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  • Foreign: $ 16.5k / Year
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    In recent years, key global issues have raised the profile of international affairs substantially. Lawyers are increasingly required to understand both the law and political issues which influence how States and other international actors behave.

    Our LLM Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs will help you build the necessary level of expertise to succeed in the fast-growing world of international affairs, in a stimulating and challenging environment.

    Special Features

    • A varied programme that draws students from all over the world
    • The ability to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of
      international affairs of particular interest to you
    • The only programme in the UK to offer tuition from established experts in both international law and international relations
    • An international perspective, with emphasis on international conventions as well as political reality
    • Innovative and unique modules, from the traditional to those at the cutting edge of recent developments
    • Flexibility and choice from a wide range of modules
    • An extremely friendly and approachable teaching team

    Course Structure

    Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the selection of Legal and Political Aspects of International Affairs modules. Their other modules may be drawn from the modules listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University.

    Depending on the programme and the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.

    Modules

    Compulsory modules

    • International Affairs: Legal and Political Aspects
    • Human Rights and Global Justice
    • International Humanitarian Law

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    Usually equivalent to a second class degree in law, and an English language qualification for non-native English speakers (6.5 in IELTS or 90 in TOEFL internet-based test). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 90 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

    Cardiff University is pleased to announce that the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme for entry 2014/15 has been confirmed.

    Cardiff University has committed to invest a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support Home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible full-time master programme in September 2014.

    The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

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