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LL.M. in International Law

LL.M. in International Law


An opportunity to specialise in the exciting field of International Law for great career opportunities and further study

The LL.M. in International Law is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period. Please note: The LL.M. in International Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following:

2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent ​

Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.

Why Study International Law at Griffith?

The LL.M. in International Law programme aims to develop students' academic capabilities to their fullest, enhance their communication skills and develop their research skills, preparing them for career progression and/or laying the foundations for Ph.D. study.

  • Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised Master of Law degree.
  • Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of international law such as Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Commercial Law (depending on personal choice of modules).
  • Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of areas outside law including academia, journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.
  • A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape
  • All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their field.

Course Highlights

  • Unique international law focus
  • Experienced lecturers - experts in their field
  • Small class sizes - more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
  • Evening time lectures - it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments

Intake Dates

This course will next commence October 2020.

What our students say


"The LLM in International Law, was one of the hardest but most rewarding experiences I have had. Since I started University in Venezuela, my dream was always to study this area of law and then gain the necessary qualification to be able to work in an NGO that promotes Human Right causes. Luckily, I can now say that I have accomplished both. The LLM definitely helped me with my research and writing skills. It improved my time management skills and it allowed me to better understand the Irish Legal system. But most importantly it gave me the possibility to learn, critically analyse and discuss topics of International Law that are currently being debated in the world. This LLM opened a great door for my professional career and I am now working in New Communities Partnership, a national organisation that supports the integration of migrant individuals and groups in Ireland." 

Angelisa Zerpa
LLM in International Law

"The LL.M. at Griffith College Dublin was extremely beneficial to me, both on an academic and work related basis. Griffith College Dublin’s LL.M. provided me with the opportunity to work full time and to comfortably complete a full-time course in one year. The lecturers were extremely helpful and enthusiastic about the course material. The course work required a higher level of diligence and commitment than the level 8 LL.B. Degree, which combined with the dissertation portion of the course, further developed my research and legal writing skills to be adapted to my own work environment and my pursuit of further academic study".

Danielle Crowley
LL.M. International Law 2016

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