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International Law and Globalisation LLM

International Law and Globalisation LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Globalisation International Law

Course type


Course Summary

The modern world is defined by its global nature; no individual or country is left untouched by global interactions or implications. This is not just in relation to economic processes, but also critical transnational issues, such as immigration, terrorism, environmental damage and cyber security. Law is increasingly called upon to respond to these challenges in innovative and nuanced ways. This pathway will appeal to those who wish to engage with this dynamic area of international law with applications in multiple career directions. This pathway draws on our strength of research in the areas of international law, comparative law and global legal theory. You will develop a multifaceted understanding of how the international system works, but also its key modern challenges and the way law and regulation address them. There will be an opportunity to focus on critical global issues, including the flow of international trade or energy supplies, but also the globalisation of crime and terrorism and the resulting implications for human rights and international development, more generally.

This programme provides a rare set of specialised modules leaving graduates uniquely qualified for growing international employment markets. The LLM pathways enable you to develop expertise in a range of subjects. You will acquire a systematic understanding of these along with a critical appreciation of the problems that arise in these fields. You will be encouraged to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge together with a practical understanding of how established research techniques are used to create and interpret knowledge.

Our graduates move onto a diverse range of careers, with many going on to work in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs. A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.

Different course options

Full time | Edgbaston Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This course will deal with one of the most important and controversial areas of contemporary international and criminal law, international crimes. In the past fifteen years, the subject has moved from being a largely-overlooked specialism to a major area of study, and of practical relevance. This course will cover both the institutions and substantive law applicable to international crimes to give a broad introduction to this fascinating area of study. We will begin by investigating what is meant by international criminal law, what its sources are and some of the appropriate frameworks of analysis to take to international criminal law.
Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more