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Programme structure: International Law and International Relations (LLM) - what's running in 2020/21

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Theories of International Relations POLIM3014 20 Mandatory TB-1
Either (depending on proposed area of specialisation):
Dissertation LAWDM1001 60 Optional AYEAR
Dissertation POLIM1001 60 Optional AYEAR
Either:
International Security POLIM3012 20 Optional TB-1
International Political Economy POLIM3015 20 Optional TB-1
One unit from the full optional list within SPAIS which may include the following:
Climate Change and International Security POLIM0004 20 Optional TB-2
Global Justice POLIM0005 20 Optional TB-2
India: An Emerging Power POLIM0017 20 Optional TB-2
The Politics of Insecurity POLIM0020 20 Optional TB-2
Global Civil Society POLIM0022 20 Optional TB-2
China's International Relations POLIM0023 20 Optional TB-2
Conflict, Security and Development POLIM1007 20 Optional TB-1,TB-2
Foreign Policy Analysis POLIM3017 20 Optional TB-2
International Human Rights POLIM3030 20 Optional TB-2
Two LAW units from this list (LAWDM0026 is compulsory for students with no prior international law training):
General Principles of International Law LAWDM0026 30 Optional TB-4
Human Rights in Law, Politics and Society LAWDM0089 30 Optional TB-4
Migration Law and Policy - International, European, and Human Rights Dimensions LAWDM0112 30 Optional TB-4
International Corporate Finance LAWDM0116 30 Optional TB-4
International Law and Human Rights LAWDM0123 30 Optional TB-4
Public and Global Health Law LAWDM0131 30 Optional TB-4
International Sale of Goods LAWDM0143 30 Optional TB-4
International Commercial Arbitration LAWDM1005 30 Optional TB-4
Workers, Unions and Collective Labour Rights LAWDM0149 30 Optional TB-4
Migration and Labour Exploitation in the Global Economy LAWDM0160 30 Optional TB-4
International Law and Armed Conflict LAWDM0158 30 Optional TB-4
International Trade and Investment Law LAWDM0159 30 Optional TB-4
LLM International Law   180      

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. **Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

** For the award of Distinction, the Faculty of Engineering requires at least 70 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

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