University of Edinburgh

LLM in International Law


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM in International Law

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University of Edinburgh has been one of the leading centres for teaching and research in Public International Law since 1707, and still hosts the renowned Scottish Centre for International Law. 

The LLM in International Law provides the opportunity to study the fundamentals of international law and international relations at an advanced level and to pursue more specialised courses on issues of contemporary significance that reflect the interests and career requirements of the individual.

The programme attracts students from a vast range of countries, is taught by leading scholars in the field and is associated with a network of thought-leaders from across the globe, meaning that participants will gain a truly unique and diverse insight into this ever more popular and important field. 

It is ideally suited to those who have some education or experience in the field of international law, and provides a development opportunity for those working in, or seeking to work in legal careers within international organisations. 

You will study a total of 180 credits made up of a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits, and 120 credits of taught courses which may include topics such as: Fundamental Issues in International Law; International Criminal Law; International Environmental Law; WTO Law; History and Theory of International Law; International Climate Change Law; International Investment Law; International Law of the Sea; Diplomatic Law; Human Rights Law in Europe; Human Rights and Conflict Resolution; Inter-state Conflict and Humanitarian Law; International and European Media Law.


The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Out State Tuition (per year): The tuition fee for International students on this programme for 2017 entry is £19,300 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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