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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3146: International Law, Conflict and Strategy

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The module draws on the research interests and expertise of the Law School and the Strategy and Security Institute to provide you with a unique insight into the interaction between international law and strategy. It allows you to study some of the most pressing contemporary legal and security dilemmas and thereby gain a detailed understanding of the rules of international conflict and security law and their application in practice.

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 key features of the international legal order and detailed knowledge of selected aspects of international conflict and security law;
2. demonstrate a critical understanding of the role that law plays in the international security environment and how strategic considerations shape the development and application of international law.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of law and legal argument as a constraining and enabling factor for political decision-making;
4. apply legal knowledge to complex problems and apply judgement when presented with competing policy imperatives;
5. select and process relevant information from a broad range of diverse primary and secondary materials.
Personal and Key Skills6. prepare analytically compelling work with limited guidance that employs appropriate interpretative techniques and presents a nuanced line of argument;
7. engage in debate effectively and develop complex arguments and opinions with limited guidance;
8. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.