Master in International Law


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Programme Description

The LLM International Law programme enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the law in relation to key international subjects. Students are encouraged to consider the role of the law in international affairs and to develop a critical understanding of how the law affects all aspects of international activity, from trade and prosecuting crimes to the use of force in international relations, human rights, and protecting the environment.

Students can examine the role and relationships of international organisations and institutions such as the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and the European Union. The programme is informed by the latest debates and developments in international law and aims to engage students in real-world case studies and dilemmas.

The programme allows students to undertake a substantial dissertation, which is designed to enhance research skills through a detailed investigation in an area of their own choice.

How You Study

The programme is delivered through weekly two-hour seminars for each module. Extensive preparation is required for each seminar, and wide reading is expected. Students will be required to undertake three core modules, and are able to select from a range of optional modules, allowing them to tailor the programme to their own interests.

Core Modules:

  • Dissertation (International Law)
  • International Human Rights
  • LLM International Law and World Order

Optional Modules:

  • EU Internal Market Law
  • International Business Law
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Criminal Justice
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Economic and Investment Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • LLM Corporate Social Responsibility
  • LLM Law of Armed Conflict
  • LLM The Law of Forced Migration
  • LLM Use of Force and International Law
  • The EU as a Global Actor: EU External Relations Law

Contact and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme vary depending on the module being delivered and the stage of the study. The postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

How You Are Assessed

Modules are assessed by written assignments. Students will also be expected to write a substantial dissertation. There are no written or oral examinations.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days of the submission date.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

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