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  • Objectives
    The MA in Global Politics and Law aims to investigate the interdisciplinary area between law and politics. It centres on the theme of internationalism, focusing on common intellectual themes around issues such as human rights and implications of international law, justice and democracy. You will be encouraged to take intellectual risks and use the academic resources of both disciplines.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A good second class honours degree in Politics, Law or social sciences and humanities, with a significant political or legal component. Students whose first language is not English must have passed either the TOEFL, a minimum of 600, (with a minimum of 4.5 in written English), TOEFL computer-based minimum of 250, or IELTS a minimum of 7, (with a minimum of 6.0 in essay writing).
  • Academic Title
    MA Global Politics and Law
  • Course description
    Course content

    Two taught semesters followed by a dissertation.

    Core module
    Politics of International Law
    This module explores the interfaces and inter-relationships between international law and global politics by considering a number of issues and concepts from legal and political perspectives.

    The issues include internationalism; international morality; international politics; international justice; international democracy; international law; international rights; international citizenship; and international institutions and courts.

    Modules
    Options totalling 90 credits from the following. You must take at least 30 credits in each of the two disciplines.

    15-credit Law options include:

    -Principles of International Law – foundations
    -Advanced Issues in International Law
    -Inter-state Litigation
    -International Trade Law
    -International Monetary and Development Law
    -International Law of the Use of Force
    -Peacekeeping Law and Practice
    -International Humanitarian Law

    30-credit Law options include:

    -International Human Rights Law
    -Law of International Organisations
    -International Environmental Law
    -International Criminal Law

    Politics options (all 30 credits) include:

    -Global Governance
    -Political Thought and the Rights of War and Peace
    -Truth, Reason and History
    -The State, Freedom and International Politics: British Idealism and Political Philosophy
    -Theories and Issues in International Political Economy
    -Gender and Globalisation
    -Ethnic Conflict Regulation in Asia
    -United State Hegemony
    -Development Politics
    -Wars, New Wars and the Liberal State
    -Democratisation
    -Theory and Practice of International Relations
    -The European Union
    -The Political Economy of Globalisation

    Assessment
    -Essays
    -Problem solving
    -Dissertation

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