We are delighted that the first cohort of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD) has started their studies last month. 30 students from around 20 countries will spend the first semester at the University of Glasgow to study global security, peace and development from an international law perspective, before moving on to the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) in January 2022 to study international relations. In their second year, the students will travel to Belgium (ULB), Germany (Leuphana), Estonia (Tartu) or the Netherlands (Radboud), depending on their preferred specialisation.


ILGSPD is designed to train the next-generation of lawyers and policy-makers with the ability to navigate the political context of international law, and the comprehensive knowledge needed to engage with the issues of global security, peace and development. It is funded by the European Union and delivered by a prestigious consortium of 9 European universities and 27 associate partners from across the globe. In addition to three mobility periods over two years, the programme is enriched with summer schools, legal clinic and moot courts, work placement opportunities, and an array of conferences, workshops, study trips and other networking and skills development opportunities.


Applications are now open for September 2022 entry! The ILGSPD programme accepts applications both for Erasmus Mundus scholarships and self-funding places.

The deadline to apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is 21 January 2022. We welcome applications from students from any region of the world. For more information please visit: https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/erasmusmundus/ilgspd/scholarships/

In case of self-funding applications, fees charged to students from EU, EEA (Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein) and ERASMUS associated countries (Turkey, FYR Macedonia, Serbia) are the same as those paid by UK students.


Developed in response to the growing need for graduates of excellence with leadership potential in international law and global affairs, this uniquely innovative two-year master programme is a springboard to a future career in the fields of law, policy and international relations. This includes the traditional international legal avenues such as working in legal departments of international organisations such as the United Nations, or in foreign ministries of states, as well as careers in policy and practice both at the international and domestic level.


For more information about ILGSPD, please visit https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/erasmusmundus/ilgspd/ and contact us via ilgspd@glasgow.ac.uk