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Rank: 26 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/02
Intl fees: £15900
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The University of Aberdeen evaluation:
16.2 : 1
Law and legal studies evaluation:
The programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of public international law while also discussing recent trends and current developments in this area of law. It is designed for candidates who seek the qualification of a general public international lawyer, but with a range of special interests (as in international human rights law, in world trade or in international environmental protection). Our Public International Law programme covers a range of courses that explore international contemporary issues. It analyses topics such as International Law’s role in preventing international terrorism, the protection of human rights and the current legal climate’s change regime. This programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of Public International Law pursuing, or working in a career in governmental institutions, international organisations, international non-governmental organisations, international legal firms, or as international legal consultants. The University of Aberdeen is renowned for attracting world-class teaching staff, unrivalled in their breadth of knowledge and experience in their specialist subjects. You will have access to first rate teaching from highly respected staff. Most of them have an international profile, such as Programme Director Dr Irène Couzigou, who has previously taught at universities in Paris, in France as well as in Heidelberg and Mannheim in Germany. She has also published extensively in several languages.
Normally, a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Law will be required to be accepted onto this programme. Relevant practical experience in a related field will also be beneficial.
IELTS (Academic): 6.5
TOEFL (iBT): 90.0
PTE Academic: 62.0
About this university
For students travelling from outside the UK, the International Student Advisors are available to help guide them on a range of issues. This can range from immigration and visas information, non-academic guidance regarding life in the country as well as help on financial matters. They are based within the Student Advice and Support Office and there are also various pages on the website to help with confidential advice and guidance. Students are represented by the Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA). It does not operate a traditional students' union arrangement but does operate The Hub, a dining and social centre created in the former central refectory after a refurbishment. There are some 100 clubs and societies for students to get involved with. The AUSA organises these and among them is the Aberdeen University Debater, the oldest organisation founded in 1848. There is also a student newspaper and numerous other arts and media opportunities. Another notable organisation is the Aberdeen Future Fund, a charity that seeks positive relationships from alumni of the university with current students to help prepare for their future. Sports are organised by the Aberdeen University Sports Union and make use of the various facilities around the sites including the fields to the rear of King's College and the Aberdeen Sports Village.