Law graduates The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.
Months of entry
The LLM in Human Rights Law programme is designed to enable you to form an advanced conceptual understanding of international law relating to the promotion and protection of human rights at the international, regional and domestic levels.
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
Human Rights Collegium
The Human Rights Collegium at Queen Mary is the first association between a university and a non-governmental organisation established to provide scholarly expertise, research and teaching on national and international human rights. The Human Rights Collegium is based at Queen Mary, University of London and is a consortium of members of the School of Law and the British Institute of Human Rights. The collegium's aim is to focus on areas that are at the forefront of human rights to help contribute to its progressive development and to benefit the community. These rights include socio-economic rights; rights of women; international child rights and the rights of other vulnerable groups.
he Master of Laws (LLM) is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
Each of the LLM programmes follows a common format: you will take 135 credits worth of taught modules (examined in May-June) and thereafter you work on a 15,000-word dissertation worth 45 credits (submitted mid August).
What differs from programme to programme is the range of modules that you are required to choose from. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for theMaster of Laws.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Human Rights Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.
- QLLM021 Corporate Governance (45 credits)
- QLLM035 Gender, Law and the State: Current Legal Issues (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM038 Human Rights of Women (45 credits)
- QLLM047 International and Comparative Social Justice (45 credits)
- QLLM053 International Criminal Law (45 credits)
- QLLM057 International Law of Armed Conflict and the Use of Force (45 credits)
- QLLM059 International Law on the Rights of the Child (45 credits)
- QLLM076 Media Law (45 credits)
- QLLM078 Mental Health Law (45 credits)
- QLLM100 EU Immigration Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM101 EU Criminal Law (Sem 2)
- QLLM127 International Human Rights Law (45 credits)
- QLLM167 Indigenous Rights: Selected Issues in Practice and Theory (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM168 International Law and Indigenous Peoples (Sem 2)
- QLLM170 Cultural Diversity and Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM172 Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (Sem 2)
- QLLM173 Terrorism and Human Rights: Constitutional Perspectives (Sem 1)
- QLLM174 Migration, Security and Human Rights (Sem 1)
- QLLM176 International Refugee Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM177 International Migration Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
- QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM323 State Crime (sem 2)
- QLLM326 The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (sem 1)
- QLLM327 European Union Human Rights Law (Sem 2) (Not Running 2016-17)
- QLLM355 Celebrity Privacy, the Media and the Law (sem 1)
- QLLM359 Cyberspace Law: Protecting the Online Persona: Digital Rights in Cyberspace (sem 2) (not running 2016-17)
- QLLM382 Energy Law and Ethics (sem 1)
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
Fees and funding
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
School of Law scholarships
The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Susan Sullivan
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