Our Law School is home to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, and the Centre for Child and Family Justice. Lancaster University's Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) centres underpin our postgraduate teaching and you will have access to the expertise of academics working in the field of research into politics, international relations, legal and socio-legal issues.
The pathway for the LLM/MA ensures a duality in the nature of your studies. Core and elective modules from the Law School and PPR and a 20,000 word dissertation enable you to pursue your own interests whilst becoming practiced at looking at issues from different perspectives.
The dissertation is an independent, in-depth inquiry into a research topic of your choosing that has been agreed together with your academic supervisor. The topic should link to a key legal or political question or issue and may also directly relate to your professional/career interests. This is your opportunity to make a contribution to the academic community with new, original research and writing. A dissertation supervisor can provide you with support and introduce you to relevant material and research; our aim is that their personal research interests will align with your chosen topic, wherever possible.
The supervising department for your dissertation, and the balance of modules studied, dictate which award you will receive: LLM or MA.
You will have the opportunity to develop the skills required to critically evaluate research; inter-disciplinary skills; and, to enhance your analytical and communication skills.
The LLM/MA can also be an ideal stepping stone to PhD study and academia.
Our distance learning approach typically combines recorded material, live and interactive lectures, elements to be worked through autonomously, online collaboration and discussion, and group work. We actively encourage you to build a beneficial ‘virtual’ network of academics and peers as you study. Distance learning usually begins in early October, with an online orientation session conducted through a virtual learning environment (VLE) and web conferencing system.
- International Law
- Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
- Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
- Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
- Current Issues in European Union Law
- Environmental Law
- Independent Study Module
- International Business Law and Institutions
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Law View 550 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
- We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9910 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9910 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Lancaster
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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