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12 months

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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Law

Course type


Course Summary

The 100% online LLM International Law from the University of Sunderland is ideally suited to professionals wanting to specialise in public international law and provides you with a firm foundation in the fundamentals of the international legal system and international relations. Open to both lawyers and non-lawyers, this online Law Masters develops a comprehensive understanding of international law that will prepare you for, or further your career in a wide range of sectors and professional contexts, both nationally and internationally, including government, trade, law firms, businesses, industry associations and non-governmental organisations.


The LLM International Law Masters degree provides you with the opportunity to acquire a more sophisticated understanding of the international legal system, international law-making processes and the diverse functions of international law in contemporary society. A variety of active and innovative teaching methods combine to equip you with the vital skills of negotiation, persuasion, debating, presentation, teamwork and leadership.


The study of law requires you to be able to develop and deploy a specific skill set involving critical reading and thinking, legal research, appropriate referencing, accurate drafting, note-taking, summarisation, and time management. These skills are indispensable to the successful practice of law. Although the acquisition and honing of the jurisdiction-specific skills and knowledge that are the building blocks of legal study are practiced in other modules, this module gives you the opportunity to learn and develop these more foundational disciplinary skills in a focused and direct way.

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Entry requirements

At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree; A UK Masters degree (or international equivalent); Third-class or Ordinary undergraduate degree (without Honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of 2 years appropriate work experience; Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant professional experience.