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 2017/18

UK/EU fees:
£13,890
Overseas fees:
£19,475

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. 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

2017 Entry requirements

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

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Overview

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme, but have the option of pursuing a specialised LLM.

Each LLM student is required to successfully complete four (4.0) units of coursework and a 12,000 word dissertation on a topic related to his or her specialisation. 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. Year-long modules are worth 1.0 unit, while single-term modules are worth 0.5 units. A student will thus complete between four and eight taught modules during his or her LLM programme.

Examinations for all taught modules will be held in May/June of each year and the dissertation will be due for submission during September of the final year of registration. The assessment for each module may vary.

It is expected that all students will graduate with an LLM in law. A student who wishes to graduate with a specialised LLM is required to take at least three (3.0) units and write their dissertation, which will be worth two (2.0) units, within their chosen specialisation. The fourth (4.0) unit can be taken outside of the LLM specialism or, with the LLM tutor’s permission, outside of the School of Law.

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Structure

Students must take modules to a total value of 180, consisting of a dissertation (60 credits) and 120 credits of taught modules. Taught modules are worth either 15 or 30 credits.

Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least 60 credits associated with his or her specialised LLM, a further 30 credits within the School of Law (General Law Postgraduate Taught Module List), and a final 30 unit which can either be taken within the School of Law or from the Language Open Options or Non-Language Open Options pages with the LLM Programme Convenor’s permission. The dissertation topic will be undertaken within the LLM specialisation.

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

Specialism Module List (at least 60 credits to be taken)
Module Code Credits Term Availability
Anatomy of a Human Rights Emergency: Case Study of Darfur 15PLAH060 15 Term 2
Climate Change and Energy Law and Policy 15PLAC154 30 Full Year
Colonialism, Empire and International Law 15PLAH025 15 Term 2
Foundations of Comparative Law 15PLAH031 15 Term 1
Foundations of International Law 15PLAH021 15 Term 2
Gender, Sexuality and Law: Selected Topics 15PLAH061 15 Term 2
Gender, Sexuality and Law: Theories and Methodologies 15PLAH062 15 Term 1
Gender, Armed Conflict and International Law 15PGNH005 15 Term 2
Human Rights of Women 15PLAH065 15 Term 2
International Criminal Law 15PLAH055 15 Term 2
International Protection of Human Rights 15PLAC119 30 Full Year
International Refugee and Migration Law 15PLAH057 15 Term 1
Justice, Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Societies 15PLAH040 15 Full Year
Law, Environmental and Sustainable Development in a Global Context 15PLAC118 30 Full Year
Law and Natural Resources 15PLAC126 30 Full Year
Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals 15PLAH026 15 Term 2
Law, Human Rights and Peace Building: The Israeli-Palestinian Case 15PLAC133 30 Full Year
Law and Society in Southeast Asia 15PLAH049 15 Term 1
Law, Rights & Social Change 15PLAH064 15 Term 2
Law, Rights and Society in Taiwan 15PLAH058 15 Term 2
Multinational Enterprises and The Law 15PLAC140 30 Full Year
The Law of Armed Conflict 15PLAH022 15 Term 1
General Law Postgraduate Module List

An additional 30 credits must be taken from this list or the Specialism Module List above

Language Open Options or Non-Language Open Options

A final 30 credits must be taken from these lists or from the General Law Postgraduate Module List above or from the Specialism Module List.

Dissertation

Dissertation (12,000 words), on a topic related to the specialism of the degree

Module Code Credits Term Availability
LLM Dissertation in Law 15PLAD178 60 Full Year

 

This is the structure for 2017/18 applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Faculty.

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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.

Fees for 2017/18 entrants. 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
£13,890 £19,475 £6,945 £9,738 £4,630 £6,492 £3,473 £4,869
Scholarships
Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2017-01-31 17:00

Felix Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2017-01-31 17:00

John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2017-02-22 17:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

Application Deadline: 2017-02-22 17:00

The Prospect Burma Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2017-02-22 17:00

William Ross Murray Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2017-02-22 17:00

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

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