International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

University of Glasgow

We are proud to be an international law school with a rich heritage. Law was one of the four original faculties established by the University of Glasgow upon its founding in 1451. The subject has been taught continuously since 1714.

Today, we teach students from over 30 countries with a staff from across the world. Our academics are leaders in their field, with diverse research interests ranging from the United Nations and international courts and tribunals, to Copyright issues in the digital age.

The University is ranked in the top 1% of world universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The School placed 48th for Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. It was ranked as the no.1 law school in Scotland and no.2 in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2019.

Our graduates have gone on to work in international courts, the European Commission, banking and finance, international law firms, governments, and academic institutions around the world.

The School of Law is a centre for innovative world leading research with significant impact. Our community of researchers includes academic staff, research students and visiting scholars working in a wide range of areas

In Semester 1 you will be located in Glasgow, in the School of Law. As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is a dynamic, modern city. At UoG you will study the fundamentals of the International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development. University of Glasgow’s  School of Law hosts the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS), directed by the ILGSPD Programme Co-Director Prof Robin Geiss.

Based within the University of Glasgow’s School of Law the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security is a centre of excellence for research and training in the field of international law and security. it is home to a cosmopolitan community of around 30 active research staff and doctoral students. The breadth of expertise and interest of our researchers enables us to boast of 12 specialist areas within the field of international law and security. The internationally recognised research and consultancy work carried out by GCILS staff provides the basis for our academic programmes and executive training.

You will benefit from access to GCILS staff, who will be teaching the ILGSPD courses, as well as GCILS’ resources, events, activities and work placement opportunities. GCILS hosts research projects on international humanitarian law, new technologies, humanitarian-peace-development nexus, peace-making, international dispute settlement, and international human rights law among others. You will have access to the wide-ranging expertise and resources reflecting the focus areas of ILGSPD, including through guest lectures by their staff members.



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