SOAS University of London

School of Law

LLM in International Law

duration:
One calendar year (full-time)
Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only)
We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Fees 2016/17

UK/EU fees:
£13,230
Overseas fees:
£18,550

This is a Band 5 fee. The fees are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. Further details can be found in the Fees and Funding tab on this page or in the Registry Postgraduate Tuition Fees page

2016 Entry requirements

  • Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law

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Overview

Start of programme: September intake only

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (which must be from your chosen specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation.

The dissertation must be linked to a module offered at SOAS itself, and attendance on the module will be treated as being part of the process of supervision. With permission of the LLM tutor, students will be entitled to select one complementary subject or the equivalent from comparable Master’s module at SOAS including appropriate language modules. A complementary subject may be chosen in substitution for either a full or a half-subject.

Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission by during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary according to the extent to which the research component of each module is to be stressed. It is expected that all students will graduate with an LLM in law.

It is possible, however, for students wishing to graduate with a ‘specialist’ degree, to do so by way of opting to take three or more modules from the relevant subject groupings below. In each case, the student must undertake a dissertation in that subject grouping.

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Structure

Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least three (3.0) of the four (4.0) units within their chosen specialism, including the dissertation. The assessment of one of the chosen full units (within the LLM specialism) will be by means of a 15,000 word dissertation. The fourth unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules or the following modules associated with the International Law specialisation:

Please note: Not all modules listed will be available every year. Please see the individual module page for information.

Full Module Units (1.0)
Half Module Units (0.5)
Dissertation (1.0)

The dissertation module unit forms part of the required three (3.0) units within the chosen LLM specialism. Please see the dissertation module units below. You will need to attend the teaching on the module and then submit a dissertation in place of the module method of assessment. 

ModuleCodeUnit valueTermAvailability
Chinese Constitutionalism 15PLAH043 0.5 Unit Term 2
Climate Change and Energy Law and Policy 15PLAC154 1 Unit Full Year
Colonialism, Empire and International Law 15PLAH025 0.5 Unit Term 1
Foundations of Comparative Law 15PLAH031 0.5 Unit Term 1
Foundations of International Law 15PLAH021 0.5 Unit Term 1
Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law 15PGNH005 0.5 Unit Term 2
Human Rights in The Developing World 15PLAC111 1 Unit Full Year
International Commercial and Investment Arbitration 15PLAC153 1 Unit Full Year
Law, Environmental and Sustainable Development in a Global Context 15PLAC118 1 Unit Full Year
The Law of Armed Conflict 15PLAH022 0.5 Unit Term 2
International Labour Law and Equality Rights 15PLAC169 1 Unit Full Year
International Protection of Human Rights 15PLAC119 1 Unit Full Year
Justice, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Post Conflict Societies 15PLAC123 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Human Rights in China 15PLAH054 0.5 Unit Term 1
Law and Natural Resources 15PLAC126 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals 15PLAH026 0.5 Unit Term 2
Law, Human Rights and Peace Building: The Israeli-Palestinian Case 15PLAC133 1 Unit Full Year
Law and Society in Southeast Asia 15PLAH049 0.5 Unit Term 1
Multinational Enterprises and The Law 15PLAC140 1 Unit Full Year
International Criminal Law 15PLAH055 0.5 Unit Term 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fees

Full details of postgraduate tuition fees can be found on the Registry's Postgraduate Tuition Fees page.

This is a Band 5 tuition fee.

The fees below are per academic year. Please note that fees go up each year. 

Full-time Part-time 2 YearsPart-time 3 YearsLLM only 4 Years                     
UK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas StudentsUK/EU StudentsOverseas Students
£13,230 £18,550 £6,615 £9,275 £4,410 £6,183 £3,308 £4,638
Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2016-02-12 00:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2016-01-29 17:00

Santander Taught Master’s Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2016-02-24 17:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

Application Deadline: 2016-02-22 17:00

The Cultures of Resistance Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2016-02-24 17:00

The Prospect Burma - Hla Pe Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2016-02-24 17:00

William Ross Murray Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2016-02-24 17:00

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

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