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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3024: Public International Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or most of the following topics:


  •     Sources
  •     Subjects
  •     Legal Personality
  •     Jurisdiction
  •     State Responsibility
  •    Dispute Settlement


  •     Armed Conflicts and Use of Force
  •     Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  •     International Human Rights
  •     International Criminal Justice
  •     Regulation of Cyber Domain and Outer Space Law
  •    Refugees and Displaced Persons

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity4646 x 1 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity96 x 1.5 hour Workshops
Guided independent study120Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study35Workshop Preparation
Guided independent study 80Assessment Preparation
Guided independent study10Formative Assessment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

  • ·ICJ:
  • ·ICC:
  • ·Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
  • ·The International Law Commission:
  • ·Oxford Reports on International Law on campus URL:

off campus URL:

  • ·Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) on campus URL:

off campus URL:

  • ·International law blogs:

-       EJIL: Talk!:

-       Opinio Juris: