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Gain a global perspective and broaden your horizons.

Navigate the complexities of border laws through a comprehensive exploration of diverse legal concepts. From territorial delimitations and international obstacles to the intricacies of managing cross-border regions, this is a unique opportunity to explore the evolving nature of modern border laws. If you want to further your professional development and gain an in-depth understanding of global border management and cross-border laws, this program is for you.

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Program description

The Micro-certificate in Modern Border Management: Law of Borders and Cross-Border Laws explores the juridical complexity of borders through varying legal disciplines such as the history of law, public law, international law, European law and transnational law. In this program, you will be introduced to key and innovative aspects of border law through discussions of territorial delimitations, border singularities, international disputes, border controls and the effects of the EU and globalization on contemporary borders. Practical exercises in each session will support and enhance your learning.

Program highlights

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The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading universities, recognized for preparing students for careers in a wide range of disciplines. Upon successful completion of this program you will receive a micro-certificate.

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This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve your professional goals in just three weeks.

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Our instructors are industry professionals with years of experience. They’re dedicated to helping you develop the knowledge and skills to realize your full potential.

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • identify the evolution of legal thinking about borders
  • assess the ways in which borders are used in legal and political spaces
  • evaluate juridical bordering processes and border-related policy recommendations
  • build datasets on borders for policy and scientific work
  • apply theoretical and juridical approaches to contemporary border issues

Program partner

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Borders in Globalization

Who is this program for?

This program will appeal to professionals working in related sectors, and to students and academics, interested in the disciplines of:

  • border studies
  • law
  • international relations
  • political science

Interested community members are also welcome to apply.

Courses and fees

In order to receive the micro-certificate you must successfully complete all three courses. The courses can be completed in any order.

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Estimated fees

Description Fee
Cross Border Management in Comparative Perspective $1,000.00
The Law of Borders in the 21st Century $1,000.00
One elective $600.00
Estimated Total $2,600.00*
Fees listed in this section are an estimate. Total program fees may vary depending on delivery format, course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Program sponsors

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
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Application information

Admission requirements

The program content is equivalent to advanced undergraduate level work. We recommend that learners who participate in the program, or who take individual courses, have either:

  • successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary study or,
  • have professional experience working in a related sector

How to apply

There is no application necessary for this program. Simply register for the individual courses. If you successfully complete the three required courses, we will issue a micro-certificate.