|Location||United Kingdom, (Main Site)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
One academic reference must be sent
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
International Law examines the rules and principles which govern the
relations and dealings between nation states. The programme allows
students to explore the primary sources of international law,
including customary law and conventional law as well as treaties.
This programme will appeal to those wishing to pursue a career with
an international organisation such as the UN and those involved in the
legal and diplomatic relations between nation states.
The programme will encourage students to
understand the relationship between nation states as well as the
duties imposed on nations with respect to individuals. Such duties
include the right to respect international human rights and the
general right of an individual to receive justice to an international
standard. The jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice will
be examined along with the place and role of the United Nations.
Students can expect to study areas such as:
- International Human Rights Law
- International Law in the Contemporary World Arena
They can then choose from further options such as:
- Children’s Rights
- Criminal Evidence and Inference
- Human Rights in Europe
- International Criminal Law
- International Environmental Law
- Law of Diplomatic Relations
- Prisoners’ Rights
- War, Law and Morality
- Gender and International Law
After success in these modules and in research skills and research
design, students proceed to complete a research dissertation on a
chosen subject relevant to the programme.
Future prospects include work as international lawyers or with
employment in international institutions or academia.
Graduates may enter employment, or achieve promotion, within
international or regional organisations specialising in human rights,
or aid and development; governmental or non-governmental
organisations, or charities.