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LLM Public International Law

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Public International Law has traditionally been concerned with the structure and behaviour of sovereign states and intergovernmental organisations.

In recent decades, however, international law has also progressively affected multinational corporations and individuals. Public international law has increased in use and relevance vastly over the twentieth century, due to a globalised world with an upsurge in global trade, environmental concerns, human rights violations, armed conflicts and a boom in global communications. You will therefore benefit from the study of law in these areas and under the direction of experts in this field.

The course offers a unique blend of delivery including guest lectures, electronic learning, lectures and seminars. 

“In a globalised world, public international law has increased in both use and relevance and our students benefit from having experts as their academics.”
​Sascha Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Head of CRoLS

Key information

Next start date:

January 2020, September 2020, January 2021, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time (September start); 16 months full-time (January start)

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by coursework culminating in your final year research project, and you will also undertake group work and written exams. The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 579kb)

Your application

This course will be suited to applicants who:

  • Have a legal background or demonstrate true passion for law
  • Are enthusiastic about issues surrounding international commerce and international legal provisions
  • Can evaluate legal situations, develop arguments and contribute to group discussions and debates
  • Are prepared to work hard to meet strict deadlines and rise to the challenge of postgraduate study.

Entry requirements

Careers

Your career prospects will be enhanced and future career paths include working in the legal profession, for government agencies, in banking and finance, in accounting and professional services, or in academia.

Our alumni’s employers include the likes of Axis Associates International Co. Ltd, the Court of Justice, Spoor & Fisher and UPTX.

All information shown has been taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) or BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes