International Law & Security (LLM)

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)

The LLM in International Law & Security is an innovative programme. Designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the role of international law in international security.

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· Requisitos

A good first degree in law (2.1 upwards or equivalent) or a first degree (2.1 upwards or equivalent) with at least 50% of the credits in law. We also consider applications from politics, international relations, European studies or war studies graduates. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level


  • The programme deals with traditional as well as contemporary security issues such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, failed states or human security.
  • It provides you with a clear overview of the broad scope of security threats facing the world and of their legal and political parameters, a theoretical and practical understanding of the role of international law in security issues through case studies and examines international security from different angles and perspectives.
  • You will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as security consultant or practitioner with governments, courts or international institutions.
  • The programme is taught by a dedicated and expert staff who is approachable and eager to help out students. We also organise many conferences and workshops throughout the year and events for external speakers to present papers at the School of Law.
  • We offer excellent facilities including our dedicated School of Law library. Our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre. Electronic resources are excellent.
  • You will be encouraged to apply for internships with international criminal courts and tribunals and with international organisations such as NATO. With our support many students have secured internships.
  • We have a very vibrant mooting programme and a dedicated Moot Courtroom. We have an outstanding record of success and you can participate in internal, national and international mooting competitions.
Programme overview
  • LLM: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
The courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and project work. You are required to study two core courses and two or three courses from a list of options and to submit a dissertation approved as falling within the area.

Core courses
  • International law and international security
  • International security and international relations.

Optional coursesLaw optional courses
  • The settlement of international disputes
  • International criminal law
  • United Nations law
  • European security institutions and law
  • International law of human security
  • International and European human rights law.
Optional modules from the MSc in Global Security
  • The EU in international politics and development
  • Diplomacy and discourse in international relations
  • Ethics and international relationsv
  • Insurgency and counter insurgency.

Career prospectsThis programme provides a thorough academic and practical experience in the area of international law and security. You will be well placed for roles in law firms, international organisations, nongovernmental organisations, government agencies, and the army.

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