Entry requirements

Students will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in Law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both non-Law graduates and work experience-based candidates.

If you are new to the academic study of law you will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before the course begins. You are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.

English language requirements

An IELTS minimum score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing) is required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our LLM in Human Rights Law gives you a critical understanding of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of international human rights and international and regional human rights systems.

You will gain advanced knowledge in the areas of:

  • international criminal law
  • the laws of armed conflict
  • humanitarian intervention and post-conflict reconstruction
  • international development and globalisation
  • refugee and migrant law
  • the promotion and application of human rights as part of legal reform in the developing world.

Our teaching staff are active in original and internationally-recognised research. They encourage you to get involved in their respective areas of expertise by teaching specialist modules and by supervising dissertations in their specialist subjects.

The course is ideal if you intend to pursue a career in:

  • international governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • government
  • academia.

Our recent course graduates have gained positions in international organisations such as UNICEF.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
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Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848