The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
International Law with International Relations LLM
Why study International Law with International Relations?
Despite their close relationship, international law and international relations have traditionally been taught as discrete subjects. This LLM programme is based on a recognition of the need to allow each discipline to be informed by the other. The programme covers the general methods, scope and theories of international law, international humanitarian law and international relations.
The objective of the programme is to provide a detailed understanding of the role, potential and limitations of public international law in international affairs. For some, this will enable an undergraduate specialisation to be developed. For others, it will enable knowledge of other fields to be applied to international law and international relations.
The programme’s interdisciplinary approach is particularly suited to those involved with, or hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, foreign affairs departments and international law firms.
Study in Brussels
This LLM programme is offered at both the Canterbury campus and Brussels campus of the University of Kent.
It is also possible to study this programme at both the Canterbury and Brussels campuses - spending one term at each campus before returning to the designated 'home' campus of your choice to complete the dissertation. Please contact us to discuss this 'split site' option in more detail.
The programme is divided between taught modules and a dissertation. Full-time students must follow six modules during the first two terms, divided into three complementary components. There are two required modules on general public international law, two required modules on human rights and international criminal law, and two optional modules on international relations.
A supervised dissertation is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. This is supported by a module on research methodology and legal writing skills, delivered during the final six-week term.
Download the 2012-13 Module Guide for more information about taught postgraduate modules offered at Kent Law School*.
General enquiries can be sent to the Kent Law School Postgraduate Office, or for study at Brussels to:
Brussels School of International Studies
University of Kent at Brussels
Boulevard de la Pleine 5
Tel.: +32 2 6411721
Academic related issues should be addressed to:
Ms Sian Lewis-Anthony
Kent Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NS
Tel: + 44 (0)1227 824509
*Whilst every effort is made to offer the law modules listed, unavailability of staff, low student demand and unforeseen circumstances may necessitate the cancellation of a module.