Taught course

Human Rights Law

Cardiff University · Cardiff Law School

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates from any legal tradition or jurisdiction, who wish to study Human Rights Law at an advanced level. Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages for more information. Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered. In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Provides an opportunity for students to interact with lawyers who have practical human rights law experience.
  • Enables students to attend human rights based conferences and seminars run by the Centre for Health & Social Care law.

The LLM Human Rights Law critically analyses the domestic and international impact of the major UN and European Conventions – both civil and political as well as the socio-economic and cultural.

It aims to provide a sound knowledge of the theory and the legal rules applicable to international human rights treaties and their domestic counterparts. Course participants will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Although it will be of particular interest to students and advocates wishing to study this subject at Masters Level, it will, in addition, be of direct relevance to health and social care professionals working in the independent and statutory sectors.

Full details can be found on our website: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p141.html

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Team Law and Politics
+44 (0)29 2087 4351
+44 (0)29 2087 4097