London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Develop your negotiation skills and working knowledge of international legal procedures and practices with this innovative course in diplomacy and law. Climate change, global financial crises and humanitarian disasters are just a few of the pressing topics you’ll explore. Enjoy visits to embassies across London, speeches from serving diplomats and a work placement in your final year.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

This cutting'edge course provides an excellent grounding in contemporary world politics and you'll gain a working knowledge of international legal procedures and practices as well as valuable negotiation skills.

You'll explore the evolving nature of both diplomatic and international legal practice, examining, among other questions, the growing diplomatic presence on the world stage of international organisations, nongovernmental organisations and other actors, thanks in large part to developments in information and communication technology.

You’ll be taught by staff with extensive experience in the field and will be given the opportunity to pursue specific interests, such as a particular region (such as the Middle East) or issue (like the environment), or to study a language.

This is a practical course that develops your employability for a range of careers. You'll be encouraged to take a one semester or year'long placement module with a relevant organisation and to attend lectures and talks from serving and former diplomats. You’ll also enjoy visits to institutions such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and various embassies across the city.

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Contract Law (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to International Relations (core, 30 credits)

Legal System (core, 30 credits)

Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945 (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Diplomacy Old and New (core, 30 credits)

European Union Law (core, 30 credits)

American Foreign Policy (option, 15 credits)

Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy (option, 30 credits)

Earth Democracy (option, 30 credits)

Evidence and Advocacy (option, 30 credits)

Media and Culture (option, 15 credits)

Medical Law (option, 15 credits)

Peace and Conflict in Theory and Practice (option, 30 credits)

Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits)

Property Law (option, 30 credits)

Public Law (option, 30 credits)

The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits)

Women and Law (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (core, 30 credits)

Public International Law (core, 30 credits)

Law Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)

Law Extended Essay (alternative core, 15 credits)

Placement 1 Semester (alternative core, 15 credits)

Placement 1 Year (alternative core, 30 credits)

Project 1 Semester (alternative core, 15 credits)

Project 1 Year (alternative core, 30 credits)

Work Placement for Professional Experience (alternative core, 15 credits)

African Politics (option, 15 credits)

Civil Liberties and Human Rights (option, 30 credits)

Company Law (option, 30 credits)

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (option, 30 credits)

Environmental Law (option, 15 credits)

Human Rights and Social Justice (option, 15 credits)

Immigration and Asylum Law and Tribunals (option, 30 credits)

Intellectual Property Law (option, 30 credits)

International Aid and Development (option, 30 credits)

Latin American Politics (option, 15 credits)

Law and Religion (option, 15 credits)

The Law of Finance and Taxation (option, 30 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees