Principles of International Law (711M3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Principles of International Law provides you with:

  • a guide to the history of international law
  • an introduction key institutions, sources and subjects of international law
  • an overview of principles of accountability and responsibility.

It aims to contextualise public international law’s place in contemporary international relations, and to consider new problems and insights in this broad field.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


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: