Months of entry
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
Course contact details
- Professor Brice Dickson, Programme Director
- 028 9097 5122