The Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (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.
The world is facing unprecedented, complex and interconnected challenges. With increasing violence due to armed conflicts, terrorism and violent extremism, deepening socio-economic fragility and inequality, massive flows of refugees, climate change, and the development of new technologies like cyber technologies and Artificial Intelligence, the contemporary world order appears to be increasingly destabilized.
It is increasingly acknowledged, including by the United Nations, European Union, states and civil societies, that such challenges to global security, peace and development cannot be addressed singularly. Our Master is built on this acknowledgement: it provides an opportunity to study the interplay between law, politics, international relations, economics and sustainability across the fields of human rights, migration, economics and sustainability, and peace, security and conflict.
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 benefits from the expertise of nine European partner Higher Education institutions and a global network of 27 Associate Partners, including leading universities, research centres, international institutions, NGOs and law firms from around the world.
The programme is enriched with a minimum of three international mobility periods, 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.
This programme is at the forefront of cutting-edge teaching with its multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the international law of global security, peace and development.
You will be offered mobility opportunities at leading European universities as part of an innovative, multidisciplinary, and integrated team-delivered programme.
It offers a uniquely comprehensive degree, bringing together all international legal regimes relevant to global security, peace and development, by incorporating specialisms in human rights, migration, peace and security, and sustainable development.
You will undertake a multifaceted programme of summer schools, guest lectures, legal clinics, work placements, interaction with practitioners, moot courts and language training.
This degree spearheads an innovative approach to legal education that is urgently needed for our increasingly volatile, interconnected and complex global future, and trains graduates of excellence with leadership potential in international law and global affairs.
Our Master programme will be a springboard for you to a future career in the fields of law, policy and international relations, having been equipped with unique multidisciplinary and transferable skills, as well as professional experience through internships and work placements. 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.
The programme is taught over 24 months and includes at least three mobility periods.
The degree-awarding partners are the University of Glasgow, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, the University of Tartu, Radboud University, Leuphana University of Luneburg and the Université libre de Bruxelles.
The programme is structured around mobility periods where you spend:
Semester 1: University of Glasgow
Semester 2: Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals
Semester 3: Radboud University, University of Tartu, Leuphana University of Luneburg or Université libre de Bruxelles.
Semester 4: dissertation – your Semester 3 location.
In year 1 you will spend one semester at the University of Glasgow (to study international law of global security, peace & development) and one at Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (to study international relations and politics).
Semester 3 (year 2): you will select one of the semester 3 partners, which offer thematic study track options:
Radboud University offers 2 study tracks: i. International and European law advanced; ii. Human rights and migration
University of Tartu: International law and human rights
Leuphana University of Luneburg: International economics, sustainability and governance
Université libre de Bruxelles: Peace and security, security and conflict
Semester 4: you will remain at your semester 3 location to write your dissertation. Supervisor allocation will be based on staff subject background and research interests.
The pedagogical design of this programme will expose you to a broad range of teaching, learning and assessment formats including lectures, discussion-oriented seminars, work placements, project-based teamwork, law clinics, moot court exercises, e-learning, dissertation, written assignments and exams and oral presentations.
Applications close on 25 January 2021.
You can apply as
For information on our application deadlines and to apply, please visit the programme website: globalsecuritylaw-erasmusmundus.eu
Having left the EU in an orderly fashion, the UK remains able to coordinate and take part in EMJMDs for the lifetime of the funding period. As a UK-based institution, University of Glasgow continues to participate in Erasmus+.
The ILGSPD consortium looks forward to receiving applications from students from all countries around the world and from both self-funding applicants and EMJMD scholarship applicants.
For enquiries about the programme, application process and scholarships, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org