University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

International Law, Security and Terrorism

This programme provides an opportunity for in-depth study of international law, security and terrorism. It appeals to students from both disciplines with a strong interest in studying modern warfare, security and terrorism. The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq show that it is necessary to study these conflicts from the perspectives of both politics and law to gain a complete picture of the issues and to be able to analyse the arguments and outcomes. This programme allows students to explore key legal and political issues in contemporary security as they relate to warfare, conflict and terrorism, to place conflict and security issues and events within a legal and political context and to understand the relationship between law and politics in international relations. It also facilitates the analysis of the justifications, causes and consequences of war, conflict and terrorism, including the legal and political responses available to deal with international security threats.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, politics, international relations or a related subject; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Course modules

Core modules: the law of war and peace; terrorism and insurgencies. Modules include: detention and imprisonment in the international criminal justice system; imprisonment and human rights; international criminal law; international human rights law; international humanitarian law; international law on the use of force; United Nations law; contemporary warfare; Europe and the developing world; grand strategy; Russia in the world today; the theory and practice of diplomacy; war, peace and terror; Western counter terrorism cooperation.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,140 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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