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International Law and Governance

Durham University

12 months
Duration
23500 GBP/year
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About

An important objective of the International Law and Governance course offered by Durham University is to provide students with skills that will enable them to thoroughly analyse and interpret legal sources, literature, and cases, and to research and formulate an independent opinion on international legal questions. 

Overview

Description

Under the course, you must complete four compulsory modules, and choose from a range of optional modules. Modules will be delivered primarily through small group seminars. Attendance is mandatory for these seminars, which have been chosen as the primary means of delivering material to students due to the advanced nature of the course. Small group seminars encourage participation and the development of communications skills. They also allow you to benefit from close contact with the academics teaching on the course, many of which are also experienced practitioners and consultants in their respective fields of expertise.

The compulsory modules ensure that you develop an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of international law and governance and become familiar with current debates in the field.

Optional modules then allow you to explore particular aspects of international law and governance, such as aspects of international and regional law, international dispute settlement, international human rights, international humanitarian law and international economic law, in greater depth.

The completion of optional modules, together with the dissertation, allow for the development of your ’subject specific knowledge as the course progresses. The development of your skills is achieved mainly through the combination of the compulsory module in Applied Research Methods in Law, taught in Michaelmas term, and your dissertation, supervision for which begins at the start of Epiphany term. Through these modules, you can practise your skills intensely, whilst continuing to acquire a deeper level of specialised knowledge on your chosen topic. 

This International Law and Governance course offered by Durham University involves both taught modules and a substantial dissertation component. Taught modules are delivered by a mixture of lectures and seminars. Although most lectures do encourage student participation, they are used primarily to introduce chosen topics, identify relevant concepts, and introduce you to the main debates and ideas relevant to the chosen topic. They give you a framework of knowledge that you can then develop, and reflect on, through your own reading and study.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Fundamentals of International Law (unless a similar module has already been studied)
  • Fundamental Issues in International Legal Governance
  • Applied Research Methods in Law
  • Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).

Examples of optional modules

  • Advanced Issues in International Economic Law
    • Private International Law and China
    • Global Environmental Law

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    Credits

    180 alternative credits

    Delivered

    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Upper Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Subject requirements, level and grade

    • A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.
    • Students with foreign qualifications will conform to the minimum requirements for admission.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      23500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 23500 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      11500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Part Time Fees

    • EU students: £12,925  per year
    • Island students students: £6,325 per year

    Living costs for Durham

    660 - 1140 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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