The University of Sussex

International Law

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Rank: 40 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: -

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International law is an exciting and ever changing area of law. You’ll study international law from a theoretical perspective, helping you to understand and contextualise the law and the international legal system. You’ll learn from today’s leading lawyers – our world-leading research underpins our teaching – and gain a strong basis in the foundations of international law and the international legal system. You’ll have the opportunity to explore specialist areas of the law that seek to regulate, for example:

  • the use of force
  • armed conflict
  • international crimes and terrorism
  • human rights and human migration
  • the protection of the environment.
Sussex Law School provides an international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge. We’ll also prepare you for your future career – our courses have skills training at their core, enabling you to approach legal problems logically.


Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Your qualification should be in law or a relevant subject such as economics, finance, international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology. You may still be considered for the course if you have a qualification in a different subject area. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each component)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Sussex.

About this university

International students

Students travel from some 120 countries to study at the university and make up around one quarter of all students. There are English language courses on offer for students to whom English isn’t a first language while an International Summer School is operated in July to provide future students with an intensive course. The International Student Services departments (ISS) is also responsible for trips to prominent sights and locations around the country as well as organising cultural events and activities. The university is also a member of the Erasmus program and has a number of partnerships with other international universities such as the University of California. Student’s life outside the classroom can be organised through the Students’ Union. Their services start from arrival at the university with their Fresher’s Week when volunteers in red tops are available to help new arrivals settle in. There are also regular events to attend and plenty of information available. The union operates two bars, the East Slope Bar and Falmers Bar as well as the Falmer House common room and The Globe, a bar in central Brighton. There is also a student union shop within Falmer House and a co-operative supermarket in Bramber House. There is a student run newspaper, called The Badger, which is issued weekly while there is also a radio station and a university TV station. There is also opportunities for volunteering and charity work as well as media and arts clubs and organisations. For students interested in sports, there is no shortage of different ones on offer from team sports such as basketball and cricket to racquet sports, outdoor pursuits, martial arts and individual sports such as archery and swimming.

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