Taught course

International Law, Security and Terrorism

University of Nottingham · School of Law

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, politics, international relations or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Offered in collaboration with the School of Politics and International Relations, it will enable you to place conflict and security issues and events within political contexts, to analyse them within legal frameworks, and to understand the relationship between law and politics in international relations.

It will also assist with the analysis of the justifications, causes and consequences of war, conflict and terrorism, including the legal and political responses available to deal with international security threats.

Both schools are home to a number of research centres and institutions, which provide talks, seminars, conferences, research opportunities and film series to complement learning. The most relevant examples are the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre and the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism. Experts from outside of the University also give talks on topics of international significance, offering the opportunity for scholarly debate.

All of the academics involved in leading your seminars, both in the School of Law and the School of Politics and International Relations, have published widely in the subject areas and have had a wider impact upon law, politics, policy and practice.

Expertise is also drawn from the related areas of criminal justice and human rights law, where there are two further active research centres, the Criminal Justice Research Centre, and the world-renowned Human Rights Law Centre. Their research activities involve constructing databases for use by the International Criminal Court to empirical and doctrinal projects on the death penalty and life imprisonment.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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