Approaches to International Law (709M3)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
This module introduces you to the key theories and critiques that underpin scholarship and thinking about international law.
It covers approaches such as positivism and socio-legal studies, as well as approaches which place particular emphasis on power and power structures (e.g. Marxism, Feminism, Critical Legal Studies, Post-Colonial Studies and Third World Approaches to International Law) and on human rights.
You will be required to evaluate and critique different approaches, and to reflect on uses of these approaches within the field of international law.
100%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 15 hours of contact time and 135 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: