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Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field. Read more
Collaboratively delivered with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this programme has three core taught modules, which examine different aspects of diplomacy, foreign policy, and international law, providing a strong introduction to the field.

Teaching draws upon distinguished practitioners with experience in the field and may include student trips to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, European Union organisations in Brussels and international organisations in Geneva.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.

Core Modules
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• International Law (from the Law School)
• Dissertation (20,000 words)

Optional modules:
• A combination of optional modules from Law and PPR: leading to at least an overall minimum of 180 credits. Optional Law modules are detailed on page xx

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Combining teaching from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this degree develops skills, ability and knowledge in the field of International Relations. Read more
Combining teaching from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School, this degree develops skills, ability and knowledge in the field of International Relations.

Students without prior study of politics, law or international relations are encouraged, but are expected to work hard to make up the gap to master advanced level study of these subjects.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics modules studied. A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics modules studied. All students will study five modules, and complete a dissertation. A major factor in determining whether an LLM or an MA is awarded will be the department responsible for the supervision of the dissertation.

Modules
Core modules:
• International Law
• Major Approaches to the Study of International Relations
• Dissertation

Optional modules
• A total of three optional modules from Law or PPR

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This programme is taught via block teaching and structured learning by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and is for those with an interest in medical ethics, and healthcare law, including medical students. Read more
This programme is taught via block teaching and structured learning by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and is for those with an interest in medical ethics, and healthcare law, including medical students.

The programme introduces you to the fundamental analytical skills of moral philosophy and law and the principal ethical and legal issues arising within medical research and practice and how they are resolved. Issues include regulation of artificial reproduction; life and death decision making; obtaining of informed consent; appropriate use of genetic testing; and fair distribution of health care resources.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.

Modules
Core modules:
• Foundations of Bioethics
• Foundations in Medical Law
• Life and Death
• Paternalism, Autonomy and Consent
• Dissertation

Optional modules:
• Independent Research Module (Law)
• Self-directed Study (PPR)

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This programme introduces you to the structure of the international legal system, its relationship with national law, the sources and subjects of international law, and the law’s application to contemporary situations such as the environment, territory and the use of force. Read more
This programme introduces you to the structure of the international legal system, its relationship with national law, the sources and subjects of international law, and the law’s application to contemporary situations such as the environment, territory and the use of force. The taught modules give you a broad range of options for the study of different aspects of international law, allowing you to create a programme that matches your interests.

This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:
• Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation
• Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation

Modules
Core modules:
• International Law
• Dissertation

Optional modules
• Four/five Law modules depending on your chosen pathway

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This programme provides a bridge from undergraduate level studies (or equivalent professional experience) to research, focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism. Read more
This programme provides a bridge from undergraduate level studies (or equivalent professional experience) to research, focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism.

The core modules, combined with appropriate optional modules, lay a strong foundation in the basics of international human rights, and the law relating to terrorism. The coursework requirements will develop research skills, and lay the basis for a substantial dissertation. Graduates completing the programme are equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field.

This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:
• Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation
• Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation

Modules
Core modules:
• International Law
• International Human Rights Law
• International Terrorism and the Law
• Dissertation

Optional modules
• Two/three from the Law modules detailed on page xx, depending on your chosen pathway

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This diploma provides an introduction to the areas of law that the School specialises in. international law, international law and international relations, international human rights and terrorism law, international business and corporate law. Read more
This diploma provides an introduction to the areas of law that the School specialises in: international law, international law and international relations, international human rights and terrorism law, international business and corporate law.

Essentially, you follow the taught part of the LLM programme, but do not submit a dissertation. Therefore your core and optional modules align with those offered in the LLM specialisations.

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This scheme is intended to appeal to students who wish to study International Human Rights Law at Masters level, with the research focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism. Read more
This scheme is intended to appeal to students who wish to study International Human Rights Law at Masters level, with the research focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism.

The required courses, combined with appropriate options, lay a strong foundation in the basics of international human rights which are of increasing importance today. The coursework requirements will develop research skills, and lay the basis for a substantial dissertation. Graduates completing the programme will be equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field.

This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:
• Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation
• Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation

Modules
Core modules:
• International Human Rights Law
• International Law
• Dissertation

One of the following Human Rights options:
• Rights of Peoples
• The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right
• International Criminal Law

Optional modules
• Two/three from the Law modules detailed on page xx, depending on your chosen pathway

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Building on the already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location. Read more
Building on the already very successful campus-based programme, this distance learning course offers convenience and flexibility in terms of study time and location.

Delivered entirely online the programme is designed to introduce students to the fields of diplomacy and international law and leads to a LLM or MA depending on the selected units.

Core Modules:
• International Law
• Issues and Practice in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
• Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
• Dissertation (PPR or Law)

Optional Module:
• International Human Rights Law OR Law of International Organisations

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This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law or the legal regulation of the environment at Masters level. Read more
This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law or the legal regulation of the environment at Masters level.

Modules
Core modules:
• Perspectives on Environment and Development
• Either Environmental Law or International Environmental Law
• Dissertation

Optional modules
Students may choose two further Law modules plus two of the following modules from LEC:
• Chemical Risk Assessment
• Climate Change and Society
• Environmental Justice
• Food Security, Agriculture and Climate

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This programme is designed to ensure that whatever your focus, you can combine courses to give you a coherent international and European perspective on the law as it relates to business and affects corporations. Read more
This programme is designed to ensure that whatever your focus, you can combine courses to give you a coherent international and European perspective on the law as it relates to business and affects corporations. There is scope within the programme for you to pursue specific interests.

This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:
• Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation
• Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation

Please note, with the agreement of the Programme Director it is possible to commence this degree in January of each year. Students commencing in January do a term of taught studies, a dissertation, and then a further term of taught studies. Please clearly indicate your interest in January entry in your application.

Modules
Core modules:
• Corporations in International Business Law
• Dissertation

Optional modules
• Four/five from the Law modules detailed on page xx, depending on your chosen pathway

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The LLM by Research is primarily made available for those who wish to complete a research degree in one year (full-time) and may be particularly suited to those who already have some practical expertise. Read more
The LLM by Research is primarily made available for those who wish to complete a research degree in one year (full-time) and may be particularly suited to those who already have some practical expertise.

The intended subject of the research should normally be one in which the Law School does not offer a taught Masters degree. Whilst the work is primarily individual, you will be advised to take some research training in the form of appropriate LLM modules or modules from the Faculty Research Training Programme.

Successful applications will contain a viable research proposal, and be focused on our areas of research expertise. Please check our staff profiles for precise areas of expertise: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/law/people

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This programme is designed for students who wish to gain a general academic qualification in law at postgraduate level. This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration. Read more
This programme is designed for students who wish to gain a general academic qualification in law at postgraduate level.

This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:
• Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation
• Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation

Modules
Core modules:
• Dissertation

Optional modules
• Five/six from the Law modules detailed on page xx, depending on your chosen pathway

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This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law and human rights or the legal regulation of the environment through human rights at Masters level. Read more
This joint programme with the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is intended to appeal to students who wish to study the environmental aspects of law and human rights or the legal regulation of the environment through human rights at Masters level.

Modules
Core modules:
• Perspectives on Environment and Development
• Either Environmental Law or International Environmental Law
• Dissertation

One of the following human rights options:
• International Human Rights Law
• Rights of Peoples
• The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right

Optional modules
• students may choose one further Law module from those detailed on page xx plus two of the following modules from LEC:
• Air Pollution and Climate
• Chemical Risk Assessment
• Climate Change and Society
• Environmental Justice

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The management of land, air, water and other resources for sustainable development is a major challenge for the twenty first century. Read more
The management of land, air, water and other resources for sustainable development is a major challenge for the twenty first century. This vocationally relevant scheme will provide you with an in-depth critical understanding of the key issues and challenges, facing those who need to monitor and manage our world’s resources. As well as developing your problem-solving skills and practical knowledge for future employment in the environmental field, you will have the opportunity to specialise in the management of several key themes: water, food security, pollution and energy.

You will be able to customise your learning by selecting from a wide range of optional modules in the natural and social sciences.

You will also have the option of taking a six month research placement with a private sector company, government body or voluntary sector organisation as an alternative to a traditional dissertation

Modules on offer include:
• Climate Change and Society
• Environment and Culture
• Environmental Auditing
• Environmental Law
• Geoinformatics
• International Environmental Law
• Natural Resource and Environmental Governance
• Perspectives on Environment and Development

Plus a wide choice of modules on our website.

Open Days

Our upcoming Open Days will take place on:
Saturday 8th April 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
You can find out more and register at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

We also have a Virtual Open Day on Friday 17th March. For further information and to register please go to: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/graduate-school/masters/open-days/

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