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International Law and Security (LLM)

The course provides an overview of concepts and themes relating to the study of international security in the contemporary world, from a legal as well as an international relations point of view. It introduces both traditional and 'new' approaches to defining and conceptualising security and considers the impact of international relations theories upon the subject. It also examines key issues such as war, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, the privatisation of warfare, energy security and environmental degradation.

Entry requirements

LLM: Normally 2.1 1st degree in international relations, law or a related discipline; applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may be considered. IELTS of 6.5 overall, if 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules may include: international security; politics dissertation; individual criminal liability in international criminal law; transnational crime and counter terrorism; international dispute resolution; UN human rights law; regional human rights systems; global human rights (traditions and inspirations); critical studies on terrorism; the Middle East and terrorism; state terror; strategic intelligence studies; international security of drugs and organised crime; human rights in international relations; Russian politics and security; politics and security in South Asia; terrorism and counter-terrorism in Europe; geopolitics of natural resources; governing and securing cyber space; European Union security; explaining and understanding international politics.

Assessment methods

By assessed coursework, examination and dissertation (or research project report).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 12 Months

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