Research course

International Law

Institution
University of Cambridge · Faculty of Law
Qualifications
PGDip by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first-class degree in law, or a related discipline relevant to the subject of the proposed research, from a British university or its equivalent from an overseas university. Alternatively, applications will be considered from applicants with a very good upper second-class honours degree in law or a related discipline relevant to the subject of the proposed research, with, in addition, an overall first or distinction in a master's degree in law, or a related discipline relevant to the subject of the proposed research.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in International Law is a one-year full-time (or two-year part-time) research course and is awarded on the basis of a dissertation not exceeding 30,000 words, inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of appendices and bibliography. Students are assigned a supervisor by the Faculty's Degree Committee. The main aims of the course are:

  • to give students with relevant experience at first-degree or master's level the opportunity to carry out focused research on an approved research topic in the field of international law under close supervision;
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests; and
  • to enable students to engage in work which is innovative and at the leading edge of legal scholarship.

A dissertation submitted for the Diploma in International Law must afford evidence of serious study and the ability to discuss a difficult problem critically.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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phdadmissions@law.cam.ac.uk