This programme is designed to equip students with a general yet comprehensive education in a range of areas within international law; part 1: taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and involves the study of 120 credits and represents 50 per cent of the final mark; part 2: the dissertation is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September, on successful completion of part 1. Part 1: taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. Part 2: the dissertation is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken on successful completion of part 1. The Dissertation of approximately 20,000 words in length, and will focus on a legal topic reflecting students' specialised interests.
A 2.2 LLB single and joint Honours degree and in related subjects such as accountancy, finance, banking and management studies, politics, international relations and the social sciences are accepted. Applicants with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration. International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score; internet-based TOEFL/IBT: 85.
Compulsory modules: legal research methods; public international law; dissertation on any topic within international law; plus 4 from: international criminal law; international human rights law; children's rights in domestic and international law; European human rights law; European Union internal markets law; competition law; global trade law; comparative corporate governance; international banking law; international commercial arbitration; intellectual property law; international law of armed conflict; dealing with the legacies of the past.
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