Postgraduate taught

Master of Laws LLM in International Law - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2020 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
Entry year 2020
Contact

Programme Director Professor Hitoshi Nasu  
Web: Enquire online 
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Entry requirements

2:1

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Law

Overview

  • You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of international law and pressing legal challenges that businesses face in our globalised world
  • Choose from a range of cutting-edge subjects, including global security, cyber operations, modern forms of warfare and transnational governance
  • You’ll develop the ability to identify, locate and appraise legal materials and connect these to contemporary problems of international law
  • Join our community of students and scholars at one of the research centres and participate in our research seminars and other academic events
  • Enhance your learning by participating in extra-curricular activities such as pro bono projects, internships, mooting and networking events

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Top 80 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

 The Law School has risen to 72 from a position of 93 in 2018

85% of research classified as world-leading or internationally excellent

Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

Personal tutor support and close contact with academic staff who are leaders in their field

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application. 

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and information on English language requirements.

Applicants without a Law degree. 

We welcome applications from students with other qualifications or degrees in an area appropriate to the LLM programme. These may include Social Sciences (eg Politics, International Relations, International Studies), Humanities, Accountancy or Business Studies. Please note this list is not exhaustive and every application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and information on English language requirements.

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I chose the University of Exeter because of its great global university ranking. The courses here are really interesting and the tutors are excellent. 

During my time here I have attended some interesting conferences that were suggested by my tutors and they have been really useful for my studies and have broadened my vision of Law.

The University of Exeter is not like other universities, it is a beautiful location without the noise of a big city. It is a great place for study.

You won’t regret it if you choose it!

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Course content

Studying a Master of Laws in International Law offers a rewarding learning experience with opportunities to deepen your understanding of international law, and to improve skills necessary at all levels of professional engagement with contemporary and future challenges of international law.

The Exeter LLM is a substantive, rigorous, and flexible programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. You will be actively encouraged to engage in discussion and debates with your peers and academic staff. 

Alongside the compulsory dissertation, you’ll choose from an array of optional modules such as Human Dignity and Human Rights in the EU, International Criminal Law and International Law of Armed Conflict. 

In order to enhance students’ research and learning experiences and to create a vibrant community of postgraduate students enrolled in this programme, students will be affiliated with one of the research centres for the duration of their programme.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

UK/EU fees per year:

£9,000 full-time; £4,500 part-time 

International fees per year:

£18,500 full-time 

Global Excellence Scholarship

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.

Please note that this scholarship isn't offered for all our masters programmes

 

 

Teaching and research

Learning and teaching

Formal teaching is delivered via weekly three-hour lectures or seminars, depending on group size. Course materials are delivered directly by academic staff, and you are encouraged to actively engage in discussions and debates. You will be in control of your own learning, appropriately supported by peers and staff including a personal tutor.

Assessment

As well as the dissertation, assessment is comprised almost entirely of extended coursework essays, with written examinations in some modules where appropriate.

Research

In addition to your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from a stimulating programme of research seminars designed to enable staff and postgraduate students to experience cutting edge research by members of the academic and legal community both within and outside of Exeter.

 

Extra-curricular activities

Formal learning is enhanced by opportunities to participate in a range of exciting extra-curricular activities including pro bono projects, internships, mooting and networking events. 

We have close and active links with Exeter Law School alumni and honorary doctorates, many of whom occupy powerful and prestigious roles in the legal community throughout the world. Where possible, we invite individuals from this community and the broader legal profession to engage with our postgraduate students, whether through research seminars or more informal events, providing you with valuable networking opportunities.

 

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Facilities

The Lasok Law Library, located in the Fourm holds in excess of 40,000 volumes and is open 24 hours a day. You can choose from diverse study spaces to suit your specific learning needs, whether dedicated quiet study, group work, or social learning over a coffee.

 Our custom-built Moot Court offers students invaluable opportunities to take part in mooting activities and is equipped with the latest technology, including high-spec video conferencing.

Careers

Employer-valued skills this course develops

The modules offered include topics you must have knowledge of in order to succeed in senior positions, whether in private practice, corporate or public employment – including international trading companies and law firms, chartering, trade, and marine insurance, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, or the Governments of EU Member States.

You will gain invaluable experience in finding out the law from the original sources; in preparing and producing extended legal writing; and in presenting a legal proposition briefly and succinctly to an audience.

Careers support

When it comes to securing a graduate level position, we enjoy extremely good relations with members of the legal profession regionally, nationally and internationally. You will be supported by the College's Employability Officer, the wide range of services offered by Career Zone and have the opportunity to meet potential employers face-to-face through our annual Law Fair, workshops and careers sessions

Graduate destinations

A degree in Law can lead to a number of exciting careers. We've included below examples of initial jobs undertaken by our Law postgraduates.

Please note that due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Job title Organisation
Attorney  Areza 

Corporate Lawyer

Benjamin Law Firm

Graduate Teaching Assistant 

Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton

Information Assistant

Euler Hermes 

Intern in Tax Law

Goldbergs 

Legal Advisor

Higher Land Court

Lawyer  Keoths Solicitors 

Lecturer in Law

Michelin 

Legal Intern

Paul Hastings 

Litigation Executive

Perfetti Van Melle

Government Lawyer

Salans and Associates LLP

Risk Analyst 

Strategy Capital

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