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International Law

The programme reflects the breadth of contemporary international law, addressing issues as diverse as world trade disputes, United Nations peacekeeping, international human rights litigation, state responsibility and criminal trials before international courts.

**Academic contact: christian.tams@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

If you want to increase your horizons to an international platform and look beyond domestic legal orders, this LLM is ideal for you.

You will be taught by a team that truly understands international issues, with staff drawn from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Greece and Uzbekistan.

We offer excellent facilities including our dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.

Guest speaker presentations and other extra-curricular events round off the academic programme, and allow you to engage with current debates.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (plus one other) and to submit a dissertation as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching.

**Courses**
- Advanced introduction to international criminal law

- Advanced introduction to the law of the United Nations

- Foundations of international law (normally compulsory)

- International and European human rights law

- International courts and tribunals

- International trade law

- International investment law

- International law and international economic governance.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international law. The days in which international law was treated as an 'extra' are long gone. Lawyers pursuing ambitious careers will now inevitably have to deal with rules of international provenance, in fields as diverse as human rights or investment protection. You will be well placed for roles in law firms, international institutions, government departments and non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

LLM: A 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in law or other subject with at least 50% of the credits in law.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):
overall score 6.5
no sub-test less than 6.5
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 23
Listening:23
Speaking: 23
Writing: 24
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 176
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (plus one other) and to submit a dissertation as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching.

Courses:
Advanced introduction to international criminal law
Advanced introduction to the law of the United Nations law
Foundations of international law (normally compulsory)
International and European human rights law
International courts and tribunals
International trade law
International investment law
International law and international economic governance
International tax law.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 889 (Credit) England 24 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 889 (Credit) Scotland 24 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 889 (Credit) EU 24 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 889 (Credit) Wales 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 17,900 (Year 1) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
LLM Part-time September 2019 889 (Credit) Northern Ireland 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 8,000 (Year 1) England 12 Months

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