Taught course

Human Rights Law

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline (eg Archaeology, BA Liberal Arts etc). Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The protection of human rights at the international level is a relatively new branch of law. Since World War Two there has been a huge growth in the number and variety of human rights standards set out in international treaties and in other so-called 'soft law' documents. These standards are not always fully implemented and the international mechanisms for trying to get them implemented are defective.

This LLM provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth appreciation of what has gone right or wrong and to suggest ways in which human rights could be protected more effectively so that human beings everywhere can realise their full potential.

The School has more than 25 years' experience in delivering an LLM in Human Rights Law and has constantly reviewed and revised what it offers as part of this degree, changing content to reflect the human rights issues that are currently most prominent.

The focus is on international human rights law (including at regional levels in Europe, Africa and the Americas) with a concentration on the practice of human rights, especially in the contexts of discrimination, armed conflicts, terrorism and migration. The School's joint expertise is harnessed so as to provide a vibrant and relevant course which will stimulate the hearts as well as the minds of students who are taking it.

Information for international students

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Fees and funding

For information regarding funding, please refer to the Postgraduate Office website.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Brice Dickson, Programme Director
Email
pglawenquiries@qub.ac.uk
Phone
028 9097 5122