Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

International Law and Criminology of Armed Conflict

This course provides a thorough overview of international law and how it works in the contemporary world. The course builds upon this exhaustive academic foundation with the exploration of real case studies that underline the importance of this area of work; for example, it analyses the necessarily comprehensive human rights legislation and its violations in potentially harrowing detail in order to define the criminal activity ahead of prosecution. The teaching of this subject reflects the important truth that this area of law is rooted in the reality of life and death. Every study takes into account the humanitarian, economic and political perspectives. This course equips students with the skills and research practices required to assimilate, evaluate and critically appraise large sections of legal knowledge. Students have the opportunity to prove their newly-acquired expertise in writing their Master's dissertation. This is also their opportunity to select a particular specialism; a major topic or issue in the field of international law and criminology of armed conflict. This project topic may have a direct influence on the career trajectory.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience are considered on an individual basis.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student completes a Master�s dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 11,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622720