILAP613 Advanced Principles of Public International Law.
Duration One to two years of consecutive full-time study or, with the approval of the Dean of Law, two to four years of consecutive part-time study.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
Recipient: University of Canterbury
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