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MA in International Relations with International Law

University of Kent

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Course Description

Despite their close relationship, International Law and International Relations have traditionally been taught as discrete subjects. This programme is based on a recognition of the need to allow each discipline to be informed by the other. The programme covers the general methods, scope and theories of International Relations and International Law. The objective of the programme is to develop a critical consideration of traditional approaches to the discipline of International Relations. In the post-Cold War globalising world there is an increasingly apparent need for ever-more sophisticated ways of understanding the dramatic changes taking place. At the same time the programme allows students to consider the role, potential and limitations of public international law in international affairs. For some, this will enable an undergraduate specialisation to be developed. For others, it will enable knowledge of other fields to be applied to International Relations. The programme?s interdisciplinary approach is particularly suited to those involved with, or hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, foreign affairs departments and international law firms. Programme Structure: The programme is divided between taught modules and a dissertation. Full-time students must follow six modules during the first two terms, divided into three complementary components. There are two required modules on International Relations and two optional modules, one required module on public international law and one further law option. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. Modules: - First term - required *International Relations Theory *Public International Law -First term - optional *Theories of Conflict and Violence *Conflict Resolution in World Politics *Ethics in International Relations *Federalism and Federal Political Systems *Decision-making in the European Union] *International Security in a Changing World *International Political Economy *Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems -Second term - required *Philosophy and Methodology of Politics and IR -Second term - optional *Human Rights in a World of States *Federalism and Federal Political Systems *European Public Policy *American Foreign Policy: Ordering the International *Terrorism and National Security *Regional Conflict & Security *The International Protection of Human Rights *International Criminal Law -Third term and summer vacation *Dissertation

Despite their close relationship, International Law and International Relations have traditionally been taught as discrete subjects. This programme is based on a recognition of the need to allow each discipline to be informed by the other. The programme covers the general methods, scope and theories of International Relations and International Law. The objective of the programme is to develop a...

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A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number ofrough KeItemalue+oSn++???A????#

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number ofrough KeItemalue+oSn++???A????#

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