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International, Environmental And Space Law

6 months
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About

The International, Environmental And Space Law module at The Open University UK focuses on the institutions and governance of international, environmental and space law, and explores issues of fairness, justice, voice and the challenges that arise from the changing nature of international governance.

Overview

You'll develop your understanding of the transition of international law into global governance. You'll study humanity’s impact on the global and outer space environment, and the governance mechanisms designed to manage that impact. You'll also learn about what the law means for you individually and for the societies in which we live, as well as recognise where international law and policy is failing to protect the vulnerable or to enable social justice, equality, and equity in the global society.

Teaching and assessment

Support from your tutor

Throughout your International, Environmental And Space Law module at The Open University UK  studies, you’ll get help and support from your assigned module tutor. They will help you by:

  • marking your assignments (TMAs) and providing detailed feedback for you to improve.
  • guiding you to additional learning resources.
  • providing individual guidance, whether that is for general study skills or specific module content.
  • facilitating online discussions between your fellow students, in the dedicated module and tutor group forums.

Programme Structure

The module is divided into the following nine units and they all highlight the issues of participation, fairness, and justice in the global order:

  • Unit 1: You'll learn about the foundations of the international system, the sources of international law, and the key actors.
  • Unit 2: The focus is on the Global North-South divide, beginning with the impact of colonialism and the acquisition of territory by European powers. It will highlight the inequalities of the international system and the challenges that face the Global South.
  • Unit 3: You'll focus on international governance through treaties exploring the governance of climate change from the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the Paris Climate change conference and beyond.
  • Unit 4: You'll explore the place of international courts in the international system and the change that they have brought to the way that the international system is governed.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are new to study at university level, or are returning after some time, we recommend that you first study an OU level 1 law module such as Criminal law and the courts (W111) or Civil justice and tort law (W112), unless you are a graduate entry student.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1614 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1614 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    1614 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1614 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.

Funding

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