University of East London

Course Introduction

The course is to provide a critical appreciation of a broad range of issues relating to the theory and practice of international, transnational and comparative legal systems; it aims to promote open discussion and debate, critical analysis, research and development of changing boundaries of international law at the time of globalisation; it aims to engender excellent research and writing skills based on stronger foundations in the study of international law; the objective of the program is to promote better understanding of the dynamics of the international legal studies through law related frameworks in areas such as international legal theory, institutions, international conflicts, self determination, war crimes, human rights, development, refugees, minority rights and Islam.

Course Modules

Modules include: Current issues and research in international law; dissertation; plus options including: international environmental law; globalisation; Islamic legal cultures; Islamic legal theories; Islam and human rights; feminist legal theories; international human rights; law and development; law of the World Trade Organisation; international criminal law; the regulation of transnational corporations; law of armed conflict; international law and the use of force; international refugee law; law and policy in the Middle East; critical perspectives on terrorism; law of international finance.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2:2 Honours Degree in any subject (or recognised international equivalent). IELTs 6.5 with 6.0 in all four components.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £12,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £9,360  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £1,560  Single Module. First year home fees