INRL30350 International Justice

Academic Year 2021/2022

In an increasingly connected and unequal world, it is increasingly difficult to argue that the claims of justice can be limited to the society or group we happen to find ourselves in. This course examines the main rival theories of justice and their application, first on a national and then on a global level. We will first examine certain key concepts such as justice and human rights, second the main moral and political theories of global justice and finally we will conclude with an examination of concrete policy issues related to global inequality.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, students will:- be familiar with the main normative theories in the area of international justice- be able to analyse and present normative political arguments- be able to formulate their own views and write a structured critical essay on a module topic.

Indicative Module Content:

Justice in one country vs international and global justice.
Rights and justice.
Development approaches and global justice.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Seminars and group presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
International Justice (INRL30020)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: An end of semester take home examination. Open book. Coursework (End of Trimester) Yes Graded No


Continuous Assessment: An essay of 2500 words. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback on essays will be available to students individually post-assessment. Feedback on exam answers will be available individually on request.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 10:00 - 10:50