What Will You Study
Combining teaching from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this degree develops skills, ability and knowledge in the field of International Relations.
Students without prior study of politics, law or international relations are encouraged, but are expected to work hard to make up the gap to master advanced level study of these subjects.
A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics modules studied. All students will study five modules, and complete a dissertation. A major factor in determining whether an LLM or an MA is awarded will be the department responsible for the supervision of the dissertation.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- International Family Law
- Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
- International Relations and Politics of South Asia
- International Environmental Law
- International Terrorism and the Law
- Theorising Security and War
- European Union Law
- International Business Law and Institutions
- The Rights of Peoples
- Independent Research Module
- Environmental Law
- LLM Gender, Sexualities and Human Rights
- Transitional Justice, Human Rights and Peacebuilding
- Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- European and International Competition Law
- Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
- Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
- Public Policy
- Law and Global Health
- International Human Rights Law
- The Law of International Organisations and Institutions
- Conflicts of Law in Business Relations
- International Criminal Law
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: A good second class honours degree
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
- 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 International Law : LLM/MA
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : LLM
- Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) : 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 : MA
- Law : LLM
- Law : MPhil/PhD
- Law : PGDip
- Law by Research : LLM
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