Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching

International Law with International Relations

This specialisation allows international law and international relations to inform each other. It covers the general methods, scope and theories of international law, international humanitarian law and international relations. The specialisation provides a detailed understanding of the role, potential and limitations of public international law in international affairs. Its interdisciplinary approach is particularly suited to those involved with, or hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, foreign affairs departments and international law firms. Students studying International Law with International Relations are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) at Kent. These include, workshops, trips to international courts and tribunals, and guest lecture series.

Students taking this specialisation can choose to spend one term at our Canterbury campus and one at our Brussels centre (returning to their primary campus to complete the dissertation) under our split-site option for this programme.


Modules associated with this specialisation include:

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law (Brussels only)
  • International Migration Law
  • Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems
  • Public International Law
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • Transnational Justice and Rule of Law Programming
  • Students also take two modules drawn from the School of Politics and International Relations
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