International Law, Security and Strategic Studies
University of Aberdeen
Key Course Facts
International Law and Strategic Studies at Aberdeen explores how the legal disciplines impact the prevention, control and conduct of conflicts in the modern word. With the combined strength of the School of Law and the School of Social Science, this programme explores the use of force by international and transnational actors to achieve political and security objectives. It allows a focused appreciation of the legal considerations that frame many contemporary conflicts. Students will have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and analytic skills through studying courses such as International Law: A Time of Challenges and Global Security Issues. This programme was designed by experts in the fields of International Law and Strategic Studies. With their combined input, you will gain unique insights into both subjects and will advance your understanding of their relationship. The programme aligns with the interdisciplinary competencies required for today’s job market in international security. The University of Aberdeen has a reputation for attracting world-class teaching staff with unrivalled experience and knowledge in their specialist subjects. You will have access to first rate teaching from globally respected staff, such as Programme Director Dr Irène Couzigou, who before lecturing at Aberdeen, worked at the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim in Germany and at the University of Paris II in France.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 6.0 or above; Speaking - 5.5 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||90||TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above; Reading - 21 or above; Speaking - 20 or above; Writing - 21 or above.|
|PTE Academic||62||Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 59 or above; Writing - 59 or above.|
|Institution's Own Test||Academic English Pre-sessional Programmes - Pass (valid for one year) OR Academic English Preparation Programme - Pass at Level Four (valid for one year).|
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study International Law, Security and Strategic Studies, LLM, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Normally an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in International Relations, Politics, Economics, Law, Geography, History or cognate disciplines, or relevant professional experience (e.g. work for NGOs, the civil service, the military, the international media). Prospective applicants who are unsure about their eligibility are encouraged to address an informal inquiry to the programme director.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Aberdeen in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Aberdeen
Dating back to the year 1495 we find the University of Aberdeen, located in the Scottish city of the same name. The main site of this ancient institution is Old Aberdeen, where students in the arts and social sciences as well as the physical sciences carry out their learning. Meanwhile on the significantly more modern campus site Foresterhill, learners in the medical and research fields occupy their own purpose-built buildings, such as Suttie Centre.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Law LLM||The University of York||89%||5%||0%||£8440||£18700||162||York||On campus Part-time|
|Social Policy and Law MA (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||76%||0%||5%||£9250||£23100||203||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|International Relations and International Law MA (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||52%||1%||0%||£9250||£23100||215||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Law (General) LLM LLM||University of Liverpool||56%||1%||2%||£9900||£20500||147||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Law (Juris Doctor) LLM||The University of York||89%||5%||0%||£9250||£17980||162||York||On campus Full-time|
|International Commercial Law LLM||Brunel University||56%||6%||15%||£10750||£17875||135||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Law LLM||University of Sunderland||81%||5%||9%||£6750||£13750||125||Sunderland||On campus Full-time|
|Business and Law MA (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||70%||0%||0%||£9250||£23100||194||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|International Business Law LLM||The University of Law||77%||2%||5%||£10500||-||137||Guildford||On campus Full-time|
|Law (General) LLM||Birkbeck, University of London||79%||10%||5%||£5925||£9045||-||London||On campus Part-time|