Master in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

Program Description

Master in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

This multidisciplinary programme has two directions:

The programme of International Law, Diplomacy, and International Relations introduces students to the frameworks and processes underlying international relations. You will learn the key intellectual tools that expose you to contemporary international relations. Specialist study modules focus on the forms of organisation, dispute settlement, the law of treaties, law of the sea and rules governing diplomatic relations. Additionally, you will study economic and financial relations, international trade, economic law in its institutional aspects followed by international criminal and human rights law, environment and sustainable development and nuclear law. Students also explore the historical and geopolitical contexts of international relations, providing a working knowledge of tried and tested diplomatic techniques.

Students that choose to follow the programme of Defence and International Security will be introduced to history of national and international security within a multidisciplinary framework. You will learn key tools about war mechanism, security policies and doctrines to better understand defense issues in the today’s world. It allows students to acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge, along with an overall vision of the issues involved in defense, peace-keeping, intelligence services, international security and diplomacy. Starting from “History of defence and national security” and “History of war and peace” students will follow topics like “Law of armed conflict and security”, “Geopolitics of conflicts”, to the modern question of “Cybersecurity”. These major themes are taught to a very high level of expertise by academics and practitioners in link with international military institutions.

Our faculty is composed of professors and law professionals from Paris-Descartes University, from Paris-Sorbonne University, from other prestigious European universities and academic institutions who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Highly specialized experts, diplomats and military experts will contribute to our students strategic thinking and planning.

Programme Highlights

This course exceptionally prepares students for careers in international diplomacy, governmental and non-governmental organisations, public administration, think tanks, NGOs, risk analysis and research agencies, future security and defence policy.

International recognition

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Higher Education and is recognized worldwide.

Enhancing individual & national development

Within the next decade, the UAE is poised to dedicate its focus towards socio-economic sustainability. The curriculum at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi will be crucial in creating and encouraging a new generation passionate about national and international political stability and to refine their skills and career potential to complement the country’s rapid and ambitious progress.

Year 1 – International Public Law

International Public Law

Semester 1

  • UE 1
    • ECUE Law of the Internal European Market
    • ECUE International and European Taxation Law
  • UE 2
    • ECUE International Economics
    • ECUE Comparative approach of public Law
  • UE 3
    • ECUE Environment Law
    • ECUE Reflections on the history of politics and international relations
  • UE 4
    • ECUE Languages

Semester 2

  • UE 5
    • ECUE Private International Law
    • ECUE Public International Trade Law
  • UE 6
    • ECUE Introduction to public law
    • ECUE European Business Law
  • UE 7
    • ECUE Law of Public Contracts and Procurements
    • ECUE Public Business Law
  • UE 8 Languages

Year 2

Concentration International Law, international relations and diplomacy

Semester 3

  • UE 1
    • ECUE Advanced International Law
    • ECUE Evolution of diplomatic structures
  • UE 2
    • ECUE History of international relations
    • ECUE Law of armed conflict and security
  • UE 3
    • ECUE Geopolitics of conflicts
    • ECUE Contemporary diplomatic problems

Semester 4

  • UE 5 Peaceful settlements of international conflicts
  • UE 6 International criminal law - International protection of human rights
  • UE 7 (One optional subject)
    • ECUE International organisations
    • ECUE Cybersecurity
  • UE 8 Languages
  • UE 9 Research dissertation

Concentration Defence and International Security

Semester 3

  • UE 1
    • ECUE Advanced International Law
    • ECUE Evolution of diplomatic structures
  • UE 2
    • ECUE History of international relations
    • ECUE Law of armed conflict and security
  • UE 3
    • ECUE History of defence and national security
    • ECUE History of war and peace from Antiquity to the today’s world
  • UE 4 Languages

Semester 4

  • UE 5 History of intelligence and international security (1989-2017)
  • UE 6 Maritimes issues in international relations
  • UE 7 (One optional subject)
    • ECUE International organisations
    • ECUE Cybersecurity
  • UE 8 Languages
  • UE 9 Research dissertation

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This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 10, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 1, 2017
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1 - 2 years
Full time
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United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
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