University of Glasgow: International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow
Department School of Law View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/law
Study type Taught

Summary

The Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development offers you the unique opportunity to study across six partners over two years and gain a joint, double or a multiple Master degree, depending on the combination of three degree-awarding partners. This is an innovative and multidisciplinary programme that equips the next generation of lawyers and policy-makers with the ability to engage with the political context of international law and the holistic approaches that are needed for global security, peace and development. International mobility periods are a key part of the programme.

  • This programme is at the forefront of cutting-edge teaching with its multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the international law of global security, peace and development.
  • You will be offered mobility opportunities at leading European universities as part of an innovative, multidisciplinary, and integrated team-delivered programme.
  • It offers a uniquely comprehensive degree, bringing together all international legal regimes relevant to global security, peace and development, by incorporating specialisms in human rights, migration, peace and security, and sustainable development.
  • You will undertake a multifaceted programme of summer schools, guest lectures, legal clinics, work placements, interaction with practitioners, moot courts and language training.
  • This degree spearheads an innovative approach to legal education that is urgently needed for our increasingly volatile, interconnected and complex global future, and trains graduates of excellence with leadership potential in international law and global affairs.

The programme is taught over 24 months and includes at least three mobility periods.

The degree-awarding partners are the University of Glasgow, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, the University of Tartu, Radboud University, Leuphana University of Luneburg, and the Université libre de Bruxelles.

The programme is structured around mobility periods where students spend:

Semester 1: University of GlasgowSemester 2: Institut Barcelona d'Estudis InternacionalsSemester 3: Radboud University (LLB is an entry requirement), University of Tartu, Leuphana University of Luneburg or Université libre de Bruxelles (LLB and passive knowledge of French are entry requirements).Semester 4: dissertation - any of the partners.

As such, all students will spend one semester each at the University of Glasgow (to study international law of global security, peace & development) and Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (to study international relations of global security, peace and development).

Semester 3 (year 2), students select one of the semester 3 partners, which offer thematic study track options:Radboud University has 2 study tracks: i. International and European law advanced; ii. Human rights and migrationUniversity of Tartu: International law and human rightsLeuphana University of Luneburg: International economics, sustainability and governanceUniversité libre de Bruxelles: Peace and security, security and conflict

Semester 4, students will write their dissertations at a partner university from where they spent semester 1, 2 or 3. Supervisor allocation will be based on staff subject background and research interests.

The pedagogical design of this programme will expose students to a broad range of teaching, learning and assessment formats including lectures, discussion-oriented seminars, work placements, project-based teamwork, law clinics, moot court exercises, e-learning, dissertation, written assignments and exams and oral presentations.

Core Courses

University of Glasgow

Semester 1 (September - December)

  • International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

Semester 2 (January - June) International Relations and Politics

  • International Relations of Global Security, Peace and Development

Summer School (July - August)

  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • University of Tartu Martens Summer School
  • York University (Toronto, Canada)

University of Tartu

Semester 3 (September - December, some exams in January)

Study track choice: International Law and Human Rights

  • History and theory of international law
  • Human rights law
  • Law of international institutions
  • Law and practice of the United Nations

Leuphana University Lüneburg

Semester 3 (October - January)

Study track choice: International economics, sustainability and governance

  • International economic law
  • Sustainability science
  • Sustainability, governance and law

Radboud University

Semester 3 (September – January)

Study track choice one: International and European Law Advanced

  • EU external relations law
  • Public international law advanced
  • International arbitration
  • Law and society
  • Research project

Study track choice two:Human Rights and Migration

  • EU external relations law
  • European immigration law
  • Law and society
  • Protection of human rights in international law
  • Research project

Université libre de Bruxelles

Semester 3 (September - December)

Study track choice: Peace and security, security and conflict

  • International adjudication and pleadings
  • Case studies in public international law
  • Methodology of public international law
  • Theories of public international law

Semester 4 (January - August)

  • Dissertation (20-25,000 words or 80-90 pages)

Optional courses

University of Glasgow

  • Advanced introduction to international criminal law
  • Advanced introduction to the law of the United Nations
  • Clinic: Human rights and humanitarian law in practice
  • Foundations of international law
  • International and European human rights law
  • International courts and tribunals
  • Law and development
  • Researcher development workshops
  • The laws of armed conflict

Please note that optional courses offered vary from year to year and modules are subject to cancellation.

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals

At IBEI, students must complete three out of five of the prerequisite optional courses identified for each semester 3 study track, in addition to a methodology course.

IBEI methodology courses

  • Data analysis for international relations
  • Data visualisation
  • Methods of qualitative analysis
  • Survey and questionnaire design
  • Text and content analysis
  • Text as data

Electives at IBEI (semester 2) for Study Tracks at Tartu (Human Rights) or Radboud (Human rights and Migration) in semester 3

  • Complex governance of global challenges
  • Governance indicators
  • International relations in humanitarian action
  • Politics of international organisations
  • War and genocide

Electives at IBEI (semester 2) for Study track at Leuphana (International economics, sustainability and governance) in semester 3

  • Development, environment and natural resources
  • Global trade governance
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
  • International business and economic institutions
  • International environmental politics

Electives at IBEI (semester 2) for Study Track at Radboud (International and European Law) in semester 3

  • Comparative regionalism
  • Immigration integration policies
  • Minority politics in the Middle East
  • Mediterranean and Arab World Studies
  • Transnational politics in Europe

Electives at IBEI (semester 2) for Study Track at Brussels (Peace and Security, Security and Conflict) in semester 3

  • Gender, security and development
  • International security and weapons of mass destruction
  • Peace processes and conflict resolution
  • Strategy
  • War and genocide

University of Tartu (semester 3 electives)

  • Cyberspace, technology and international law
  • Human rights law practice
  • International criminal law
  • Russian approaches to international law and human rights

Leuphana University Lüneburg (semester 3 electives)

  • Earth systems and climate change
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public economics
  • Sustainability through law

Université libre de Bruxelles (semester 3 electives)

  • Law of international organisations and collective security
  • Methodology of public international law (French)
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Terrorism and international law

Our Master programme will be a springboard for you to a future career in the fields of law, policy and international relations, having been equipped with unique multidisciplinary and transferable skills, as well as professional experience through internships and work placements. This includes the traditional international legal avenues such as working in legal departments of international organisations such as the United Nations, or in foreign ministries of states, as well as careers in policy and practice both at the international and domestic level.

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