University of London International Programmes

Course Introduction

The course provides a rigorous theoretical and practical understanding of the field of international refugee law and forced migration. It is unique in being the only programme of its type offered by distance learning.

Course Modules

Core modules: protecting human rights, refugees and displaced persons in international law; an introduction to refugee and forced migration studies; dissertation; elective modules: asylum law in Europe: towards regional harmonisation of international protection; asylum and refugees in africa and Latin America (alternative models for refugee protection); internal displacement in law and policy: war and beyond; gender, sexual identity and age in the refugee context; elective modules; securing refugee protection in practice; advanced international refugee law; statelessness, nationality and the protection of stateless persons; displacement, healthcare and humanitarian action.

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) which is considered at least comparable to a UK upper 2nd Class honours degree, in a social science related subject, from an institution acceptable to the university. IELTS with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a score of at least 6.0 in the Reading and Writing sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MA (Postgraduate) £7,720  Academic year. First year home fees