With globalisation, international law is becoming increasingly important and this course prepares you for a future career in the international arena. Our LLM is one of the oldest and most popular courses in international law in London. It attracts students from every nationality and background, not only those who have previously studied law, but also those with a degree in political science, international relations, or another relevant discipline. This creates a uniquely vibrant and stimulating learning environment in which to study International Law.
The LLM International Law at Westminster Law School is taught in our central London campus, just a short distance from most major British institutions and international organisations. The Course can be taken full-time or part-time, and we have both a September and a January start each year.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Please note that option modules are subject to student demand and staffing availability, therefore not all modules will necessarily be offered in the same academic year.
Postgraduate Dissertation in International Law
Public International Law
International Criminal Law
International and European Refugee Law
International Energy and Climate Change Law
International Humanitarian Law
International Human Rights Law
International Law and Development
International Law of the Sea
Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes
United Nations Law
You should hold a good Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK institution), with an average of 55 per cent or above in Law, Social Science, International Relations or a related subject.
Applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional experience in the relevant field or related professional qualifications may be considered.
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.
LLM International Law graduates have worked for organisations such as Amnesty International, the United Nations, EU organisations, law and consultancy firms such as Deloitte, professional associations like the European Banking Federation, or in legal departments within governments.
After being awarded the LLM, some graduates have undertaken further academic study by doing a research (PhD) degree.
Career development centre
Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.
With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.
In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.
As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
We can help you:
find work placements related to your course,
find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
market yourself effectively to employers,
write better CVs and application forms,
develop your interview and enterprise skills,
plan your career with our careers consultants,
meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.