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International Law, Short Course

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  • 11 days
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University rank #346 (QS) Online
This International Law course at SOAS University of London provides students with a basic understanding of international law, focusing on foundational structures that are necessary to engage with any international legal issue
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Overview

In addition students are introduced to a number of contemporary problems of world order that require the application of the foundational rules and structures to develop awareness of both the limitations and potential of international law as a tool for change.

Students will leave the International Law course at SOAS University of London with the capacity to address international legal problems with confidence as well as awareness of specific contemporary issues and how international law is dealing with emergent and on-going concerns including: the relationship between business and human rights; refugees; technology; feminism; and the use of force outside of the collective security structures. 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding of the foundations of international law, including the sources of international law, statehood, state immunity, and state responsibility for breaches of international obligations;
  • Capacity for critical interrogation of specific regimes within international law, in particular international environmental law; law of the sea; international human rights law; international criminal law; and collective security structures;
  • Ability to reflect and engage with the spaces for transformation of international law to address persistent inequalities within the global order. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
    • Duration description

      29 June - 10 July 

  • Credits
    15 alternative credits

    This course is worth 15 credits in the UK system. 15 credits is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sources of international law
  • Subjects of international law
  • Jurisdiction and Immunities
  • State responsibility
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    93

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    583

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General Requirements

  • A university student or a graduate at the time of attending. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
  • Participants must be 18 or over at the time of attendance.
  • Fluency in English language is recommended for non-credit courses, but essential for SOAS Accredited courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
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