Postgraduate Master of Laws

International Law: Conflict, Security and Human Rights

Explore the relationships between international human rights law, conflict and security to help resolve current issues in an increasingly challenging global landscape.

International Law: Conflict, Security and Human Rights

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Distance Learning
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    2 Years
  • Start date


    22 Jan 2024

Designed to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs, this course and all assessments are delivered entirely online with no live classes for you to attend.

Gain enhanced knowledge of contemporary issues affecting the world’s population, such as conflict, security and human rights. You’ll develop an understanding of both international and national efforts to address these.

You’ll undertake a complex analysis of disruptive global events, such as war crimes, genocide, terrorism, displacement of peoples, statelessness and the rights of vulnerable minorities.

As part of your course, you’ll also:

  • Consider how disruptive events act as drivers in the development of international legal norms 
  • Study the theoretical underpinnings of the liberal world order – democracy, rule of law and human rights - and apply these concepts to an analysis of current issues related to security and conflict
  • Specialise in legal study to help prevent or resolve conflict, mitigate security risks and protect human rights
  • Understand the role of methodology in producing reliable research
  • Have the opportunity to study unique modules such as Global Security, Counter Terrorism & Justice and Genocide & War Crimes

Study to suit you
You’ll develop your research and writing skills. And you’ll have a good range of modules to choose from, including a dissertation where you’ll explore a relevant topic of your choice under the supervision of a subject specialist.

This award does not require an undergraduate degree in a particular subject. If you’re a law, social science or political science student, this course will enable you to specialise in specific aspects of international law.

Distance learning requirements
To study this course, you’ll need to have a broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You’ll need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you’ll need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768. Visit our distance learning guide for complete technical requirements.

Why study International Law: Conflict, Security & Human Rights at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Leeds Law School regularly welcomes guest speakers in prominent legal positions and you will be able to access their lectures digitally if you are unable to attend on-campus
  2. Law Trove - an online service giving you free access to over 200 legal textbooks, meaning you spend less, if anything, on textbooks
  3. Learn from experts – this course is delivered by published researchers with significant professional expertise and experience
  4. Law in Practice lectures - previous speakers including human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, and Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer

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