Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals

International Law and the Politics of Global Security

Together with the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) we offer a two-year dual degree study programme that focuses on International Law and the Politics of Global Security.

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On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded with a Master's in International Security from IBEI and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law and Security from the University of Glasgow.


Programme structure

The two year study programme will be completed at IBEI and University of Glasgow, whereby students will spend the first study year in IBEI (September to August) with July and August dedicated to the production of a non-credit bearing 5,000 word dissertation. The second year at University of Glasgow lasts from September to the following August.

Background and aims

This innovative double degree, which combines the Master’s in International Security from IBEI and an LLM in International Law and Security from the University of Glasgow, offers in-depth knowledge of a wide range of security issues and their intersection with international law, especially the laws of armed conflict, human rights, and UN law.

The interdisciplinary programme will provide students with a holistic perspective on the contemporary political, strategic, ethical and legal challenges global security issues pose and the ways in which they can be addressed.

Career prospects

There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international law and security. You will be well placed for roles in international institutions, government departments (ministries of foreign affairs, defence, justice, home affairs, and development), non-governmental organisations and law firms.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 UK Honours degree, or a Spanish undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 7, or non-UK/Spanish undergraduate degree equivalent in law.

Applications from politics, international relations, European studies or war studies graduates are also considered.

Applicants must also submit evidence of their English language proficiency (TOEFL 92, IELTS 6.5, with no subtest less than 6.5, Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency Exam).

For more information on entry requirements and how to apply, please contact IBEI Admissions:


Annual Tuition Fees IBEI: €11,000

Annual Tuition Fees UofG:  £8,450 (EU/home students), £18,920 (non-EU students)


About Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals

Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) is an inter-university institute created in 2004 as a joint effort of all five public universities in the Barcelona metropolitan area and CIDOB (International Documentation Centre of Barcelona) to promote postgraduate training and research in politics and international relations in order to advance the understanding of global challenges to governance in our world.

Now into its second decade, IBEI has become consolidated and achieved a high level of recognition as an academic and research centre at both European and international level.