Public International Law

City University London
In Islington (England)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (England)
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Overview The Specialist LLM in Public International Law concentrates on the development of a thorough and critical understanding of Public International Law.The last decade or so has seen tremendous challenges for international law. This masters programme gives you the opportunity to trace and evaluate some of these developments and shifts in the law.A well-qualified and competent international law specialist is always highly regarded by international law practices, international organisations and public bodies.The City LLM in Public International Law takes a contemporary approach to the study of international law; you may choose from an extensive list of electives including the law of treaties, human rights, economic law, law of the sea and others.All electives adopt a curriculum that is cutting edge in its theoretical approach and a skill based methodology to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in the subject in the best manner possible.Why the City LLM in Public International Law?Be taught by serious thinkers in the field of international lawLearn in small classesBenefit from lecturers that have written respected texts and research papers in the areas you are studyingStudy in London, an international melting pot, at a School with a pedigree for high quality legal educationYou can also explore the Master of Laws that allows you to combine public international law-related modules with any other modules of your choice. The City Law School Course Fees: Full-time EU: £11,000 Part-time EU: £5,500 per year Full-time Non EU: £16,000 Part-time Non EU: £8,000 per year More...

Start Date: September 2016

January 2017 ...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Human Rights
Part Time
Full Time

Course programme

Course Content

To qualify for this specialist Master in Public International Law, you must complete a total of 180 credits.

You must complete at least 90 credits of taught modules in the specialist pathway as well as a dissertation (of either 30 or 60 credits) in the same area of specialisation.

Below are the specific modules for Public International Law:

  • Air and Space Law (30 credits)
  • Comparative Constitutional Law (30 credits)
  • International Law of the Sea (30 credits)
  • Public International Law (30 credits)
  • Law of Treaties (30 credits)
  • International Human Rights in Law and Practice (30 credits)
  • International Investment Law
  • Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in International Law (30 credits)
  • International Dispute Settlement (30 credits)
  • International Responsibility of States and International Organisations (30 credits)
  • Law of International Organisations (30 credits)
  • International Law and the Global Economy (30 credits)
  • International Criminal Law: the Practitioner Perspective (30 credits)
  • International Criminal Law: Crimes and Institutions (30 credits)
  • Law and War (30 credits)
  • World Trade Law (30 credits)

The remainder of the credits may be completed by selecting any other LLM modules of your choice.

See our full range of LLM modules here

Dissertation (incorporating research methods training)

  • 10,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) or
  • 20,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits)

Please note: Modules are offered subject to minimum numbers; where it is not possible to offer a module because of low student demand, you will be given the opportunity to write a dissertation around that subject area.

Please note that those students who start the course in January will take two (or three) taught modules in the spring term (January-April), write their dissertation over the summer, before completing the remaining taught modules in the autumn term (September – December).  Please be reassured that this structure does not disadvantage January entry students in any way; the dissertation is a separate piece of individual work, it does not directly build on the teaching and assessment which takes place on the taught modules. All students are allocated dissertation supervisors who assist students topic selection and in research methodology.

Read the full 2015 programme specification.

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Teaching and Assessment

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation.  The purpose of this is to assess a range of different skills and knowledge, as well as exposing you to different approaches.

The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

The 30 credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your...