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University of Aberdeen: International and Comparative Law

Institution University of Aberdeen
Department School of Law View department profile
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


Our LLM International and Comparative Law at Aberdeen offers a range of courses in both public and private international law, which enable you to develop your expertise in your chosen area. The courses allow you to undertake advanced study of international law and the contemporary challenges it engages.

Our LLM International and Comparative Law will provide you with an advanced knowledge of general public and private international law, both of which are vital subjects for pursuing a career in international organisations, international courts and tribunals, and international legal practice, among others.

The programme aims to sharpen your ability to critically gauge how international law needs to adapt to a fast-changing world and how it should respond to current international crises.

This programme was designed in consultation with a range of external practitioners and academics within the field of International Law as well as teaching staff from the University. This additional input ensures that the programme is aligned to industry competencies and needs which, in turn, will improve your career prospects.

We are ranked Top 10 in the UK for Law (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024). The School of Law is ranked 5th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022).


Study at a Top 10 UK Law School (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). 

Law was a foundation discipline of the University of Aberdeen when it was established in 1495. Today the Law School is considered one of the UK’s elite training grounds for lawyers - and there’s no substitute for experience. We are ranked 5th in the UK of 105 Law Schools for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022.

We teach a broad cohort of around 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students representing 40 nationalities.  The University has a student population of around …

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