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MA Global Politics and Law


Course Description

Security, human rights, the environment, trade and the economy are just some of the areas where global politics and international law have an impact. Many of these issues are confronted at a global or international level.

The course can be tailored to suit graduates who already have some knowledge of the subject or graduates from related disciplines such as history, economics or philosophy.

Core modules

The Politics of International Law; Dissertation.

Optional modules

From a wide choice of both legal and political subjects including: International Criminal Law; Philosophical, Moral and Legal Foundations of International Human Rights Law; Law of International Organisations; International Law of the Use of Force.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching normally takes place through weekly seminars in each subject area. You’ll be assessed on your essays and a dissertation.

Visit the MA Global Politics and Law page on the University of Sheffield website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in law or politics. If you have other qualifications, we’ll consider your application on an individual basis. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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