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Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 17-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

17-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

The Public International Law module gives you a solid understanding of public international law within its political context. The module begins by exploring the sources of international law and its key actors. You will also study areas such as dispute settlement techniques, the use of force or international criminal law, and the critical interplay between law and politics. The Private International Law module focuses on the rules of private international law as they operate in England and Wales. You will receive a thorough grounding in the basic concepts, and then move on to consider the law on connecting factors and the rules on jurisdiction within common law and as they operate under European legislation. In addition, the module includes study of the relevant choice of law rules in contract and tort, and examination of the various legal regimes that provide for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements. Both modules are assessed by written coursework. In addition, you will study two modules of your choice from the wide range that is available.

Why choose this course?

In the twenty-first century, global travel, instant communication and cutting-edge technology have made the world a much smaller place than it ever has been. In this context, a comprehensive understanding of international law is vitally important for anyone wishing to pursue a legal career. Taught by specialists in their field, and continually reviewed to ensure it is up to date and relevant, the LLM International Law will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for your career, whether you choose to follow a professional, commercial, business or an academic route. Successful completion will ensure you have a well-rounded knowledge of international law, whether from a state, public perspective (often political and controversial), or with an individual, private focus. If you wish, you can combine a similar pathway, and graduate with a named joint pathway. In addition, you may wish to complement the subject areas on this course with our co-curricular programme, which will further enhance your skills.

What will I study?

A variety of active and innovative teaching methods combine to equip you with vital skills of negotiation, persuasion, debating, presentation, teamwork and leadership. Class seminars are supported by group work, role plays and debates, to enable students to pool resources and work collectively on problem solving. Independent study is, of course, a vital part of your degree, and the written assignments will enable you to consolidate and deepen your knowledge and to apply what you have learnt to real-world situations. A peer support and mentoring scheme is also available, for ongoing advice and support, as well as to offer further opportunities to develop mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills.

Careers

The LLM International Law degree will open a wide range of doors into a very exciting future. Whether you wish to follow a path within the public sector, into international business, civil society, academia or even research, your University of Hertfordshire degree will stand you in good stead!

Modules

The module aims to place public international law within its political context. You will begin the course by exploring the sources of international law as well as its key actors, Institutions and dispute settlement techniques. Throughout the course, you will focus on a number of substantive areas with particular currency, such as for instance, the use of force or international criminal law and you will reflect on the critical interplay between law and politics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£13,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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