Taught course

International Law and Security

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in Law, International Relations or a related discipline; applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The concept of security lies at the heart of many of the current international legal regimes. At the same time security interests prompt nation states to define their national interest in different ways. This interdisciplinary degree provides an in depth understanding of both International Law and International Relations pertaining to modern security issues, such as responses to terrorism, responses to the use of force generally and responses to threats to environmental security.

The LLM is taught by an expert, multi-disciplinary team of international lawyers and political scientists. The programme allows you to study contemporary issues, both from a legal and international relations perspective. With more than 20 modules to choose from, it also allows you to focus your studies along your interests and future career plans. The course is relevant to anyone wishing to pursue a career in international law or international relations or to those who want to broaden their horizons and learn about current global issues.

In addition to small group teaching, Dundee is renowned for its vibrant learning environment where students and lecturers interact, both inside and outside the classroom. For anyone interested in international law and international relations, Dundee offers ample opportunity for learning. Dundee University is home to the European Institute for Security and Justice, which is dedicated to the multi- and inter-disciplinary study of security and justice in Europe. There is also the student-led Dundee International Law Society, which organises regular seminars, colloquia, debates, roundtables and presentations on a wide range of themes. It allows LLM students to arrange conferences and other events and to interact with leading experts, as well as other students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Professor Peter McEleavy
+44 (0)1382 384452