- The University's standard entry requirement consists of a Law degree at 2:2 or Graduate Diploma in Law/CPE
- Graduates in related disciplines, with law minors or with relevant professional experience or qualifications may be admitted subject to the programme leader's discretion
Months of entry
This course is designed to enable students to specialise in subjects related to human rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of international and regional human rights regimes and mechanisms, and critical assessment of their suitability to address contemporary challenges, such as the impact of business on the enjoyment of rights.
You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject; acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law.
By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethical and political issues informing the creation of international and regional human rights frameworks, institutions and practice you will enhance your professional development and horizons.
The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia.
With a strong sense of social justice at its core, Middlesex University School of Law is home to some of the world's foremost figures in the fields of human rights law, including genocide and death penalty authority Professor of International Law William Schabas, former journalist at the BBC World Service and human rights expert Senior Lecturer Dr Alice Donald, and the Director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) Professor of Human Rights Law Philip Leach. In 2015, Professor Leach was named the Law Society's Human Rights Lawyer of the Year.
When Professor Leach is not taking human rights cases to the European Court of Human Rights with EHRAC, which is based on campus, he is teaching on our postgraduate programmes.
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