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Law - International & Comparative Law

The LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection on, different aspects of international law and comparative law. This programme is delivered over one academic year. Students are examined in six modules and complete a research dissertation of up to 25,000 words on an approved theme relating to some aspect of international and comparative law to be submitted by 29th June 2018.

Entry requirements

Applications are therefore invited from well-qualified graduates who hold a very good Honors Bachelor degree in law or in a law-based interdisciplinary programme.
Applications will also be considered from exceptional graduates in related disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences who can convincingly demonstrate that their studies have fully prepared them for the LLM.

Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter admission to the various LLM programmes is at the absolute discretion of the School of Law, which will decide on questions of admission having regard to a wide range of academic criteria, including the quality of the individual application and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LLM class of the highest possible academic calibre. Admission requirements may vary from programme to programme and from year to year.


1 Year(s) Full Time

Further enquiries

Course Director

Professor Blanaid Clarke
Course Email

Subjects taught

The modules offered might typically include the following:

The modules offered might typically include the following:
African Human Rights Law, Chinese Legal System in Comparative Perspective
Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory, Comparative Elements of Unfair Competition and Trademark Law, Comparative Product Liability: Common Law, EU and US Perspectives, Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market: Law, Policy and Business Practices, Contemporary Issues in International Law, Corporate Governance in the EU, Digital Technologies, Privacy and Security of Information
Energy Law and Policy in the EU, Essential and Emerging Technologies - International and European Law, EU Aviation Law, EU Consumer Law, EU Employment Law, Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Law, Globalisation and the Law ,Human Rights in the European Union, International and European Copyright Law and Policy, International Aviation Law, International Business Tax Law, International Criminal Evidence, International Criminal Law, International Dispute Resolution, International Economic Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Trade Law, Islamic Law, Judicial Review and Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Law and Bioethics, Patent Law in the Globalized World, Principles of Commercial Arbitration, Theoretical and Comparative Criminal Law, Transitional Justice

The Law School reserves the right to vary the above list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that modules are offered in one semester only and timetabling considerations may also restrict choice. Further information on the precise modules available in a given year is available on the LLM website

Application date

Closing Date 31 May 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2017

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