International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

Programme Overview

Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes

The key objectives of the Erasmus Mundus Master in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development are:

  1. To provide you with a unique opportunity to study at an advanced level issues of global security, peace and development (GSPD) in their legal and political context;
  2. To support you to develop and demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the interconnected nature of GSPD challenges and objectives;
  3. To offer an innovative, integrated and coherent curriculum across at least three mandatory mobilities;
  4. To foster multidisciplinarity in the study of the international law of GSPD;
  5. To promote employability and graduate analytical, practical and transferable skills;
  6. To offer innovative joint/integrated research training and dissertation supervision;
  7. To utilise mobility experiences to enhance intercultural awareness and language competency;
  8. To ensure access to academic and non-academic personnel.

ILGSPD Master degree fosters excellence, innovation and competitiveness in the study of the international law of global security, as the first multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive Master that combines the study of global security, peace and development. 

Its design is built upon three disciplines (law, politics and international relations, sustainability) and a range of international legal academic subjects (security, peace, conflict, sustainable development, human rights, migration, European law). As such, the ILGSPD approach promises to break down the disciplinary and methodological boundaries between law, politics and international relations, and sustainability.

  •  Intellectual skills

    By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  1. articulate a critical evaluation of the legal, institutional and political framework pertaining to GSPD
  2. analyse and synthesise information from a number of primary and secondary legal sources to appreciate their relative value and to achieve knowledge and understanding of the law and politics of security, peace and development
  3. plan and successfully undertake extended pieces of research
  4. demonstrate independent thinking
  5. apply legal knowledge to practical problems
  6. determine solutions to developments and changes in the fields of security, peace and development
  7. demonstrate awareness of and respond to ethical consideration relevant to research on security, peace and development matters.
  • Subject-specific/practical skills

    By the end of this programme, you will demonstrate the ability to:

    1. critically evaluate relevant law and doctrine
    2. use electronic research methods
    3. locate and use primary and secondary legal sources
    4. understand the political dimensions of security, peace and development
    5. apply your knowledge of the law to concrete situations
  • Transferable/key skills to

By the end of this programme you will be able to:

  1. communicate effectively in writing and orally
  2. communicate effectively with audiences at different levels (peer group, academic staff, professionals);
  3. use IT applications effectively
  4. organise the learning process effectively
  5. work independently and in teams
  6. recognise and present an awareness of intercultural and interfaith matters and global citizenship
  7. undertake leadership roles and work effectively within team environments.


Applications for ILGSPD are now open. You can apply as an Erasmus Mundus scholarship-funded student or as a self-funded student.