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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    12 November 2018

Course content

This is an innovative programme that focuses on the role and relevance of international law in a rapidly changing global security environment. It reflects the breadth of contemporary international security issues, addressing issues as diverse as terrorism, armed conflicts and transnational organised crime.

Why this programme

  • If you want to increase your horizons to an international platform, look beyond domestic legal orders and learn about global security issues, this LLM is ideal for you.
  • You will be taught by an excellent team that truly understands international issues, with staff drawn from Canada, Germany, Scotland, Greece and Uzbekistan.
  • You will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as security consultant or practitioner with governments, international organizations and NGOs. 
  • The programme includes optional participation in a student trip to Geneva.
  • We offer excellent facilities including our dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.
  • The programme is based on small-group, seminar-style teaching by experts in the field. The programme is complemented by guest speaker events and research workshops, allowing students to get involved with leading academics from outside Glasgow.

Programme structure

You are required to take one core course and three optional courses, as well as to submit a dissertation. Courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and project work.

Core course

  • International law and international security.

Optional courses may include

  • Advanced introduction to international criminal law
  • Advanced introduction to the law of the United Nations
  • Clinic: Human rights and humanitarian law in practice 
  • International and European human rights law 
  • International courts and tribunals
  • International law and international economic governance
  • International security and international relations
  • The laws of armed conflict.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international law and security. You will be well placed for roles in international institutions, government departments (ministries of foreign affairs, defence, justice, home affairs, and development), non-governmental organisations and law firms.


Visit the International Law & Security (LLM) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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