This course is available as both a Standalone Short Course and Short Course for Credit.
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This course enables you to develop an understanding of the legal regulation and consequences of armed conflicts, with particular reference to leadership roles.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 04 Jul - 02 Sep 2022
  • LocationOnline

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:


  • Consider the nature, sources and interrelationship of international humanitarian law and international criminal law
  • Examine the rules of international humanitarian law for the regulation of hostilities and protection of victims in armed conflicts
  • Appraise the significance of international criminal law in conflict-related scenarios
  • Analyse the application of the law to command and leadership functions
  • Core content

    This module focuses on the application of systems thinking in the context of enterprise architecture. It incorporates the following topics:

  • The sources, origins and development of international humanitarian law
  • The scope of application of international humanitarian law
  • The regulation of the conduct of hostilities and the protection of victims of war
  • The concept of war crimes and the development of international criminal law
  • Crimes, defences and jurisdiction
  • Command responsibility




  • Upgrade to a professional qualification

    When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Leadership and Security Pathway of the Defence and Security Programme Leadership and Management MSc

    Find out more about short course credit points.


    How to apply

    To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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