Kent Law School

Critical perspectives research led teaching

International Law

This specialisation is taught primarily by examining current international events and the theoretical bases of international law. It is particularly suited to those involved with, or who are hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, international law firms and foreign affairs departments. Students studying International Law 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.

The specialisation will enable you to understand and evaluate international law and its role, potential and limitations in international affairs. The programme will also emphasise the theoretical bases of international law.

The specialisation is of particular benefit for those involved with, or hoping to work for, international organisations, non-governmental organisations or in international law firms.


Modules associated with this specialisation include:

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • European Human Rights Law
  • International Environmental Law - Substantive Legal Aspects
  • International Environmental Law - Legal Foundations
  • International Migration Law
  • Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems
  • Public International Law
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • Transnational Justice and Rule of Law Programming


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