Taught course

International Law and Security

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A good first degree in law (2.1 upwards or equivalent) or a first degree (2.1 upwards or equivalent) with at least 50% of the credits in law. We also consider applications from politics, international relations, European studies or war studies graduates.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is an innovative programme that focuses on the role and relevance of international law in a rapidly changing global security environment. It reflects the breadth of contemporary international security issues, addressing issues as diverse as terrorism, armed conflicts and transnational organised crime.

  • If you want to increase your horizons to an international platform, look beyond domestic legal orders and learn about global security issues, this LLM is ideal for you.
  • You will be taught by an excellent team that truly understands international issues, with staff drawn from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Greece and Uzbekistan.
  • You will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as security consultant or practitioner with governments, international organizations and NGOs.
  • We offer excellent facilities including our dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.
  • The programme is based on small-group, seminar-style teaching by experts in the field. The programme is complemented by guest speaker events and research workshops, allowing students to get involved with leading academics from outside Glasgow.

Programme Structure

The courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and project work. You are required to study one core course and three optional courses, as well as to submit a dissertation approved as falling within the area.

Core course

  • International law and international security.

Optional courses

  • The laws of armed conflict
  • International criminal law
  • United Nations law
  • International and European human rights law
  • International law and international economic governance
  • International security and international relations
  • The settlement of international disputes.

Note: Some courses might not be available every year.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£15750

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/internationallawandsecurity/

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Robin Geiss
Email
Robin.Geiss@glasgow.ac.uk