12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
This programme is aimed at students with a specific interest in State affairs and the interaction of States with other actors such as international organisations and individuals.
The programme will enable you to understand the nature, structure and function of the international legal system and its influence on strategic national and international policies. A critical approach will be taken on contemporary challenges such as the role of foreign affairs in the protection of human rights, the use of nuclear weapons, and the resolution of international disputes. You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the rights and obligations of individuals in an international context in view of recent atrocities such as war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.
An upper second-class Honours degree or international equivalent in Law is preferred. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower-second class Honours degrees, those with degrees in other areas such as education, economics, politics, geography or business, and those with relevant professional experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
International students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
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