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University of Aberdeen: International Law with Professional Skills

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


The LLM International Law with Professional Skills offers students a comprehensive understanding of international law, incorporating discussions on recent trends and ongoing developments in the field. Tailored for individuals aspiring to become versatile international lawyers, this programme caters to various special interests such as international human rights law, environmental protection, and negotiation of trade agreements.

The LLM International Law with Professional Skills delves into a spectrum of courses tackling pressing global issues. From the pivotal role of International Law in combating international terrorism to the enforcement of international human rights and navigating the complexities of climate change legal regulations or trade negotiation, our programme offers a comprehensive range of courses.

The Professional Skills route for this degree programme means immersing yourself in an intensive course on international trade agreements designed to teach you negotiation skills. Completing this module not only gives you practical expertise but also eliminates the requirement to submit a dissertation.

The Dissertation study route delves into a deeper theoretical and academic exploration, ideal for those pursuing further education or aspiring to careers in academia. Please visit this page for more information about the LLM International Law programme option.

Equipping students with an advanced understanding of International Law, the LLM International Law with Professional Skills serves as a springboard for diverse career paths. Whether aspiring to governmental institutions, international organisations, non-governmental entities, legal firms with an international focus, or consulting roles in international law, our programme prepares students for a wide array of professional opportunities.

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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