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MA/LLM in Diplomacy and International Law

Designed to introduce students to the fields of diplomacy and international law, this programme draws upon modules from both PPR and Law. The programme is constructed to permit students to graduate with either a MA or a LLM (for the LLM, a minimum of 100 credits must be earned through module registrations with Law). The programme has three complementary core modules which treat different aspects of diplomacy and foreign policy and international law. The programme also draws upon distinguished practitioners with experience in the fields of diplomacy and international law and may include student trips to, for example, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and the Geneva international organisations. A minimum of two modules must be chosen from each department.

Core Modules

  • PPR430: Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • PPR431 :Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • LLM 205: International Law

Elective Modules

Please note that the availability of elective modules varies from year to year. For currently available modules, please check the course handbook.

Politics and International Relations

  • PPR401: Independent Study Module
  • PPR410: Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
  • PPR411: Approaches to Peace Studies
  • PPR412: International Organisation and Foreign Policy
  • PPR413: Globalisation, the State & Democracy in the Third World
  • PPR414: US Foreign Policy
  • PPR415: International Political Economy and the 'Digital Age'
  • PPR416: States, Markets and Globalisation
  • PPR417: The European Union
  • PPR418: Politics & International Relations of the Middle East
  • PPR419: Conflict Transformation and Resolution
  • PPR420: Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
  • PPR421: Comparative Defence Policy
  • PPR422: Security and Modernity
  • PPR423: Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
  • PPR424: Conflict, International Intervention & Global Governance
  • PPR425: Theorising Security and War
  • PPR426: Political Theory and Modernity: Order, Value, and Critique
  • PPR427: Politics and Policymaking in the UK
  • PPR428: Gender, War and Security in International Relations
  • PPR429: Politics and Policy-Making in Liberal Democracy
  • PPR433: Social Capital: Making Democracy Work
  • PPR434: Diasporas and Minorities of the Middle East
  • PPR435: International Relations and Politics of South Asia

Law School

Please visit Law School website for details of modules offered.

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