LLM Law - International Law and International Relations

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available LLM
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study requires daytime, weekday attendance
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

At a critical time in history, our LLM in International Law and International Relations provides you with an opportunity to engage in an exciting area of law that is complex and constantly evolving – and graduate to meet an increasing demand for expert lawyers that can embrace the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly interdependent and turbulent world.

Our LLM programmes, including the LLM in International Law and International Relations, are well-respected by leading law firms*, international businesses, international and non-governmental organisations. This programme is a specialist course that will enable you to combine units provided by both the Law School and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies to create an exceptional programme of study.

Choosing the LLM in International Law and International Relations will see you challenged and inspired by world-leading academics from the Centre for International Law on an LLM that encourages an integrated theoretical and interdisciplinary approach to issues of international security and governance.

The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum they deliver makes our graduates stand out - able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of sectors. You will build a deep understanding of how one discipline informs the other and graduate with expert knowledge in fields integral to international law and international relations.

Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.

*Ranked #4 in UK for most graduate trainees recruited by top law firms (Chambers Student Guide 2019)

This programme will be covered in our Law LLM webinar during our virtual open week. Register today.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£10,900
UK: part-time (two years)
£5,450
Overseas: full-time
£20,900

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2022/23

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 10% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2022/23 

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages. This includes information about the Law School’s Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes. Our exciting range of optional units reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.

You will choose two 30-credit Law School units from a list of options, along with three 20-credit units from the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (120 credit points in total). You will also complete a 10,000 to 15,000 word, 60-credit dissertation. In consultation with the programme director and based on your proposed area of specialisation, you have the choice to take the dissertation in either school, with a supervisory decision being made in December.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in International Law and International Relations.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law. Applicants who do not have a law degree but have obtained a 2.1 in at least three modules/units related to law/international relations can be considered. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (this should be an official English translation if the original is not in English).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

Graduating from a world-leading law school* will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching in this programme will develop and deepen your understanding of international law and international relations, whilst building many transferable skills.

This LLM can provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers - or boost the prospects for those already working in related fields. This LLM will also be of interest to recent graduates in law, policy, politics, sociology and other cognate fields, or as a first, solid step towards a research career.  

Please visit our Careers and Employability web page for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.

*A top 50 Law School (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)

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Expected application closure date

Overseas applicants: 29 July 2022.
Home applicants: 12 August 2022.
 
Places are limited and allocated on a continuous basis from October 2021 until all places are filled. Early applications are advised to avoid disappointment.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 41649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

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REF 2014 results

  • Law:
  • 41% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 14% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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