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Masters Degrees in Politics & IR
MA/LLM in Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning)
Designed to introduce students to the fields of diplomacy and international law, this distance learning 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. Building on the already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning master course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. The programme will be offered full-time (12 months, October start) or part-time (24 months, October start) from the 2014-2015 academic year. Please contact Dr Basil Germond (PPR) or Dr James Sweeney (Law) for more details.
This distance learning MA Diplomacy and International Law programme is delivered entirely online. It begins in early October, with an online orientation session conducted through Moodle VLE and web conferencing system. This introduces students to course tutors, familiarises students with the requirement of the programme and online learning tools and resources (e.g. Moodle VLE, discussion forum, e-library etc.)
The programme aims to help students to realise their academic potential, by encouraging choice and independence in their studies. Based on the distance learning pedagogical principles, it employs a wide variety of online learning tools to enhance students' learning experience.
The programme is constructed to permit students to graduate with either a MA or a LLM. LLM programme consists of 5 taught distance learning modules and a dissertation in Law. For each module, learning activities consist of compulsory key readings, lecture podcasts, as well as participation in presentation, web seminars and online discussion forums.
LLM Core Modules
The MA programme consists of 4 core modules, 1 elective module and a dissertation (either with PPR or Law). The subject specific core modules set the distinctiveness and specific tone of this degree scheme and is complemented by a compulsory study skills module. Apart from the core modules, students will choose one elective law module to complete the MA study and can choose to write dissertation with PPR or Law.
MA Core Modules
MA Elective Modules
Each module is to be completed within a 10-week period and assessed by the participation in weekly learning activities and a 5,000 word essay (to be submitted after the end of the module). The final component of the course involves a dissertation of 20,000 words, on a research topic of studentsí own choice. Study throughout the whole programme is comprehensively supported through supervised online group discussions, web seminars and individual academic supervision to ensure an engaging and enjoyable distance learning experience.
How to apply
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