What Will You Study
Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field.
Teaching draws upon distinguished practitioners with experience in the field and may include student trips to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.
A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Dissertation (Standard)
- International Law
- Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- International Environmental Law
- European and International Competition Law
- Law and Global Health
- Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
- Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
- Theorising Security and War
- LLM Gender, Sexualities and Human Rights
- International Criminal Law
- The Law of International Organisations and Institutions
- The Rights of Peoples
- Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
- Environmental Law
- International Family Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Terrorism and the Law
- The right to adequate food as a human right
- Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Peacebuilding
- Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
- Independent Study Module
- Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
- International Relations and Politics of South Asia
- European Union Law
- International Business Law and Institutions
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 12 months, full-time; 24 months, part-time
Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/law
- Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies : MA
- Conflict, Development and Security : MA
- Criminal Justice and Social Research Methods : MSc
- Criminology : PhD
- Criminology and Criminal Justice : LLM
- Criminology and Criminal Justice : MA
- Criminology and Social Research Methods : MSc
- Diplomacy and Foreign Policy : MA
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : LLM
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning) : MA
- Diplomacy and Religion : MA
- Environment and Law : LLM
- Human Rights and the Environment : LLM
- International Business and Corporate Law : LLM
- International Human Rights and Terrorism Law : LLM
- International Human Rights Law : LLM
- International Law : LLM
- International Law and International Relations : LLM
- International Law and International Relations : MA
- International Relations : MA
- International Relations : MRes
- International Relations : PhD
- Law : LLM
- Law : MPhil/PhD
- Law : PGDip
- Law by Research : LLM
- Philosophy : MA
- Philosophy : MPhil/PhD
- Philosophy : PgCert
- Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Political Theology for Peace (Distance) : PGCert of Achievement
- Politics : MA
- Politics : PhD
- Politics and International Relations : PgCert
- Politics and Philosophy : MA
- Politics, Philosophy and Management : MSc
- Politics, Philosophy and Religion : MA
- Quaker Studies (distance learning) : PgCert
- Quakerism in the Modern World (distance learning) : MA
- Religion and Conflict : MA
- Religious Studies : MA
- Religious Studies : MPhil/PhD
- Religious Studies : PgCert
- Religious Studies (Distance Learning) : PgCert
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