New Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development (ILGSPD).  The successful bid, led by GCILS Director Professor Robin Geiß and Dr Asli Ozcelik Olcay, will see the programme receive 4.32 million Euros in funding from the European Commission.

ILGSPD will spearhead an innovative approach to 21st century international legal education recognising the nexus between global security, peace and sustainable development. It is developed against the background of the current UN, EU and UK objectives to defend the rules-based order and international law amid the unprecedented, complex and interconnected challenges the world is facing. The programme will train the next generation of lawyers and policymakers who will be able to navigate the political context of international law and approach global security, peace and development issues comprehensively.

This innovative and multidisciplinary programme will be delivered by a consortium of 7 other leading European universities: University of Tartu, Radboud University, Leuphana University of Luneburg,  Université libre de Bruxelles and Institut Barcelona d’Estudis internacionals (delivering a joint degree awarded by three Spanish universities: Universitat de Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autonoma de Bareclona and Universitat de Barcelona). In addition, the programme will benefit from connections with Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich as a Key Associate Partner and 29 other academic and non-academic Associate Partners from across the globe. The programme builds on our existing teaching partnerships with the Leuphana University of Luneburg and Institut Barcelona d’Estudis internacionals, long established links with the University of Tartu and Radboud University, as well as our existing research collaborations with all Consortium partners.

The programme is the first Erasmus Mundus degree for Glasgow’s School of Law, and it builds on and complements the cutting-edge research and impact-driven portfolio of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security.

As Professor Robin Geiß said, “we hope that this programme will stand as a strong reminder of the value and importance of continuous higher education cooperation across Europe and internationally”.

The programme website will be launched in September. You can find out more information about the programme here.

Professor Geiß and Dr Ozcelik Olcay would like to thank Professor Jane Mair, Dr James Devaney, Dr Henry Lovat, Dr Eamonn Butler McIntosh, Angela Melley, Toni O’Neill, Maryam Morel, Aleksandra Sobieraj, Susan Holmes, Laura Macfadyen and Danielle Higgins for their invaluable help and support throughout the application process.


First published: 7 August 2020