Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Diplomacy and International Law

This programme examines 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.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: International law; dissertation; theory and concepts in diplomacy and foreign policy; issues and practice in diplomacy and foreign policy. Optional modules: Theory and methods in postgraduate studies; independent study module; major approaches to the study of international relations; politics and international relations of the Middle East; conflict management and contemporary conflicts; globalisation (its meanings, causes and consequences); theorising security and war; international relations and politics of South Asia; conflict, culture and toleration; environmental law; European Union law; European and international competition law; gender, sexualities and human rights; international business law and institutions; international criminal law; international environmental law; international family law; international human rights law; international terrorism and the law; law and global health; the law of international organisations and institutions; the rights of peoples; the right to adequate food as a human right; transitional justice, human rights and peacebuilding.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880