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Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) MA

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

The LLM/MA Diplomacy and International Law (distance learning) is a flexible and engaging degree that provides a strong introduction to diplomacy, foreign policy and international law. Jointly delivered by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR), it enables you to deepen your understanding of the social, legal, economic and political issues playing out on the world’s stage.

Our Law School is home to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice, the Centre for Law and Society, and the Centre for Child and Family Justice. These centres underpin our postgraduate teaching and you will have access to the expertise of academics working in the field of research into politics, international relations, legal and socio-legal issues.

The dissertation is an independent, in-depth inquiry into a research topic of your choosing that has been agreed together with your academic supevisor. The topic should link to a key legal or political question or issue and may also directly relate to your professional/career interests. This is your opportunity to make a contribution to the academic community with new, original research and writing. A dissertation supervisor can provide you with support and introduce you to relevant material and research; our aim is that their personal research interests will align with your chosen topic, wherever possible.

The supervising department for your dissertation, and the choice of modules studied, dictate which award you will receive: LLM or MA.

Our distance learning approach typically combines recorded material, live and interactive lectures, elements to be worked through autonomously, online collaboration and discussion, and group work. We actively encourage you to build a beneficial ‘virtual’ network of academics and peers as you study. Distance learning usually begins in early October, with an online orientation session conducted through a virtual learning environment (VLE) and web conferencing system.

You have the opportunity to develop the skills required to critically evaluate research; inter-disciplinary skills; and, to enhance your analytical and communication skills.

The LLM/MA can also be a stepping stone to PhD study and academia.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University campus has a vast array of facilities including shops, banks, hairdressers and coffee shops.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 103 2

    12th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    142 64%

    34th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    94th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    142 65%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    40th

    4

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