Top 10 LLMs in International Law in the UK and Europe

An LLM in International Law can advance your legal career on a global scale but some courses in International Law require previous experience working in the field. 

Here’s our round up of the top 10 LLM programs in International Law available to study in the UK and Europe*.

LLM in International Law – University College London

Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time or up to 5 years on a flexible basis
Cost: £14,790 for full-time study, and £7,550 per year for part-time study UK and EU students / £21,440 for full-time and £11,030 per year for part-time international students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at University College London include topics like International and European Refugee Law and the Law of Treaties. 

LLM in Transnational Law – King’s College London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Cost: £15,000 total fees for all UK and EU students / £22,800 total fees for all international students.
What You Will Study: This course at King’s College London covers all the major aspects of Transnational Law, such as Human Rights Law, Refugee Law, International Policing and Business Law. 

LLM in International Law – University of Edinburgh

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £10,800 total fees for UK and EU students / £19,300 total fees for international students. 
What You Will Study: Topics covered at the University of Edinburgh include International Environmental Law, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, International Investment Law and International Law of the Sea. 

LLM in Public International Law – Leiden University

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: €16,800 total fees for all students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Leiden University in the Netherlands has a strong emphasis on all aspects of International Public Law and the opportunity to work with the international courts and legal organisations based in The Hague. The course is conducted in English

LLM in Public International Law – Queen Mary's University of London

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: £13,400 total fees for UK and EU students / £19,500 total fees for international students.
What You Will Study: Concentrating on the role of law in international relations this course's modules at QMUL include International Law and Indigenous Peoples and International Energy and Arbitration. 

LLM in International Law and Governance – Durham University

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: £9,345 for UK and EU students / £17,325 for international students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Durham University will cover the basic elements of International Law and have the opportunity to discuss the current issues in International Law and its governance. 

LLM in International and European Public Law – Erasmus University Rotterdam

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time. 
Cost: €2,060 total fees for EU students who qualify / €11,600 total fees for all other students. 
What You Will Study: Entry to this course at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands requires a working knowledge of the EU and the World Trade Organisation. Modules include topics such as the Economic Analysis of European Integration, Globalization and Multidimensional Legal Orders. This course is conducted in English. 

LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws – European University Institute

Duration: 1 year full time. 
Cost: No fees for EU students / €12,000 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This LLM at the European University Institute in Italy is mostly a research program with a small number of additional seminars and workshops. Areas of research can include International Humanitarian Law, Accountability of European Governance and Transnational Law and Governance. This course is conducted in English. 

LLM in International Law – Maastricht University

Duration: 2 years full time. 
Cost: €2,060 per year for EU students who qualify / €13,000 per year for all other students. 
What You Will Study: Students at Maastricht University in the Netherlands cover all aspects of International Law to prepare them for work in international organisations as well as lessons in French and another European language other than English. This course is conducted in English.

LLM in Public International Law – University of Manchester

Duration: 1 year full time or 27 months part time.
Cost: £9,500 total fees for all UK and EU students / £18,000 total fees for all international students.
What You Will Study: This LLM at the University of Manchester is a wide-ranging course that allows students to tailor their studies to their future career plans and interests. Modules include Law of Armed Conflicts and Cyber-Security and International Law.

*SOURCE: TOP UNIVERSITIES

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