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University of Dundee

International Law and Security

The course provides an overview of concepts and themes relating to the study of international security in the contemporary world, from a legal as well as an international relations point of view. It introduces both traditional and 'new' approaches to defining and conceptualising security and considers the impact of international relations theories upon the subject. It also examines key issues such as war, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, the privatisation of warfare, energy security and environmental degradation.

Entry requirements

Normally an 2.1 1st degree in international relations, law or a related discipline; applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience may be considered. IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component less than 7.0 (or equivalent), if 1st language is not English.

Course modules

International security; politics dissertation; individual criminal liability in international criminal law; transnational crime and counter terrorism; international dispute resolution; un human rights law; regional human rights systems; global human rights: traditions and inspirations; critical studies on terrorism; the middle east and terrorism; state terror; strategic intelligence studies; international security of drugs and organised crime; human rights in international relations; Russian politics and security; politics and security in South Asia; terrorism and counter-terrorism in Europe; geopolitics of natural resources; governing and securing cyber space; European union security; explaining and understanding international politics.

Assessment methods

Assessed coursework, examination and dissertation (or research project report).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MLitt Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

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01382 383838