University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

International Law, Ethics and Politics

This programme introduces students to the issues at the intersection of international law, particularly international law and European law; ethics; and international politics. The course covers the application of these areas to problems such as poverty reduction; international trade; war and terrorism; climate change; and democracy.

Entry requirements

2.1 in a relevant field or discipline such as politics, law, philosophy or cognate social sciences. Appropriate work experience will also be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Students without a law degree take legal foundations and research skills, while those with a law degree take philosophical foundations and research skills. Students choose another 5 modules from the following philosophy, law and politics modules: EU constitutional law; European criminal law and justice; European human rights law; global crime problems; globalisation and labour rights; international and comparative oil and gas law (upstream); international human rights law; international trade law and policy, foundations; international trade law and policy, advanced issues; law of foreign relations; law of international organisations; public International law; global ethics 1; global bioethics; the value of life; health and happiness; God, freedom and the meaning of life; civil war, conflict management and peacekeeping; contemporary debates in international relations theory; democracy, power and citizenship; ethical dimensions of terrorism, political violence and war; gender and global governance; globalisation and governance; global ethics 2; multiculturalism and religious conflict; post-conflict peace building and international order; revolution and enlightenment; security studies; sex, death, gender and (in) security; terrorism and political violence; the politics of the Arab-Israeli conflict; theory and ethics of terrorism and political violence; totalitarianism and the state; US foreign and defence policy.

Assessment methods

Students complete 6 taught modules and a 15,000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,105 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,105 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,105 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,105 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,105 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005