How does international law peacefully resolve disputes? What role do various international organisations play in the shaping and operation of international law? How does international law play a role in current events?
In an increasingly globalised world, international law is a vibrant and fast-moving area of law. Our LLM International Law offers the opportunity to study across a wide range of modules in the areas of Public International Law, Human Rights, Commercial, Trade and Maritime law. You will learn about the foundations of the international legal system, and you will examine theoretical perspectives and the practice of its institutions and processes, while specialising in particular areas.
Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to study key areas, including but not limited to:
- Public International Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Law of the Sea
- Carriage of Goods by Sea
- Financing International Trade
- Commercial Conflict of Laws
You will be able to tailor your postgraduate degree to your interests with our range of optional modules, and at the end of your degree you will be awarded one of the following qualifying titles depending on your module choices: LLM International Law, LLM International Law (with Human Rights), LLM International Law (with Business Law).
Our law course will develop your intellectual and critical faculties, encourage you to think independently and teach you to present rational, coherent and accurate arguments orally and in writing. It will provide you with an excellent foundation for any career.
At Essex we specialise in Business law, Public law, and Human Rights law and practice. We are 3rd in the UK for research power in law (THE research power measure, REF2021) and are 47th for Law in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
This course is also available on a part-time basis.