Designed to introduce you to the fields of diplomacy and international law, this programme draws upon modules from the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and the Law School. The programme has three complementary core modules which deal with different aspects of diplomacy and foreign policy, and international law. The programme also draws upon distinguished practitioners with experience in the fields of diplomacy and international law.
The compulsory subject-specific core modules set the distinctiveness and specific tone of this degree scheme and are complemented by a compulsory study skills module which is designed to support students in meeting the demands of postgraduate studies in both their subject-specific and generic contexts. Alongside this you will choose either the ‘International Human Rights Law’ module or the ‘Law of International Organisations’ module to complete your MA studies. You can choose to write dissertation with either PPR or the Law School.
Lancaster University is ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world and is listed at 145 in the Times Higher Education international table.
The growing reputation of Lancaster is reflected by high rankings year on year in each of the UK's major university league tables - The Times/Sunday Times (12th), the Guardian (11th) theComplete University Guide (11th) and the THE Student Experience Survey (10th).
Students at Lancaster University are more satisfied with their course than the average UK student according to the National Student Survey 2012. Overall, 91 percent of final year students at Lancaster say they were satisfied with their course. These results reflect the dedication of staff who work hard to ensure that every student who comes here will receive the very best education.
The University is singled out for its high levels of graduate employment in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012. The Sunday Times reports that an above-average proportion of students get graduate-level jobs (74 percent) and Lancaster's unemployment rate is low.
Lancaster graduates are performing well in what is an increasingly competitive job market. Through the work of our Careers staff and new initiatives such as the Lancaster Award, which helps students communicate to future employers their skills and accomplishments such as voluntary work, we aim to enhance our students' future career prospects.
Accommodation at Lancaster University has been ranked second in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience survey for the second year in 2013; our sports facilities are joint fifth in the same 2013 survey. Our accommodation retained the title of 'Best University Halls' in the National Student Housing Survey of 120 UK institutions for the second year in 2011, also taking prizes for 'Best Learning Environment' and 'Best Individual Accommodation'. We are one of only five institutions to achieve the International Accommodation Quality Mark, awarded where satisfaction among international students was at 90 percent or higher.
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You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered
Assessment: Online participation, assignments (essay preparatory tasks) plus a 5,000 word essay and a dissertation
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
To help with study and living costs, Lancaster University offers postgraduates a range of scholarship, studentships and bursaries.
We offer a range of scholarships awarded directly through our faculties and departments. The majority of these scholarships offer support towards fees, although some may also contribute towards living costs.
Competition for these scholarships is mainly based around academic performance and the number of scholarships and studentships offered varies from year to year.
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