Master in Conflict and Disaster Law


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Programme Description

Conflicts and disasters have affected and will continue to affect, individuals, communities, states, regions, and continents around the world. According to the United Nations, more than two billion people have been affected by disasters and conflicts since the year 2000, destroying infrastructure, displacing populations, and fundamentally undermining human security.

The LLM Conflict and Disaster Law is designed to equip students with a critical understanding of how law, policy, and practice impacts responses to conflict and disaster in both human and environmental situations.

Students can explore the various elements of the disaster management cycle concerned with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters, and consider the legal framework applicable to these disasters. The programme also allows students to develop their understanding of the law of armed conflict, from the ‘laws of war’ to the strong humanitarian focus of the modern era.

Students can undertake a substantial dissertation, which is designed to enhance research skills through a detailed investigation in an area of their own choice.

How You Study

The programme is delivered through weekly two-hour seminars for each module. Extensive preparation is required for each seminar, and wide reading is expected. Students will be expected to undertake five core modules, and are able to select from a range of optional modules allowing them to tailor the programme to their own interests.

Core Modules:

  • International Human Rights
  • LLM Use of Force and International Law
  • LLM Disaster Law: Contemporary Challenges
  • LLM Dissertation (Conflict and Disaster Law)
  • LLM International Law and World Order

Optional Modules:

  • International Criminal Justice
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Environmental Law
  • LLM Law of Armed Conflict
  • LLM The Law of Forced Migration
  • The EU as a Global Actor: EU External Relations Law

Contact and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme vary depending on the module being delivered and the stage of the study. The postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.

How You Are Assessed

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.

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