Course description Students must also submit two research papers for the LL.M degree (one research paper submitted in April, and one submitted in September).The MA in Security and International Law draws on the long reputation of Manchester Law School in the area of International Law to provide advanced knowledge on a wide array of subjects of security and international law as well as the tools necessary to understand and critically apprehend contemporary securities. It is a high-level postgraduate degree which prepares students for a wide range of career paths, including advocacy, civil servant in international organisations, academic or researcher. The course is structured around a set of 4 compulsory subjects and a wide variety of optional courses. After taking courses on the core and foundational subjects of security and international law, you will be able to choose between many optional courses in the second semester. Optional courses comprise subjects such as legal theory and global governance, law and ethics in war and warfare, argumentation before courts, security of investment and transactions, democratic transformation, WTO and Regional Integration Law). You will be allowed to customise the curriculum according to your career ambitions, needs and areas of interest.
Coursework and assessment Most course units are assessed by standard methods - either one unseen written examination, or one coursework essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment. The assessment method of each individual course unit is listed in the course unit description on The School of Law website. Students must also submit two research papers for the LL.M degree (one research paper submitted in April, and one submitted in September).
English language Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following English language qualifications: - IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other sub categories; - TOEFL (Internet-Based Test): minimum overall score of 100, with 25 in Writing and 22 in all other sub categories; - Cambridge Proficiency: minimum grade of C; - Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories.