Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW3024: Public International Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

International law regulates relations at the international level and so this module seeks to study the theories, principles and processes of this system of law including its sources, legal personality, jurisdiction and responsibility. In addition the module will also explore substantive issues in the regulation of activities at the international context, including the use of force, dispute settlement processes, and the protection of human rights.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the theories and principles upon which international law is based;
2. review and analyse the relationship between international law and municipal law;
3. demonstrate a deep understanding of the role of the key actors of international law including States, international organisations and non-state actors;
4. demonstrate a detailed understanding and where necessary apply the standards and processes for regulating international activities;
Discipline-Specific Skills5. critically evaluate the place of international law in the wider context of the law;
6. undertake independent research using all international law resources;
7. apply knowledge to real and hypothetical situations;
Personal and Key Skills8. communicate complex ideas in written and oral form;
9. work independently and in a group.