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Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law by Distance Learning

Get ahead with a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM in international law [Distance Learning].

Course start date: 13th September 2019 (Application deadline: 1st September 2019). Delivered by tutored distance learning

De Montfort University

Fantastic programme with helpful and approachable tutors

Dr H. Solomonides, DMU LLM distance learning graduate

One of these unique programmes will enable you to:

  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the 'accelerated route' and complete the LLM in 15 months
  • Achieve the level you choose – postgraduate certificate and diploma levels also available


The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 13th-15th September 2019, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2019 through to the end of December 2019 and is assessed by written coursework.

From January to December 2020, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).

In the second year, January to December 2020, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue.

See this year's modules.

Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.

Core Module

International Law

Optional Modules

· International Humanitarian Law
· International Law
· The Protection of Refugees in International Law
· European E-Commerce Law
· International Environmental Law
· European Convention on Human Rights
· Law of International Trade
· EU Competition Law
· Private International Law

And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting a more specialised pathway. See the flexible study box for more information.


The LLM Law and LLM International Law courses form part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School. If you wish to study a more specialised pathway, you may choose to study one of the following LLMs instead:

• LLM International Human Rights Law
• LLM Medical Law and Ethics
• LLM Sports Law and Practice
• LLM Business / International Business Law
• LLM Environmental Law and Practice
• LLM Food Law
• LLM Employment Law and Practice

For full information on these pathways, please go to: or call: +44 (0)20 7017 4483.

The learning experience at De Montfort University was positive and has served as a significant resource in my career and personal growth

G. Hayburn, DMU LLM distance learning graduate

Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2019 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2019. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2020).

This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.

The courses have been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. The courses are particularly suited to:

• Lawyers
• Accountants
• Managers
• Finance Directors
• HR Professionals
• Company Secretaries
• Owner Managers

and will be relevant to those involved in the fields of: Medical Law and Ethics; International Human Rights Law; Business Law; Food Law; Employment Law; Environmental Law and Sports Law.

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The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 13th, 14th and 15th September 2019 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that there are up to four further optional one-day study days (on Saturdays) per year of study. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of option modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. Other study days concentrate on tutorial work in the Core Module and chosen subjects and students have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, discuss the course and be involved in specialist debate and analysis on specific areas of relevant law.

The LLM has given me a greater depth of knowledge of my work and increased my confidence to be able to take on greater responsibilities.

F. Wright, DMU LLM distance learning graduate

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application as places are limited.

Apply online here