You will start by considering the nature and development of the principles of international law before examining the role played by international organisations and non-governmental organisations.
You will then focus on areas that challenge the application and effectiveness of the principles of international law such as security issues and humanitarian interventions and consider international law in its wider context.
During your studies you will develop and consolidate a range of important postgraduate legal skills. Your studies will require you to critically engage with complex legal issues in the international environment. You will also learn to develop arguments based on evidence and interrogate case studies to form reasoned judgements. Throughout the module you will undertake evaluation and synthesis of new and complex concepts and information within an international and multidisciplinary environment. You will learn to communicate your findings and conclusions effectively. You will also develop your ability to undertake independent learning and research and analyse complex issues systematically and creatively.
You can take this module on its own or as part of our Master of Laws qualification.
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- In this module you will examine some of the key challenges to the operation of international law in a contemporary setting. You will consider the evolution of the international legal system and the broader context in which it operates, including its contribution to the development of the international community. You then focus on emerging issues.
- The nature and effectiveness of the protection of the individual, in the context of humanitarian interventions and human rights, are considered as is the increasing significance of a range of security issues affecting the national and international community. You also explore the development of the concept of individual criminal responsibility and issues of accountability of individuals in an international context.
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- 6 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations International Law Legal Studies View 11 other Short Courses in International Law in United Kingdom
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- To register for this module you must have an honours degree from a UK university or equivalent. Various higher education and professional qualifications are considered equivalent to an honours degree. If you hold a qualification that you believe is an equivalent level to a UK honours degree or if you lack formal academic qualifications but have relevant work experience, please speak to an adviser.
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International2075 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2075 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.
National2075 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2075 GBP for the full programme during 6 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.