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Exploring the Boundaries of International Law, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The Exploring the Boundaries of International Law programme delivered by The Open University UK considers the complexities of international law in the twenty-first century by exploring the evolving role and function of international law in the modern world. 
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Overview

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. 

The Exploring the Boundaries of International Law programme delivered by The Open University UK uses contemporary case studies to explore the boundaries of international law.

Opportunities

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • 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.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1970 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1970 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1970 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Milton Keynes

  • 848 - 1350 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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