Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

LLM International Law and Global Governance

Programme code:LLM-LAW/IGGFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ilaria Zavoli Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Upper second class degree in law or equivalent (including suitably qualified non-law graduates).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should be able to:

Understand and apply complex rules of International Law to novel problems and real-world and hypothetical scenarios;

Critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning International Law;

Undertake independent research and construct legal argument in the appropriate form; and

Work independently to prescribed timescales, including contributing in seminar discussions to the critical evaluation of issues relating to International Law.

The distinctiveness of the programme lies in its coherent provision of postgraduate level study in the area of International Law. Students on this programme will develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning international law.

Further, the development of research skills in public international law is central to the design of the programme, in particular the module concerning 'Legal Research Skills'. Successful completion of this module will ensure that students have the necessary research skills in international law to work independently and effectively on their research projects (in particular in the context of the dissertation).

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5780MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
LAW5866MGlobal Governance through Law30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 75 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5146MInternational Criminal Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5301MSecurity, Conflict and Justice30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5345MAlternative Dispute Resolution15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5355MEnvironmental Law15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5362MComparative Human Rights Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5386MGlobalisation and Crime15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5401MInequalities, Law and Justice30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5406MTheories of Social Justice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5562MInternational Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5613MInternational Tax Law and Policy30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5645MThe International Law of Foreign Investment15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5655MWorld Trade Organisation Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5830MInternational Economic Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5861MInternational Human Rights30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5862MHuman Rights and Disabled People 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED5564MCounterterrorism15 creditsNot running in 202324

Last updated: 22/08/2023 13:42:37


Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2019