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Law - International Law - General

An opportunity to specialise in the exciting field of International Law for great career opportunities and further study.

The LL.M. in International Law is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period. Please note: The LL.M. in International Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following:

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent

Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study International Law at Griffith?
The LL.M. in International Law programme aims to develop students' academic capabilities to their fullest, enhance their communication skills and develop their research skills, preparing them for career progression and/or laying the foundations for Ph.D. study.

Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised Master of Law degree.

Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of international law such as Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Commercial Law (depending on personal choice of modules).

Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of areas outside law including academia, journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.

A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape

All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their field.

Course Highlights
Unique international law focus
Experienced lecturers - experts in their field
Small class sizes - more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
Evening time lectures - it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

Course Deatails
The LL.M. in International Law is normally one year in duration but it is possible to split this programme over two years. The student will complete six subjects and a dissertation. In the first semester, the student will complete three mandatory subjects (including a choice of either International Commercial Law or International Human Rights Law). In the second semester, they will choose three electives. (Electives run subject to demand and at the discretion of the faculty.)

Assessment in the taught modules in semesters 1 and 2 is by way of assignments and examinations. A dissertation is completed over the summer months under the guidance of a designated supervisor.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree)or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

A copy of the timetable is available on the college website.

Please be aware that this timetable may be subject to change.

Careers or further progression

On completion of the LL.M students may decide to apply to complete a PhD in Law elsewhere. Successful completion of the LL.M can open up promotion opportunities in existing employment. Completing an LL.M provides students with the skills required to work as a researcher or legal advisor with governmental departments, NGOs or businesses. Existing legal practitioners can use their LL.M. to specialise in an area of interest.

Further enquiries

Dublin - Main Campus
+353 1 415 0400

Subjects taught

Semester One:
Public International Law
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
International Commercial Law
International and European Human Rights Law

Semester Two: Electives
International Commercial Arbitration
International Tax Law
International Financial Services Law
EU Internal Market and Competition Law
International Intellectual Property Law
Corporate Governance
International Humanitarian Law
Social and Economic Rights
International Asylum and Immigration Law
International Criminal Law
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
International Privacy and Data Protection Law
Transitional Justice and Human Rights

Semester Three: Dissertation


Validated by QQI.
NFQ Level 9.
Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

Assessment method

Assessment is by means of written assignments combined with examinations.

Application date

How to Apply
All applicants must apply online. Students are required to upload a copy of the following:
Photo I.D. (driving licence or passport)
Degree transcripts from previous studies
Module descriptors from previous studies where the degree is not of a cognate discipline

Enrolment and start dates

Intake Dates
This course will next commence September 2020.

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