Taught course

International Human Rights Law

Lancaster University · Law

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree, in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This scheme is intended to appeal to students who wish to study International Human Rights Law at Masters level, with the research focusing on a distinct although relatively broad specialism.

The required courses, combined with appropriate options, lay a strong foundation in the basics of international human rights which are of increasing importance today. The coursework requirements will develop research skills, and lay the basis for a substantial dissertation. Graduates completing the programme will be equipped to engage in more specialised practical or academic research in this field.

This scheme offers two optional pathways, the programme of which will be confirmed by the student at registration:

· Studying five modules with a 20,000 word dissertation

· Studying six modules with a 15,000 word dissertation


Core modules:

· International Human Rights Law

· International Law

· Dissertation

One of the following Human Rights options:

· Rights of Peoples

· The Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right

· International Criminal Law

Optional modules

· Two/three from the Law modules detailed on page xx, depending on your chosen pathway

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7250 per year
International students
£15,500 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592465
+44 (0)1524 848137