Taught course

International Human Rights

Birmingham City University · School of Law

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 on a UK degree in law (e.g. LLB), or minimum 2:2 on a UK degree which includes law as a substantial component (e.g. BA Law and Management), or an equivalent overseas qualification. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6 in each category), or equivalent will also be required for international students whose first language is not English.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our LLM in International Human Rights will expose you to the fundamental aspects of the field, and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine the impact of the international human rights standards on national constitutions and laws, with particular focus given to the conflict between international standards and national provision.

The LLM International Human Rights also provides you with an opportunity to assess how international human rights law offers protection to different categories of vulnerable groups.

Additionally, our LLM provides an opportunity to acquire, or build upon existing skills gained from your undergraduate course - enhancing employment opportunities in the legal profession and providing a basis for progression to doctoral studies.

You will analyse and critically evaluate principle features of international human rights law, including fundamental concepts, values, principles and rules, and the main institutions and procedures. You’ll also learn to evaluate complex legal issues, communicate complex and abstract ideas, and employ strategic transferable skills.

Information for international students

Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. English Language requirement for international students whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. English language support is available.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Postgraduate students must find ways of funding their tuition fees and living costs rather than relying on government grants and loans. We offer further information on possible financial support.

Qualification and course duration


full time
6-8 months
part time
12-16 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

The LLM is accredited for Continuing Professional Development purposes by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595