Our LLM or MSc Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management is a globally unique programme, which is accessible to law and non-law graduates, including professionals engaged in humanitarian aid and disaster prevention and management.
This innovative multidisciplinary programme examines the role of global law, policy, and practice across the spectrum of possible conflicts, ‘human-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters. It further considers significant crises not escalating to the scale of conflict or disaster, as well as complex emergencies.
You will be taught in an engaging and interactive manner by world leading academics in this field, and you will also benefit from embedded mentoring, employability and practical training delivered by practitioners.
There is flexibility for you to transfer between degree entry points (e.g. LLM, PGDip, PGCert); also to take individual modules with Certificates of Credit which are transferable to the degree programme.
Globally unique programme which examines law, policy and practice, with multidisciplinary perspectives
Available to law and non-law graduates
Develops key professional and personal skills, with embedded employability and practical training delivered by practitioners
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).
Entry requirements: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply. However, our participants come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.
What will you study?
Global Architecture of Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management
Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice
Hazard, Risk, Vulnerability and Resilience
Research Project or Professional Placement
Law of Armed Conflict
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £7,735 per year
New international students: £16,450 per year
New UK/EU students: £4,175 year one
New international students: £8,425 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in September 2020. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
*10% fees discount for qualifying NGOs. Fees include £400 extra costs for practical training. An additional fee of approximately £1,600 is payable for optional external fragile/hostile environment training. Contact the School of Law for further details.
What career can you have?
The programme will appeal to early and mid-career law and non-law professionals as well as recent graduates and career changers. In addition to developing core knowledge of foundational principles of International Law, this unique programme facilitates a multidisciplinary awareness – which is increasingly essential for working in the sectors of crisis, conflict and disaster management.
The skills gained by undertaking a postgraduate Law degree are in great demand from both legal and non-legal employers. As with any postgraduate taught Law programme, completion of the various entry points will be an asset for students seeking employment in international courts and tribunals, United Nations agencies, legal practice and advocacy in the international law field, international NGOs, the public service (in the areas of foreign relations, international development, etc), law reform agencies, the media (journalism and broadcasting) and academia (with further postgraduate study).
In addition, graduates are expected to be distinguishable in employability terms from the graduates of other Public International Law programmes due to this programme’s unique features, notably an increased multidisciplinary awareness which will better facilitate inter-disciplinary collaborations in the work place and which will be important for future roles both in the field as well as in management. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to become specialists in Disaster Law, an area of Law of growing national and international importance and for which there is likely to be increasing demand for specialists in the field.